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Saturday, February 3 • 10:15am - 11:00am
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It’s never been easy to talk about an issue you care deeply about with someone who disagrees with you. Now, it might be especially hard. But good society thrives on challenging conversation. If you’ve been wanting to find fresh ways to approach what could be tense exchanges about things that matter, this is the session for you.
The Evergrey team has talked with some impactful facilitators and moderators in our work bringing different people around the region together. (We once took locals to Sherman County, Oregon, so people who voted for Clinton and people who voted for Trump could chat.) In this workshop, we’ll explore how you can approach charged discussions so they lead to better understanding, and invite you to share your own best practices and experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Mónica Guzmán (Moderator)

Mónica Guzmán (Moderator)

Mónica Guzmán is co-founder and director of The Evergrey, a daily Seattle newsletter that connects locals to their city. She is a former columnist at The Seattle Times, GeekWire, The Daily Beast and The Columbia Journalism Review, and studied ways to build closer connections be... Read More →
avatar for Ana Sofia Knauf (Moderator)

Ana Sofia Knauf (Moderator)

Ana Sofia Knauf is a storytelling producer at The Evergrey. She's a Los Angeles transplant who decided to grow roots in Seattle after graduating from the University of Washington. Her work has been published in The Stranger, The Seattle Globalist, Grist, Puget Sound Business Jour... Read More →
avatar for Warren Etheredge

Warren Etheredge

Warren Etheredge is a Storyfinder. He has conducted over 3,500 interviews. He is one of the founding faculty of TheFilmSchool, helping filmmakers translate their stories for screens big and small, and The Red Badge Project, helping combat veterans work through PTSD and other issues by teaching them the art of storytelling. In the Fall of 2017, he launched a new 30-week screenwriting program at the University of Washington and was appointed the VP of Curation... Read More →
avatar for Bo Zhang

Bo Zhang

Boting (Bo) Zhang conducts little experiments in collective belonging and writes about them at The Bramble Project. She facilitated Between Americans, a conversation across the red-blue divide, as a post-election "side project" (ha!). Her customary focus is on the civic and socia... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Pigott Auditorium Su Campus Walk, Seattle, WA 98122, USA