An Exercise of Listening to One Another in Empathy: Short Film Screening and Discussion
After the Communication Agreement was read, participants broke out into chat rooms where the immediate reactions of the clip were shared. After the breakout rooms, participants gathered in the main hall online to discuss what struck most from the video and what can be done in closing.
About this Event
“A poll taken after the 2016 election of thousands of people in all 50 states found that 16% had stopped speaking to a family member or close friend over politics. This finding suggests the unraveling of 50 million relationships, and I cannot help but believe that this negative trend has significantly accelerated since 2016.”
As Pacifica Institute , We wanted to be part of the efforts to eliminate polarization by promoting dialogue and mutual understanding in empathy.
PURPLE ( blue +red) tells the story of Americans with opposing viewpoints confronting their disagreements head-on and discovering the concerns and experiences that lie behind each other’s positions. Filmed in rural Wisconsin and Iowa – in a swing region within two bordering swing states – PURPLE presents a rare political conversation that uplifts, provokes, and inspires while going toward the heat of passionate political differences.
Zoom Event: After registration you will receive the zoom link on the event day.
Event Schedule :
Communication Agreement (2 min.)
Film Screening (22 min.)
Break-out Pairs to Discuss Immediate Reactions (8 min.)
Exercises: Naming Differences (15 min.)
What You Can Do and Closing (5 min.)