WORKSHOP: Civil Dialogue: Building Skills to Bridge the Divide, May 13, 2017

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The Education and Training Group of Takoma Park Mobilization Presents:

Civil Dialogue: Building Skills to Bridge the Divide

Concerned that political polarization is dividing our society into warring tribes?

Wish you could have non-adversarial discussions with people who do not share your views?

Want to reach out to them to explore possible common ground, but hesitate to do so?

In this workshop, you will learn and practice skills for:

  • conducting conversations about difficult topics that don’t end in shouting matches
  • inclusive listening and asking questions geared to understanding  

This workshop be facilitated by two national experts in civil dialogue and mediation:

  • Mary Jacksteit is former Project Director with Search for Common Ground and currently an Associate with the Public Conversations Project.
  • Lorig Charkoudian is Executive Director of Community Mediation Maryland, a statewide network of local mediation centers.

Saturday, May 13, 3:00-5:30 pm
Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD

You must register in advance.  Use this link to register:

Suggested donation: $20 or $10 for students/low income. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Questions?  Contact Keith Kozloff at, or Laura Adams at