Deliberative and Reflective Dialogue refer to a variety of methods to build understanding across difference, as an antidote to social discord.
- The McKeen Center’s What Matters program facilitates hard conversations on campus, in the form of both large town-hall style events, and more intimate ongoing conversations in partnership with Make Shift Coffee House.
- Bowdoin’s Social Justice Leadership Institute / Bowdoin Dialogues hosts a Inter- and Intragroup Dialogues for students, on issues like race and class.
- You can bring people together with guidance and training from organizations like the Civil Conversations project, or join a local conversation hosted by a dialogue organization like Make Shift Coffee House.
- The New Conversation Initiative trains people to pursue political change through Deep Canvassing, a method of creating mutual understanding grounded in lived experience, instead of in debate or talking points.