Week 3 Cross The Divide
Day 2

Spot Positive Deviance

Now is the time to locate the groups and organizations that have already been navigating tense divisions between you and the "other side" and who can provide you with the kinds of support often necessary to do so effectively or even act as a model.

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Choose Your Lift Level

What do you have capacity for today? Whether it's a light lift, or something a little heavier, taking a step is what counts.

5 minutes

See How Others Are Finding a Way Out

Check out this introductory video from the One Small Step initiative and these two other videos (video one and video two), or listen to one or more of these Stories of Hope.

The Science Behind It

The good news these days is that despite our rising political contempt, many Americans in the political middle are finding ways to speak with others across the divide and make connections. No, they aren't reconciling their differences over fraught issues like the Trump presidency or gun safety, but they are coming to recognize their shared concerns, hopes, and dreams. These encounters can begin to seed and increase the positive-to-negative ratio discussed in yesterday's Heavy Lift Exercise.

20 minutes
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