Courageous Conversations: Listening Workshop

Saturday, May 11, 2024 — 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Learn valuable listening skills and increase empathy and understanding through practice.

May 11, 2024

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Saturday, May 11, 2024
10:30 am to 11:30 am
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Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
234 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT


Age 18+

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    Learn valuable listening skills and increase empathy and understanding through practice. Participants will work with a partner to practice both listening and speaking about an important political or social issue of their choice, with equal time given to each partner.

    All backgrounds and viewpoints are welcome in the discussion.


    Be Prepared

    Prior to the conversation, please review our Courageous Conversations Agreements and prepare to answer these prompts:

    1. Tell me about an issue you care about.
    2. Tell me everything I need to know to fully understand your take on the issue.


    What are Courageous Conversations?

    Courageous Conversations is a small-group discussion series that will provide an opportunity for people of all backgrounds and viewpoints to discuss important local, cultural, social, and political issues in a safe environment where differing opinions, patient listening, and respectful discussion are welcomed as a necessary part of building connection with others and identifying shared values. Participants may be asked to read short articles, books, or listen to podcasts prior to the meetings and will be asked to abide by our shared discussion guidelines.

    Library staff will facilitate the conversations and ensure that all participants have the opportunity to share in the discussion.

    The event is in person and attendance space is limited; please remember to register.


    More Conversations

    Check out the Courageous Conversations page for a complete list of upcoming and past conversation topics!

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    Online registration is not currently available. Please contact the library with any questions.

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