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Conversations for Change: Tribalism 102

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM

May Topic: Tribalism 102: Tribalism, Media and Social Media

This Conversation takes a look at the relationship between tribalism, news sources, and the public good.

At its best, social media strengthens positive ties within social groups (tribes) and facilities the sharing of special life events. But there can be a darker side to the intersection of social media and tribalism. Tribalism is defined by the behavior and attitudes that stem from strong loyalty to one’s group. While people on the left and right may disagree on many things, they often agree tribalism is bad for our politics and bad for our country. Although most people want communities where people are treated with respect, respectful interactions often are not what we experience in the media. How do we become more informed consumers of news and social media?

Space is limited. Registration is required. Register online: https://santacruzpl.libcal.com/event/5186984

Conversations for Change are designed to foster greater understanding among individuals who may have different viewpoints. Participants in these small group conversations, guided by a trained host, practice being open and curious about all perspectives, with a focus on learning from one another.

Prior to registering, please review the Conversation Agreements.

Project Connect is a group of actively engaged citizens who care about bridging divides in our community as a means of preserving our democratic republic and the flourishing of our country. It is a Finding Common Ground team associated with Santa Cruz Indivisible.

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