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Having Curious Conversations in Divided Times with Mónica Guzmán

Having Curious Conversations in Divided Times with Mónica Guzmán

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
2:00pm to 4:00pm PDT
Vancouver, WA

About this event

Registration for Having Curious Conversations in Divided Times with Mónica Guzmán is now closed. Please contact Danielle Crystal if you have any questions.

In these dangerously divided times, funders are struggling more than ever to discuss the complexities of the issues facing our communities. Amidst mistrust, partisanship and misinformation, one major roadblock we face is the ability to have truly curious conversations with one another to find common ground and bridge our cultural, social and political divides.

Join Philanthropy Northwest in partnership with Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington and M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust for an afternoon with Mónica Guzmán, author of "I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times," as she shares her observations on using curiosity to move through confusion and bridge the increasing polarization that we are seeing across the nation and, specifically, in the Pacific Northwest. 


Mónica Guzmán, Journalist and Entrepreneur

Mónica Guzmán is a journalist and entrepreneur who lives for good conversation sparked by challenging questions. She’s the cofounder of The Evergrey, an award-winning newsletter and community in Seattle. She also serves as an adviser to Braver Angels, a national organization out to depolarize America, and Together Washington, an organization building collaborative local relationships among leaders in Washington state. Mónica is a former columnist at The Seattle Times, GeekWire and the Columbia Journalism Review. She studied social and political division as a 2019 Henry M. Jackson leadership fellow, and spent the 2015-2016 academic year studying how journalists can evolve to better meet the needs of a participatory public as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. She is an immigrant, a Latina, a dual U.S./Mexico citizen and the mom of two bilingual kids.


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