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COVID-19 Virtual Roundtable: Making Meaningful Connections Across Difference and Spaces

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
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Three weeks into the dystopian realities of the COVID-19 pandemic (four weeks for some), there is still much to fear about the future.

What new gut-wrenching statistics about infection rates, fatalities, and unemployment will tomorrow bring? Could the rumors of extending social distancing—well beyond our initial expectations—be true?

At the heart of these critical questions is our collective fear of the unknown, and our collective discomfort with the vulnerability with which we are all faced. Yet, notable thought leaders continue to reassure us that not only is vulnerability important in times like these, vulnerability is necessary.

Spoiler alert—not only does vulnerability make us better humans, it helps communicators live values of inclusivity and cultural competence in concrete and authentic ways.

For this Network Virtual Roundtable, we'll be joined by Dr. Georgette Ledgister on practices of vulnerability that acknowledge and respect our fears about the future, and infuse hope and meaning into our present. Bring two (2) 8.5x11 blank sheets of paper (or really anything you can fold), a pen, and your curiosity.

Dr. Ledgister serves as the Executive Director of Fearless Dialogues, an organization that specializes in creating unique spaces in which unlikely partners can gather to have hard and heartfelt dialogue about difficult subjects.

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