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Good fences make good neighbours? Find out why EP is staunchly anti-fence (metaphorically speaking):… https://t.co/MrdwXZkBID
15 hours 52 min ago
“The issues that are really troubling society at large—having to do with race, ethnicity, diversity, power differen… https://t.co/q3nWcfzVkc
18 hours 37 min ago
Americans can have better, deeper, more human and more meaningful conversations about the role of guns in our socie… https://t.co/W53gjThvIL
20 hours 14 min ago
RT : The Many moderator, , on defying the "silent Asian" stereotype: "I didn’t want to speak up about the… https://t.co/uAv32CNbPK
20 hours 25 min ago
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Jul 23, 2018 Parsa

Small Communities, Big Divisions: Fostering Dialogue in Rural Arkansas with the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

Late last summer, the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute (WRI) in Conway County, Arkansas, hired Essential Partners to offer two days of facilitation training to their program officers.


Inspired by their participation in Guns: An American Conversation, journalists Stephen Koff and John Count assembled this document to provide a common touchstone for participants in difficult conversations about gun rights, regulation, and violence in the United States.

Maggie Herzig | John Sarrouf | Field Manual
Maggie Herzig | Field Manual
Corky Becker, PhD | Paper