Conflict In The Comments

Relationships are being created, nourished and sometimes destroyed in online spaces. Are there ways to nourish authentic dialogue and conflict resolution when things get ‘hot’ online? How can we deal with online hate and misinformation – or friends and relatives reposting such things – and get through heated arguments to meaningful communication?

Join Rivera Sun and Dominic Barter to explore these questions and emergent best practices for an online conversation, moderated by Kit Miller.

These online skills can also translate into a toolbox that we can use in the street or around the dinner table to shift from fighting to opening hearts and minds.

Moderator:

Kit Miller serves as director of the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence in Rochester, NY and facilitates the Nonviolence Now project team.  She teaches and works on projects related to restorative justice and anti-racism as applications of nonviolence in Rochester.

Awesome guests:

Rivera Sun is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection and other novels and essays. She is a trainer in strategy for nonviolent movements and has been a social media for social change coordinator for Campaign Nonviolence, Metta Center for Nonviolence, and others.

Dominic Barter designs social systems that promote dialogue, empathy, innovation and partnership. Over 25 years his work has been applied in over 50 countries. He is part of ‘Redes Cordiais’, which brings together social media influencers from opposing political tendencies.

 

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