NLCU and UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center: Bridging Differences Project and Fellowship – Invitation Only

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Theatre: Convention Center, Room 225B

20-11-2019 15:00 20-11-2019 16:30 America/Chicago NLCU and UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center: Bridging Differences Project and Fellowship – Invitation Only

NLC University is partnering with UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) to launch the Bridging Differences Fellowship. The fellowship is an opportunity for up to 15 communities to join NLC University and GGSC to explore research backed strategies to incorporate “science and storytelling to help address one of the most urgent issues of our time: political… Read more »

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Synopsis

NLC University is partnering with UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) to launch the Bridging Differences Fellowship.

The fellowship is an opportunity for up to 15 communities to join NLC University and GGSC to explore research backed strategies to incorporate “science and storytelling to help address one of the most urgent issues of our time: political and cultural polarization.”

Recent surveys suggest that the ideological divides among Americans are greater than ever. The resulting hostility and distrust undermines our emotional well-being, the quality of our relationships, and the integrity of our democratic institutions. Fortunately, social science research from the past several decades has been identifying whether, how, and under what circumstances people from different groups can better understand and get along with one another.

Inspired by both cutting-edge research and trailblazing practice, The Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at UC Berkeley is working on a new, two-year initiative—Bridging Differences—that is highlighting and disseminating the key research-based principles for fostering positive intergroup relationships. The project will also call attention to common themes, best practices, and case studies from leading programs that illuminate the research findings.

The Bridging Differences Fellowship:

  • 1 in-person training at NLC’s City Summit | Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
  • 3 months of piloting strategies in your community based on learning from City Summit | December 2019 – February 2020
  • 1 peer learning event to share your work at NLC’s Congressional City Conference (CCC) | Saturday, March 7, 2020. Time TBD*

Each Community Agrees to:

  • Attend the free City Summit training | Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Agree to pilot strategies in your community based on the City Summit training
  • Attend the free peer learning event and share your work at the Congressional City Conference | Saturday, March 7, 2020. Time TBD

Application Process:

  • Please apply here. 
  • The deadline for applications is Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Selected communities will be notified by Monday, October 21, 2019

*Trainings are free, but at this time NLC University and the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center cannot provide funding for travel or lodging.

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