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  • Nytesia Ross

    November 3, 2020 at 4:06 am

    Truth is, YOU are a change agent. We’ve seen it time and time again. When something needs to get done, people with passion get it done. We know individuals like yourself are organizing and creating communities that address issues that mean the most to you, which is super dope (to say the least!) ‘High School & Society is where we talk about topics that you believe are important and need to be addressed. This can range from civic engagement, all the way to education policy. So what questions do you have?

    Let’s discuss!

  • Kyle Kazimour

    November 6, 2020 at 3:48 am

    How do you talk to people who disagree with you, in a productive way?

    I think now more than ever, we’re a very divided country. Would love to hear how everyone handles tough–yet necessary–conversations. 🤔

    • silvia li sam

      November 6, 2020 at 5:04 am

      Here’s what I have found helpful:

      1. Assume the best intent: whenever says something hurtful or something that I don’t agree with, I assume good or neutral intent, which gives us a better framework for dialogue. They’ve likely experienced things very differently than me.

      2. I ask a lot of questions: I ask A LOT of clarifying questions. When it comes to engaging with people that think very differently, I try to figure out the root cause/issue and helps me connect the dots. You also want the other person to be heard, changing the dynamic of the convo.

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