Human communication

We the People Warwick Announce Spring Dialogue Series

As Beverly Braxton announces the We the People Warwick (WTPW) spring dialogue series, she notes, “The most important truth about human communication is that what we say and what we do affects others. WTPW once again offers its Dialogue Series knowing that every small step we take to engage in respectful dialogue affects the relationships we care about, the groups we work with, and the communities we belong to. If we commit to engaging in respectful dialogue together, we will co-create a better community for ourselves and our children.

In May, WTPW will offer two sessions of its Tier I Dialogue Series: Mondays from 7-9 p.m. (May 2, 9, 16, and 23) and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. (May 4, 11, 18, and 25) for free. for all residents of the Warwick area. Led by trained facilitators, the series aims to teach participants strategies for improving communication and finding common ground, shifting communication patterns from debate to dialogue and moving towards behaviors and language that foster a respectful conversation. Small groups of 8-10 people meet for two-hour sessions (via Zoom), once a week for four weeks.

The first week of the series will examine the “many faces of America”: participants will examine who they are, how they define themselves, and how others define them as individuals. During the second week, the group begins to examine the community: the groups to which it belongs and the traditions, values ​​and beliefs that are important to the main groups or communities to which it belongs. In week three, the group shares their respective visions of America, including describing “our” America, what binds people together, and issues that might get in the way of finding a common goal.

The last session provides an opportunity to start working on the issues facing Warwick. The group will discuss ideas on what they can do to build a stronger community in this age of diversity and specific next steps to take to make a difference.

The Dialogue series concludes with an “action forum,” where participants jointly identify specific actions that can strengthen a community, based on those discussed in each group’s final session.

To learn more about We the People Warwick, their dialogue series, approach, facilitator training and the Warwick Story Share event on June 1, visit wethepeoplewarwick.org or email [email protected]

To learn more about We the People Warwick, their dialogue series, approach, facilitator training and the Warwick Story Share event on June 1, visit wethepeoplewarwick.org or email [email protected]

“The most important truth about human communication is that what we say and what we do affects others.” -Beverly Braxton