Thursday, December 23, 2010

Workshop: Talking Politics with People Unlike Ourselves (January 2011 Newsletter Content)

Saturday January 15, 2011
9:00 a.m. – noon
(arrive 8:45 for coffee/donuts so we can start on time)
Open to all (invite a friend).

During this three-hour workshop, you can learn how to be more effective in talking with others about politics and better able to move them to action. You will learn how to apply lessons from social psychology and personal experience in discussing politics with strangers, acquaintances, and relatives of differing ages and backgrounds, and also share your own practical knowledge with each other.

Originally designed for training of outreach political activists, this Commonweal Institute workshop is beneficial for just about any politically-interested individuals, regardless of whether they will be talking to the public, family members, neighbors, and/or work colleagues.

Dr. Katherine Forrest, the public health physician who developed this workshop, has extensive experience as a trainer and as a trainer of trainers, based on her work at
Harvard School of Public Health, Yale University, University of Connecticut, and Planned Parenthood. She is a Co-Founder of the Commonweal Institute. For information about Commonweal Institute, go to

Questions? Ask Barb.