News from the Community

The following news items are an aggregation of RSS feeds taken from over 60 websites across the web.  They represent member organizations from the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation, the Bridge Alliance, and supporting organizations of the Transpartisan Review.  Although not all items reflect transpartisan news and opinion, the following feed offers an interesting snapshot of the work of organizations who pursue a mission of sharing meaningful ideas and lasting solutions to our most pressing problems.

  • Women’s History Month 2020: Women We Admire
    Its March which means its Women’s History Month, a chance for everyone to reflect and remark on the names — both known and unknown — that left an impact on all of our lives.  In our line or work, we know that when women are civically engaged our democracy thrives. We also know that when women stand up for democracy, our whole country thrives. So while we could spend every day talking about the faces and names that made a difference, we are challenging ourselves to narrow it down to just four in 2020. Share your favorites with us ... (Read More)
    Source: Nonprofit VotePublished on 2021-03-05By James Hill
  • Celebrating Women’s History Month
    Happy Women’s History Month! American women have made many strides  since the first Women’s History Month in 1987.  2020 was a record-breaking year for women with 144 women elected to U.S. Congress and election of the first woman Vice President.  Despite these gains, there’s still plenty of work to be done in the name of gender equality. It’s time to finally address issues that continue to hold women back including the gender pay gap, which is widening for women of colorgender-based violence and workplace harassment, and discrimination. In honor of women’s progress and potential, All In Together is spending Women’s History Month celebrating and spotlighting the ... (Read More)
    Source: All In TogetherPublished on 2021-03-05By Kierra Powell
  • Questioning the Givens
    By Jack Byrd, Jr., Interactivity Foundation. Reposted from InteractivityFoundation.org. When students entered Dr. Anita Sherwood’s class she handed each of them a tennis ball. “We are going to do a simple demonstration today. I want each group to form a circle. You should give all the tennis balls to one person who will start the demonstration. Then that person will pass the tennis balls to others in the same order. The time when the last tennis ball gets to the final student will be measured. You will get three attempts to improve your time.” ... (Read More)
    Source: Bridge AlliancePublished on 2021-03-04
  • Antiracism in Black & White | James Lindsay with John Wood, Jr.
    James Lindsay is a leading critic of antiracism in the digital space. But he is a lightning rod for criticism and condemnation, with a style that many believe makes him a damaging influence on the public discourse. For others, he is a champion of truth telling and an independent intellectual voice that needs to be heard. John Wood, Jr., national ambassador for Braver Angels and a public voice on matters of race and society, plumbs the depths of antiracism in its substance, cultural origins, and arguments in this far-reaching conversation on one of the most important intellectual movements ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2021-03-04By Braver Angels
  • A Not-So-Young Man’s Fancy Turns To….Bipartisanship?
    by: Thomas H. Little, Ph.D. and SLLF Director of Curriculum Development and Research In less than three weeks, Spring will be upon us and as Alfred Lord Tennyson reminded us, “In the Spring, a young man’s fancy turns to bipartisanship.” Okay, maybe Tennyson did not say exactly that, but it is where this not-so-young man’s mind has turned as the chill of Winter gives way to the warmth of Spring, and based on a very brief survey of leaders, there is reason for hope that bipartisanship might come to pass. A few weeks ago, SLLF hosted a Zoom program ... (Read More)
    Source: SLLFPublished on 2021-03-04By SLLF
  • Come Join ICE at IEC 2021
    The Institute for Cultural Evolution will be participating in the Integral European Conference 2021, which will again be held online due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. ICE’s President, Steve McIntosh, will be giving a keynote highlighting the emerging Post-Progressive perspective that you won’t want to miss: The Rise of Post-Progressive Politics Politics in America have been broken for quite a while, and many Europeans are deeply concerned about the future of American democracy. The troubling hyperpolarization of American culture, however, can also be seen as a powerfully problematic life condition that can lead to further cultural evolution. In response to ... (Read More)
    Source: Institute for Cultural EvolutionPublished on 2021-03-04By Josh Leonard
  • Check out the NCDD All-Network Call Recording!
    On February 17th NCDD held our first call of 2021. This all-network call asked participants to share where they are putting energy into their work this year. They proposed topics they would like to discuss with others, and we had about 6-7 active sessions going on simultaneously. It was a great networking event! Topics mainly focused in a few areas: Online engagement, including expanding participation, access, and inclusion Diversity, equity, and inclusion Building others skills and increasing the value of good process In the wrap-up of the event, the groups shared highlights from the conversations, and plans ... (Read More)
    Source: National Coalition for Dialogue & DeliberationPublished on 2021-03-03By Courtney Breese
  • Why Debate the 2020 Election?
    Description:  Should the outcome of the 2020 election be up for debate?  Braver Angels exists to connect Americans in dialogue over their differences. That’s why Braver Angels decided to hold a debate about the 2020 election—though some BA leaders think the decision was a bridge too far. Braver Angels leaders Ciaran O’Connor, John Wood, Jr., David Blankenhorn (BA president) April Lawson, and Silas Kulkarni talk it through in real time in this special episode of the Braver Angels podcast. Register for our upcoming debate. Further reading: Deep Divisions in Views of the Election Process ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2021-03-02By Braver Angels
  • Why Debate the 2020 Election? | Ciaran O’Connor, John Wood, Jr., David Blankenhorn, April Lawson, & Silas Kulkarni
    Should the outcome of the 2020 election be up for debate?  Braver Angels exists to connect Americans in dialogue over their differences. That’s why Braver Angels decided to hold a debate about the 2020 election—though some BA leaders think the decision was a bridge too far. Braver Angels leaders Ciaran O’Connor, John Wood, Jr., BA President David Blankenhorn, April Lawson, and Silas Kulkarni talk it through in real time in this special episode of the Braver Angels podcast. Register for our upcoming debate: https://braverangels.org/event/debate-national-coliseum-debate-on-voter-fraud/ Further reading: Deep Divisions in Views of the Election Process – ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2021-03-02By Ciaran O'Connor
  • Depolarizing America: Finding Common Ground in Congress
    Subscribe to the Podcast    With Congress rigidly divided, what can Washington insiders teach us about bipartisanship? By almost any measure, Congress is much more rigidly divided along partisan lines than it was 30 years ago. Politicians run nationalized campaigns, not local ones, and frequently demonize the other side. We examine ways to find common ground among lawmakers and those who work on Capitol Hill, with two deeply experienced Washington insiders. Betsy Wright Hawkings served as Chief of Staff for four Republican members of Congress over 25 years, and helped build bipartisan coalitions on a ... (Read More)
    Source: Common Ground CommitteePublished on 2021-03-02By Dina Cashman
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