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Before participating in an EP dialogue, 17% of participants report feeling that their opinions are not being heard…
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3 takeaways from a recent experiment in dialogue on , by Executive Director Parisa Parsa:…
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Jun 18, 2018 Katie Hyten

Feeling Heard: Early Signs of EP's Impact

When people in our communities feel that their views are being ignored because of who they are, our communities grow more divided across lines of identification and identity.


Inspired by their participation in Guns: An American Conversation, journalists Stephen Koff and John Count assembled this document to provide a common touchstone for participants in difficult conversations about gun rights, regulation, and violence in the United States.

Maggie Herzig | John Sarrouf | Field Manual
Maggie Herzig | Field Manual
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