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Bridging the Political Divide: Optimism for Moving Beyond Polarization with Tania Israel

Date: Time: 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center Room: Unity Room
1505 S Street
Lincoln NE 68588-0450
Additional Info: GAUN
Contact: OASIS, oasis@unl.edu
On Tuesday, March 29, join Tania Israel for an interactive discussion on “Bridging the Political Divide: Optimism for Moving Beyond Polarization.” Join the conversation in-person in the Unity Room (212) in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center or via Zoom from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at go.unl.edu/tania-israel. (Please note the updated location to the Unity room.)

Political polarization in the U.S. is at a record high. As anger, fear, distortions, and social media drive the wedge ever deeper, what hope is there for maintaining connection within families, friendships, workplaces, and communities? Dr. Tania Israel, Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, can offer solutions. Grounded in evidence, experience, and skills, she will share practical and research-based strategies to help bridge the political divide. Her approach to building understanding will leave you informed, optimistic, and empowered to take action.

Tania Israel is a Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Israel’s award winning book, Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conversations That Work grew out of the skill-building workshop that she developed and delivered to hundreds of participants following the 2016 election. It draws on her strengths as a psychologist and community collaborator to prepare people to engage in dialogue across political disagreement. Dr. Israel has facilitated educational programs and difficult dialogues about a range of topics, including abortion, law enforcement, religion, and sexual orientation. Her honors include 2019 Congressional Woman of the Year (CA 24th District), Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Award for Excellence in Mental Health from the California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, and Emerging Leader Award from the APA Committee on Women in Psychology.

This event is sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Arts and Sciences through the Thomas C. Sorensen Endowment, the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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