Civil Dialogue and Citizenship

Navigating Our Deepest Differences

Lesson II. What is Civil Dialogue? Let's Practice

Step 4. Practice Empathy


Divide into groups of two.  For 2-3 minutes, think about a time when your values were challenged and it made you uncomfortable. 

Partner 1 will go first. In 1-2 minutes, describe to partner 2 a time when you felt your values were challenged and you felt uncomfortable. 

After partner 1 finishes describing the uncomfortable situation, partner 2 repeats the story back to partner 1 from the first person perspective, as if partner 2 experienced the situation. 

Then switch roles.

Lesson II. Step 4 of 7


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