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Bridging Divides Video and Discussion Series with Marla Estes, MA

July 10 @ 7:00 pm


FREE ADMISSION – 1757 Ashland St., Ashland, OR. One mile west of I-5 Exit 14

“Bridging Divides” Learning to Depolarize Our Relationships.
A Monthly Video and Discussion Series Facilitated by Marla Estes, MA
Every Second Wednesday, 7 PM at RVML.

July 10 Topic: “Zooming In & Zooming Out”

In order to bridge divides, we need to have access to the most encompassing perspectives we can, that is: we need to zoom out. We also need to zoom in to get a more detailed view. We need both: a telescope and a microscope. Come explore how we can apply both and what gets in the way.

A bird’s eye view provides context. It allows you to see how all the pieces of a puzzle fit together.” – Daniel Pink, author

Series Description: Are you feeling concerned about the growing divides occurring in our world? The first step, and one that each one of us can do, is to “depolarize within.” We do this by learning about our human “operating systems,” becoming self-aware, and then making different choices about how we behave.

Polarization not only diminishes our capacity for true deliberative dialog and problem solving, but it is dividing society into contentious, conflicted parts. Left unchecked, it is becoming a fundamental threat to social harmony and ultimately the core mechanisms of democratic society.

Join facilitator Marla Estes, MA every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm and learn how to “depolarize within.” Watch fascinating and insightful videos carefully selected to explore ways to depolarize and then engage in a facilitated discussion to help integrate new perspectives.

With a background in Psychology, Marla created Building Bridgers in 2017 to address the growing social and political polarization in our country.

For over 15 years, she has been giving presentations, movie nights, book groups, workshops, and classes helping people learn to develop insights and skills in approaching difficult conversations, deepening and growing healthy, functional, and fulfilling relationships.

Marla is currently the Jackson County Coordinator for Urban Rural Action, which builds relationships through differences.

Presenter’s Website: https://www.BuildingBridgers.com

RVML’s Full Events Calendar: https://rvml.org/events


July 10
7:00 pm


Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library – RVML
1757 Ashland Street
Ashland, Oregon 97520
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