Why would activist Zachary R. Wood encourage you to sit down to a pleasant, or even not so pleasant, conversation with someone whose views radically oppose your own? In brief, Wood believes that these uncomfortable conversations represent opportunities for learning and the first step toward social change. getAbstract recommends Wood’s bold, eloquent talk to academics, activists, mediators, and others interested in improving communication between opposing individuals and groups.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why engaging with controversy is uncomfortable but necessary, and
- What you can gain by listening to offensive views.
About the Speaker
Activist Zachary R. Wood advocates social change through dialogue. To that end, Wood is president of a student group called Uncomfortable Learning.