Date: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 12:00pm

Webinar: Contact-Building Strategies to Bridge Divides

Webinar: Contact-Building Strategies to Bridge Divides

Thursday September 6th, 12-1 p.m. ET

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Organizations across the United States have developed contact building activities that bring together refugees and receiving communities to discover commonalities and work towards shared goals. Research and practice demonstrate how efforts that provide people from different backgrounds an opportunity to learn more about one another and build authentic relationships based on shared connections​ can be transformational and improve inter-group perceptions.

This webinar will provide an overview of contact-building practice, examples of promising efforts from the field, and tips for designing and implementing successful contact building activities.

Featured Speakers

  • Susan Downs-Karkos, Welcoming America
  • Christine Sauve, Welcoming Michigan
  • Andrew Hanauer, OneAmerica

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will understand how research and practice point to the importance of contact-building to bridge differences.  
  • Participants will learn five new tips related to successfully designing contact building strategies.
  • Participants will understand how to adapt contact building ideas to their local context.