Depolarize Relationships & Spark Civic Renewal

Have you ever had a conversation devolve into a political impasse? Do you wish you could figure out a way to depolarize political conversations? Indivisible Bemidji is hosting a not-to-miss opportunity to hear Trygve Throntveit of the Minnesota Humanities Center address this timely topic on Thursday, September 21st, 2023.

Trygve Throntveit is Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Minnesota Humanities Center in Saint Paul. He grew up in Minnesota before earning degrees from Harvard University. A historian and popular speaker, he is interested in fostering effective citizenship and the civic renewal of communities. Trygve is the architect of the Third Way Civics (3WC), an initiative to put civic learning and purpose at the center of education and the workplace.

Presentation summary: Is there more to democracy than political and cultural conflict? Can Americans find ways to work across differences while maintaining their personal values and sense of integrity? Trygve Throntveit will discuss the civic crisis in America brought on by our deep political and cultural divisions. If democracy is citizens working together despite their differences, he will then share real-life examples of civic success and renewal. He will conclude by suggesting simple ways that families, schools, workplaces, and diverse political communities such as Bemidji can depolarize their relationships and spark their own small movements for civic renewal.

6:00 P.M.

All are welcome!