Scarborough Public Library, its Let’s Talk America civil discourse group, and Scarborough Community Connections invite you to hear A Path Forward from Divisiveness: A virtual interview with Mark Gerzon, author, leadership consultant, and veteran convener of cross-party conversations and to participate in a small facilitated discussion group afterwards.
Concerned about the increasing polarization in American communities, Mark Gerzon has spent the last two decades working on the ideological frontier between Left and Right. We are eager to welcome him to Scarborough. As Founder and President of the Mediators Foundation, Mark is one of the key architects of the field of global leadership and an experienced facilitator in high-conflict zones. He has worked in both the private and public sectors as well as domestically and internationally and has advised a wide variety of organizations including the US Congress and multinational corporations. He is the author of numerous books, including Leading Through Conflict, Global Citizens, and The Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide.
Explore some of the causes of divisiveness in our country and what we individually can do to address it. Gain the courage to have important conversations with others who hold differing viewpoints. Prepare to engage in constructive conversation. Mark Gerzon will share some of his favorite tools in the toolbox.
A Path Forward from Divisiveness: An interview with Mark Gerzon, author, leadership consultant, and veteran convener of cross-party conversations
December 7, 2021
6:30pm-7:30pm – Interview with Mark
7:30pm-8:30pm – In-person and virtual facilitated group discussion
This program is free and open to the public.
Limited seating in-person at the Library to view the virtual talk and participate in group discussion.
Options for viewing the talk virtually and engaging in virtual group discussion.
The interview with Mark will be streamed.
For further resources including a book list, links to civil discourse-focused institutions, reporting on the topic, and more, please see our Civil Discourse Topic Guide.