Much of today’s polarization is driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side. Too often, we stereotype, dismiss, or ridicule our fellow citizens who support the other political party, its leaders, and its policies. This workshop teaches participants:
1: How to be more aware of their own “inner polarizer”
2: How to be critical without demonizing, dismissing, or stereotyping large swaths of the population
3: Strategies for intervening constructively in social conversations with like-minded peers when these conversations veer into contempt and ridicule for people who hold other political views
This program is facilitated by Karen Reiner of Better Angels, a non-profit, bipartisan grass-roots effort currently active in all 50 states. The event is free, but registration is required. Register online or by contacting Delaware Humanities.
Free parking is located two blocks away from the Community Service Building at the Community Service Parking Garage (111 W 11th St, Wilmington, DE 198011-entrance on Orange St). Bring your parking ticket into the session for validation.
Registration is required. Please register online.
Questions? Contact Delaware Humanities.
As the scientific age arrived, great advances in police science allowed detectives to crack complex cases. Drawing on intriguing crimes from long ago that were solved by emerging new methods, this one-hour program shows how science, technology, and professional practices evolved, helping detectives crack cases, which were once unsolvable.
Have you ever wondered what happened in Delaware during the Revolutionary War? How did the British get from the Head of the Elk River to Chadds Ford for the Battle of the Brandywine? Kim Burdick is a specialist in Delaware History and folk culture, and audiences of all ages will be amazed to hear letters and writings by colonial Delawareans describing the arrival of the British army and the social upheaval it brought to our colony.
Give yourself points as you guess the purpose and learn the history of women’s accessories from the past. Many you may have never heard of. Once vital to a woman, these beautiful pieces that complimented her style and established her status in society have been lost to time as fashion, culture and even industry changed. Well researched from ancient cultures to the modern day woman and featuring photographs from personal and private collections, this program combines history, humor, and fun. Learn more about some of the lovely things that you see in museums, antique stores, and that even may have been in your own family, and do it as a game.
Experience adult storytelling through tales of history, humor, romance, and mystery, all set in familiar sites between the head-water of the Brandywine and the banks of the Delaware Bay. Learn about the region’s rich history through yarns, folk-tales, and historical and contemporary pieces told by this well-known local author and storyteller.
One Village Alliance and the Brandywine School District will present the 6th Annual Raising Kings Conference, honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Raising Kings is a year-round, high impact opportunity that kicks off during National Mentoring Month to connect our highest needs youth with positive male mentors, role models and fathers. With your help, we can continue to raise the next generation of King leadership and empower our children to begin living “the Dream”!
Have you ever wondered about the historian’s craft or how someone solves historical mysteries about their community, family or events? This program examines this subject by blending actual tales of intriguing historical discovery with basic insight on how to bring bygone memories and stories vividly to life. For anyone with a curiosity about the past, the program will be worthwhile as you accompany the presenter on a series of inquiries and learn about the process for understanding earlier times.
Stories Worth Repeating is a celebration of people, places and special times composed from interviews of community members. Learnings and lessons are reflected in stories read by Ms. Moore. Documentation is explored with a presentation of quilt samples, pictures, and scrapbook pages. This unique presentation offers the opportunity for reflection and appreciation of the brocade pattern of our lives.
At first they were not allowed to fight. Then they were and more than 180,000 signed up. This is a presentation on African Americans, free and enslaved, and their role in the Civil War. It examines the challenges they faced and puts a face to soldiers who fought valiantly for the Union cause and freedom.