The Reunited States of America

Mark Gerzon
Compromise and accord seem more elusive than ever in this era of bitter political partisanship. But mediation expert Mark Gerzon sees hope – and spells it out in a discussion of his book The Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Reception: 
6 pm
Program: 
6:30 pm
Compromise and accord seem more elusive than ever in this era of bitter political partisanship. But mediation expert Mark Gerzon sees hope – and spells it out in his book The Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide.
 
A manifesto for a movement to reunify the country, it highlights more than 40 individuals and organizations already finding common ground on some of today’s most difficult and divisive issues. Gerzon, founder and president of the Mediators Foundation, offers a roadmap. Noting, for example, the unrest of voters who lifted Donald Trump to the presidency, he advises that “we progressives … take the time to understand their seething grievances and frustrated hopes and then, if we can find the courage, take them to heart.”
 
The event is co-presented by the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library.

 
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