Learn Skills to Engage in Authentic, Productive Conversations About Contentious Political Topics
REAL PEOPLE. REAL ISSUES. REAL TALK.
Real Talk Lessons and Events...
aim to strengthen your critical thinking, news literacy, and civil discourse skills, so that you can become a more informed, empathetic, and engaged citizen.
Find reliable sources to deepen to your understanding of important issues
Identify misinformation and faulty arguments
Understand the cognitive biases that influence your perception of information
Explore varied perspectives and incorporate the experiences of others into your own
Practice strategies to express your own views
Real Talk encourages students to do what many adults refuse to do– communicate with civil discourse. Over the past year, I've learned how to develop better skills I can use to have a civil discussion with anyone about anything.
Charlotte L., Chapter Member