Beyond Bigots & Snowflakes (Late summer 2020)
In this series of short videos, Ilana introduces many of the concepts that shape her work. While the problems she addresses were around long before the coronavirus, that moment shined a spotlight on them in a particularly stark manner.
For instance, our responses to the virus varied along ideological or partisan divides to an extent that is unusual for a national emergency.
These videos are part of her effort to provide people with opportunities for people to engage with one another on sensitive topics in a productive manner. If you find them useful, please share with people you know. And, of course, please get in touch with any comments, thoughts, or concerns. It's wonderful to hear from you.
The videos can be watched in any order (although there is an introduction and a conclusion). They are listed in the order they were conceptualized.
Communication Across Divides: We Need It Now More Than Ever
Building Community Through Viewpoint Diversity
The Problem of Unintentionally Treating Beliefs as Facts
The Problem of Excessive Social Penalties
The Problem of Telling People to Stay in Their Lane
The Problem of Relying of Science to Bridge Divides
Putting the Lessons into Practice
Take Aways and Summaries