The Digital Detox is an initiative to reduce the toxicity of our personal digital environments and how we engage with them. Extending on this initiative, in this conversation, we’ll come together to explore radical listening as a mindfulness strategy for increasing inclusion and reducing bias in digital spaces. Radical listening is about listening to yourself (mindfulness), and listening to each other, with the intention of building understanding and moving toward empathy. We’ll ask the question, is radical listening in digital spaces possible, in the context of current public discourse? How might we benefit from taking a radical listening approach to our engagement with our online interactions? What strategies might we be able to use to engage in radical listening in digital spaces?

Thursday, January 17, 2019
8:00-9:00 am Pacific time or 11:00-noon Eastern time
In person at Wilson Media Lab (Middlebury College) or online via Zoom

Facilitated by Sarah Lohnes Watulak & Bob Cole

Suggested reading/resources

Teaching/Learning Radical Listening: Joe’s Legacy Among Three Generations of Practitioners (in Practicing Critical Pedagogy)

Listening is Radical (a TED talk by Chanel Lewis)

Register to Attend

Please let us know whether you’ll be attending in person or via Zoom. Zoom attendees will receive an email with instructions for connecting.

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