When in December of 2016 the cover page of Time Magazine labeled this country the “divided states of America,” it felt true. A harrowing 2016 U.S. presidential election, left a gash in American communities decades in the making.
While activism quickly captured the energy generated by the election results, peacebuilders as well felt compelled to act. Uniquely equipped, a number of changemakers from around the United States came together at George Mason University’s Point of View for a two day gathering. Practitioners reflected on their role in helping to bridge the U.S. policy divide and make that quantum leap to restore civility in our political discourse.