Increasing Civility, Pluralism, and Social Cohesion

America is experiencing a period of toxic division—many communities are very demographically sorted and ideologically segmented, if not altogether fractured and dangerously polarized. Many funders seek to support the common good and find common ground on many of our most complex community issues. But is coming together—much less working together—across lines of difference even possible in deeply divided and polarized times? This session will explore the role of philanthropy in combating toxic polarization and dehumanization— and the opportunity to contribute to social cohesion, civility, and pluralism through both our grantmaking and our leadership.

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 -
2:15pm to 3:30pm EDT