Monica Guzman

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  • Monica Guzman
  • bridge builder, journalist, and entrepreneur

Due to contract restrictions, this presentation will be available to view through February 10, 2023.

Mónica Guzmán is a bridge builder, journalist, and entrepreneur who lives for great conversations sparked by curious questions. She’s a senior fellow for public practice at Braver Angels, the nation’s largest cross-partisan grassroots organization working to depolarize America. Guzmán also hosts a live interview series at Crosscut and co-founded the award-winning Seattle newsletter The Evergrey.

Her book, I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times discusses the crisis of broken conversations among confounded people. It shows you how to overcome the fear and uncertainty that surrounds us to finally understand and learn from people in your life with different and opposing world views.

Guzman studied social and political division as a 2019 fellow at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and researched how journalists can rethink their roles to better meet the needs of the participatory public as a 2016 fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. She was named one of the 50 most influential women in Seattle and served twice as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes

Presentations at Calvin University

Reclaiming Curiosity in Divided Times
Part of the: January Series

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 12:30:00 PM
Underwritten by: The Howard Miller Company
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Publication(s) for this event

I Never Thought of It That Way

I Never Thought of It That Way
by Monica Guzman
BenBella Books, Inc (March 08, 2022)
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