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Rachel Nielsen: How to Talk about Extremism with Your Friends, Family, and Colleagues

Rachel Nielsen: How to Talk about Extremism with Your Friends, Family, and Colleagues

In this step, Rachel Nielsen talks about why it is important to have conversations with friends and family who may be thinking about using violence as a way to address an issue. She talks about key approaches to initiating these difficult conversations. For example, Rachels suggests using a tone of curiosity and empathy to begin dialogue. She also encourages people not to debate or push back against an ideology, but rather to open up lines of communication to talk about what is going on.

Discussion What resonated with you from this segment? What tips do you think are the most valuable from Rachel’s suggestions?

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