Innovations in Building Meaningful Contact Across Difference

Innovations in Building Meaningful Contact Across Difference

Timothy Walden | June 5, 2019

At a time when Americans often seem more defined by what divides us rather than the ties that bind us, people may have few opportunities, and less appetite, to find common cause with each other. Yet the nation’s democracy depends on our social cohesion, a shared vision of the future, and embracing a spirit of what is possible when we all work together. Strengthening the well-being and prosperity of all residents and what connects us as neighbors and Americans is more critical today than ever. Reinforcing social cohesion requires leadership engagement, positive communications, and building meaningful contact across difference. Leadership engagement and communications are both strategies that will be addressed in future papers in this social cohesion series.

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