Oyster River Community Read Program
NH Listens is supporting the Oyster River Community Read's Spring 2018 Program whose aim is to foster community by bringing people together through books and reading. This grass roots community collaboration serves the towns of Marbury, Lee, and Durham and utilizes books as tools to embrace the difficult conversations that can help deepen learning and growth of sense of self as an individual and as a community. In connection to the book selection Waking Up White by author Debby Irving, NH Listens will design and deliver opportunities to reflect, learn to identify, and act to address the social construction of race and white privilege. The program starts with NH Listens workshops and closes with a community conversation with the purpose of increasing the community’s capacity to explore and address issues that in turn help build the capabilities of the younger generations. The ultimate goal is for the Oyster River Community to create a culture and provide the resources in which everyone can reach their full potential.
Home for the Holidays
In partnership with the National Institute for Civil Discourse and Living Room Conversations, we are sharing resources and supporting NH residents to take advantage of holiday time with family and friends to heal relationships harmed by political disagreements.
- Ready to invite your friends and family to sit down for a real conversation? Use this Discussion Guide to take you through it: Dialogue Across Divides for Family and Friends is a combination of great resources and questions from our friends at the National Institute for Civil Discourse and Living Room Conversations.
- Need a few tips for effectively listening and engaging with family and friends whose politics are different from your own? Check out this tip sheet from Living Room Conversations.
- Looking for more? The National Institute for Civil Discourse has lots of tools as part of their Setting the Table for Civility efforts.
What is happening now with policing in your community? What actions would create the best possible relationship between residents, police, and public officials? These are the kinds of questions at the heart of NH Blue and You. Learn more…
Local Listens organizations are key partners with New Hampshire Listens in building, strengthening, and sustaining civic infrastructure in the Granite State. These organizations are locally controlled and operated.
Student Voice and Family Engagement in Schools
In partnership with Everyday Democracy, NH Listens works with school districts to strengthen and integrate authentic engagement of students, families, and community organizations into the life and operation of a school. Contact us to learn more about this exciting work.
NH Listens appreciates the opportunity to partner with organizations to achieve our mission of helping NH residents talk and work together to create communities that work for everyone.