ONLINE: Our goal for this course is to repair American goodwill and civic interaction by bringing people together to engage in civil dialogue. We do this within a timed, moderated format using My Neighbor’s Voice Listening Cards. From the beginning of our efforts in 2017, we have designed our events around listening. Each participant answers a question within one of our categories, without discussion or commentary from the others. The next person addresses a new question within the same category with a new voice, and the others practice listening. As a result, we create the space for people to tell their stories. In this format, we don't talk about listening, we practice it, with the ratio being 80% listening and 20% speaking. We have hosted over 200 local and national online events and gatherings with the intention of creating a safer, more welcoming world. As participants complete this course, we hope they will take away new tools to use in building stronger communities of their own. | Facilitated discussion.
Max enrollment: 30.
Victoria Chance is a former high school English teacher in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. She taught in the public school system for 27 years. She graduated from Furman University and has a master’s degree in contemplative education from Naropa University. She is a former board member of Greenville’s Interfaith Forum and a member of St James Episcopal Church.
Mary Anne Inglis (Duke '82) co-founded My Neighbor's Voice in 2017 with Victoria Chance out of a desire to address the partisan divide in our country. She managed several of the political campaigns for her husband (Bob Inglis, Duke '81) in their South Carolina congressional district. She has taught English as a second language for Michelin and private students since 2012. She is a member of St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church and a board member of A Rocha USA, a Christian conservation organization engaged in ecological awareness and habitat improvement.