The Depolarizing Vaccine Conversations webinars offer background on research and recommendations for navigating challenging conversations about vaccines with coworkers, family members, friends, and acquaintances.
At home, at work, and in virtual meeting spaces, Alaskans are tackling challenging conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine. Whether we're figuring out how to come back to the office, navigating childcare, or planning family gatherings, talking about vaccination provokes powerful feelings about our safety, our health, our freedom, our autonomy, and our responsibility to the communities we care for.
It's easy for conversations like these to become heated quickly.
Faulty assumptions and loaded words can push our relationships into a vicious cycle of defensiveness, mistrust, and hostility. When these conversations go wrong, it tears at the social fabric of our community without making us safer or healthier.
Through this series we ask the question, how do we do better?
Understanding the Destructive Cycle of Conflict in Vaccine Conversations
Why We Need to Redefine our Goals for Vaccine Conversations
Constructive Boundary Setting for Vaccine Conversations
Why We Need Wiser Questions for Vaccine Conversations
Using Stories to Improve Vaccine Conversations & Strengthen Community
Compassionate Listening for Vaccine Conversations
Navigating Difficult Conversations about Vaccines and Childcare
What We've Learned About Depolarizing Vaccine Conversations
The Alaska Humanities Forum developed this series in partnership with the Alaska Children's Trust with funding from United Way and the Municipality of Anchorage’s Health Department.
The opinions, findings, and recommendations expressed in these presentations are those of the Alaska Humanities Forum. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Way of Anchorage or the Municipality of Anchorage’s Health Department.
The Alaska Humanities Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that designs and facilitates experiences to bridge distance and difference – programming that shares and preserves the stories of people and places across our vast state, and explores what it means to be Alaskan.
April 25, 2022 • George Martinez
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