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Book Talk: Bo Seo on "Good Arguments"
Book Talk: Bo Seo on "Good Arguments"
Bo Seo, author of the book "Good Arguments: How Debate Teaches Us to Listen and Be Heard" joined the Better Arguments Project to share his perspective. In this conversation, Seo shared his experience as an immigrant and how debate helped him thrive in an unfamiliar culture and revealed the timeless secrets of effective communication and persuasion that make for a fulfilling life, successful career, and effective global citizenship.
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How to Have Better Arguments About Mental Health
How to Have Better Arguments About Mental Health
Donovan Gayles participated in the Better Arguments Ambassador Program, an immersive, fellowship-style program designed to equip participants to bring the project to their communities. A former youth program trainer at Coro Northern California, Donovan is currently completing his Master’s in Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He sat down with the Better Arguments team to share how the program inspired him to take on a project to address mental health for young people of color.
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Creating Space for Better Arguments in a Faith Community
Creating Space for Better Arguments in a Faith Community
Helga Penner participated in the Better Arguments Ambassador Program, an immersive, fellowship-style program designed to equip participants to bring the project to their communities. Helga sat down with the Better Arguments team to share how she applied her learnings in the context of her church community in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Video: Watch Educators Describe Better Arguments in the Classroom
Video: Watch Educators Describe Better Arguments in the Classroom
By having Better Arguments in school, educators are changing how students approach disagreement.
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