Productive conversations without confrontation 


Tuesday, October 24, 2023
4:00 PM ET

Thursday, November 16, 2023
7:00 PM ET

Session 1: 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT Tuesday, Oct. 24

Session 2: 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT Tuesday, Nov. 16

When a friend or loved one shares a viral hoax, fabricated photo or conspiracy theory, how do you respond? With the holiday season and a presidential election ahead of us, we can expect to encounter rumors and falsehoods along with heated debate. We each have an opportunity within our networks of influence to build understanding and trust in our democracy. This webinar offers strategies for productive, civil conversations – especially when discussing misinformation.

Experts from the News Literacy Project, the National Institute for Civil Discourse and the League of Women Voters will talk about how and why misinformation manipulates emotions and exploits biases, provide strategies for civil conversation and resources to help you debunk falsehoods in a productive way and discuss opportunities to help your community find reliable election information.

We’re hosting two different sessions of the same webinar – pick the date and time that works best for you.

Meet the Presenters

DeMario Phipps-Smith is the senior manager of community learning for NLP, where he leads news literacy training for adults around the country.

Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer is the former executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, the founder of the nonprofit AmericaSpeaks and a leader in the field of deliberative democracy.

Chelsey Cartwright is the program manager for the League of Women Voters Democracy Truth Project, where she works to counter mis- and disinformation and to advance a better public understanding of the democratic and electoral process.

Register for Oct. 24.

Register for Nov. 16.

More Updates

Library of Congress honors News Literacy Project with its highest award

NLP today received the highest honor from the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program, the David M. Rubenstein Prize, in recognition of NLP’s outstanding efforts to help people of all ages identify misinformation and help stop its spread. The awards are given annually on Sept. 8, which UNESCO has designated as International Literacy Day. The…