Overcoming Hate Through Dialogue: Confronting Prejudice, Racism, and Bigotry with Conversation and Coffee
Date: November 2020
Duration: 10 hours 15 minutes
Overcome Hatred with Coffee and Conversation
Özlem Cekic, creator of #dialoguecoffee, turned hate mail and threats from racists and religious extremists into productive, bridge-building conversations-and you can, too.
When Özlem Cekic became the first Muslim MP in the Danish Parliament, her email inbox was inundated with hate mail and threats, and her gut reaction was to delete and ignore each abusive message. But eventually, she decided to take a risk. She started replying to each message and inviting the senders to meet and engage in dialogue over coffee. And with time, understanding, and patience, she began to make a difference, both in the lives of those who hated her before even meeting her, and in her own life.
Discover the journey behind the Dialogue Coffee Ted Talk with over a million viewers. In Overcoming Hate Through Dialogue learn the answers to questions like:
● Where do negative emotions like anger, frustration, and hatred come from?
● Can conversations break down prejudices and create change and understanding?
● What happens when we start looking for things we have in common instead of focusing only on our differences?