New Campaign Aims To Get Mid-Southerners To “Spark A Conversation”

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A unique empathy campaign launched Thursday in Memphis, encouraging people to talk about difficult topics.

Three organizations – the National Civil Rights Museum, Bridges, and the group “Facing History and Ourselves” – are driving people to “open up and spark a conversation.” The campaign will use promotions as well as digital resources and social media.

It’s all meant to provoke compassionate talks around topics including race, gender, and justice. Organizers want people to move out of their comfort zones and get to know one another.

“We don’t grow when we sit around and only talk to people who think as we do. We don’t grow at all if we just shutdown frankly. So, we’re just really trying to encourage people to think about just having a conversation with people,” says NCRM President Terri Freeman.

During this year-long campaign, you can share stories on how you’ve engaged in difficult conversations and your experiences in opening up to overcome differences. CLICK HERE to learn more.

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