How do we learn to live together and not hate each other?

There is a great bit of info in this scholarly explanation of how this country might be wary of its own division and reunification going forward. I wonder if this is how many felt after the civil war?


Join me!

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The free community workshops I will be at are both in Orem:

TribeHouse Event Center @ 4:00 p.m. What: “Reducing risks and increasing protective factors” When: Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m. Where: Tribalry TribeHouse Event Center 575 E University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84097 (Entrance is located on the north side of the University Mall, just off of 1100 South (south of Costco)) As part of the DigCitSummit, Impero Software has sponsored a white paper to explore how prevention science might be a good model for digital health and citizenship for children/youth. In prevention science, research shows that both reducing risks AND fostering positive, protective factors in a child’s life are essential to good prevention. The focus of the discussion will be to expand conversations to help parents, educators, and others think about the combination of approaches that can be beneficial to helping kids stay safe AND to be healthy individuals as well as deliberate, positive digital citizens.


TribeHouse Event Center @ 7:00 p.m. What: “Parenting in a Digital Age” When: Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. Where: Tribalry TribeHouse Event Center 575 E University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84097 (Entrance is located on the north side of the University Mall, just off of 1100 South (south of Costco)) Parenting in a digital age can feel overwhelming and sometimes even frightening. We need each other to navigate this complex world in which we are living. Hear various perspectives on parenting in a digital age, engage panelists in Q&A, and interact with other parents who care about how to both reduce risks and to foster positive and deliberate digital use in our homes. Panelists: Carolina Allen, Dina Alexander, Gabi Jubran, Felicia Rateliff, Ethan Fausett, Deanna Lambson

The link below has others. So many good choices. Good luck to all the facilitators and participants for these important events!

Free Community Events List

Kids & Adults making good use of Tech

Some of you may remember that I started out in community service helping in the porn prevention space, but in the last few years I have felt led to help foster a more deliberate, positive culture around issues related to children and technology and so I created EPIK Deliberate Digital along with some other amazing women. Our vision is that children/youth will have mentors in their parents and others who are not fearful and reactive but are hopeful, optimistic, and deliberate in working side-by-side with their children to navigate what it looks and feels like to use technology to build relationships, gain knowledge, and to serve and help others in innovative and creative ways. (To use Sister Eubank’s words from Conference).
And, as an aside, speaking of Sister Eubank’s comments, we are associating with people around the world who are so good, who want to be part of making this vision happen.
Onto details about the event:
With that little background here I am today, less than a month away from the National digcitsummit207 that will be held Nov 2-3 at the Utah Valley Convention Center. This flagship summit will be different than most conferences. We won’t be having a one-way lecture/panel model, but rather will be engaging together in roundtable sharing and discussion. Every voice will matter, including the voices of youth who attend the meetings.
The #UseTech4Good Youth Extravaganza will be held the evening of November 2 at 6:30 at the Utah Valley Convention Center. This will be the highlight of our two-day Summit — where youth and young adults will showcase ways that they use technology for good. We have nearly 2 dozen young people who will be participating, and we are anxious to provide an audience for them and to help inspire parents and other mentors toward a more optimistic mindset. 
We have designed the summit to also include bringing breakout session/workshops to the community for free as well. So starting Friday afternoon (Nov. 3), there will be nearly a dozen free events along the Wasatch Front, including a workshop about prevention science (which teaches that the best prevention is about reducing risks AND increasing positive forces in a child’s life) and a workshop on parenting in a digital age. Youth around the valley (including refugee and minority youth) will also participate in brainstorming sessions about different ways that they can #UseTech4Good. 
More information on the free community events can be found here: 
Please help us and share this information with those in your sphere that are interested in helping children, youth and parents alike.