Dr. Cara Berg Powers

Dr. Cara Berg Powers, EdD is is the Executive Director of the Transformative Culture Project, which uses arts and culture as tools for social and economic equity through careers, works with classrooms and communities to create new opportunities for artists to build economic and social power through their art. In addition to her work at TCP, she is involved in a number of other non-profit organizations working on racial and gender justice. She is on the board of her Synagogue, Beth Tikvah in Westborough, MA, and is a Commissioner on the Human Rights Commission in her hometown of Worcester, MA where she resides with her husband and daughter.

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5 Tips for Civic Dialogue in an Online World

Posted by Dr. Cara Berg Powers on November 29, 2017

During the holiday season, we often find ourselves sitting across our family members, trying to keep our conversations civil and polite, particularly when politics surface. It's important to remember the same type of civil discourse is needed at the virtual table. Here's five tips for civic dialogue that we can all keep in mind for ourselves—and the young people around us who are growing up in a social media landscape. 

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5 Tips for Civic Dialogue in an Online World

Posted by Dr. Cara Berg Powers on May 9, 2017

I am of the first generation in my family to grow up with the Internet at home as a tween and teen. Granted, we had Prodigy and AOL, and I had to make sure no one was on the phone to get my weekly Baby Sitter’s Club story. Still, one thing that was true then remains true now: as a teen I was a lot savvier about online spaces than my dad. In fact, my dad relied on me to get our AOL set up when we got our first computer. So it may surprise you when I tell you that kids today—despite being born into the age of social media and interconnectedness—can be terrible at navigating this digital landscape.

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Topics: civil discourse

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