To See Each Other
To See Each Other
Sep 15, 2020
2 - Learning How to Listen - Michigan
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Today we're traveling to Michigan, where we hear how our politics are separating us from our neighbors, from our families, and from our friends — and how listening can bring us back together again.

In Michigan, deep listening animates the immigration work of Michigan United. George visits with Ryan Bates, director of Michigan United, and Caitlin Homrich-Knieling, a native of The Thumb, and the leader of Michigan United’s Hometown Voices program. Caitlin organizes volunteers and staff to go door to door, meeting constituents — many of them older and white — where they’re at, and fostering conversations with radical empathy. Just as Caitlin herself has discovered, deep listening helps us rediscover the dignity of everyone’s experience, and helps us rediscover ourselves, as well.

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