All sorts of conversations — including the most challenging ones, the ones that will shape the future — are now happening online. These virtual conversations have us speaking and meeting in ways ill-suited to making progress against racism. I’m a mediator. Mediators help people have sometimes-difficult conversations so they can move forward together. Three of our best tricks can help us all have these vital conversations, including conversations about racism, in Zoom meetings.

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The most effective physical gesture I’ve ever used is of Middle Eastern origin. My grandparents are Iranian, my father is Israeli, my mom is American, unsurprisingly…

Adar Cohen

I help people have big conversations. adarcohen.com

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