Spaceship on the Road!
Eve represented Spaceship at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago earlier this month, facilitating her table’s dinner conversation (lucky dinner table #42), which included Anand Giridharadas, whose opening presentation to the Summit was spell-binding and included this provocative question: Is there space among the woke for the still-waking? Today, there are millions who are ambivalent between the politics of inclusion and the politics of exclusion — not quite woke, not quite hateful... The woke have a choice about how to deal with the ambivalent. Do you focus on building a fortress to protect yourselves from them? Or a road to help them cross the mountain? Read all of Giridharadas’ piece here.
Meanwhile, Jeremy was in Utah for the Solutions Journalism Summit, where he engaged with the altitude and led a group in discussing the topic, “Can Solutions Journalism Play a Role in Depolarizing Communities.” The verdict: it can. This from Jeremy: “It’s an inspiring, infectious thing to spend a few days in a roomful of journalists committed to highlighting what is working in the world as much as what is not.”