Explore a curated collection of resources related to Civic Dialogue

Articles, podcasts, and videos: 


Guides for civil conversation/conflict resolution: 





  • A Center for Restorative Solutions – Seattle – Provides mediation, coaching and facilitation services 
  • A Starting Point– A Starting Point is a video-based civic engagement platform created by Chris Evans, Mark Kassen, and technology entrepreneur Joe Kiani. ASP’s mission is to create a bipartisan channel of communication and connectivity between Americans and their elected officials with the goal of creating a more informed electorate.  
  • Braver Angels – Braver Angels is leading the nation’s largest cross-partisan, volunteer-led movement to bridge the partisan divide. 
  • Center for Nonviolent Communication – The Center for nonviolent communication is an international nonprofit peacemaking organization that shares nonviolent communication around the world. It helps people peacefully and effectively resolve conflicts in personal, organizational and political settings.  
  • City of Bellevue – Conflict Resolution Center 
  • City of Seattle – Mediation Program 
  • Divided we fall – Divided We Fall Television reveals ordinary people wrestling with what it truly means to be an American, the divides that prevent unity, and what we can do to bridge the gaps 
  • Evans School of Public Policy and Governance 
  • – Since its founding more than two decades ago as the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, FIRE has become the nation’s leading defender of fundamental rights on college campuses 
  • King County 
  • National institute on Civil Discourse – The Tucson community came together to create NICD, a non-partisan organization based at the University of Arizona to promote healthy and civil political debate. NICD is devoted to the same principles that motivated Congresswoman Giffords: that people with different values and political preferences can discuss their differences in a civil and productive manner. 
  • Engaging Differences – Hear from NICD’s Board members, including Katie Couric, Tom Daschle and Christine Todd Whitman, as well as average Americans, as they share their real-life experiences and hopes for a more perfect union. 
  • Next Generation – Next Generation works directly with state legislators to address incivility and hyper polarization at the state level.  
  • Project for Civic Health – Concerned by the increasingly common dysfunction in governance at state legislatures around the country, Denny Heck, Lieutenant Governor of Washington State, reached out to leaders at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, University of Washington, and Washington State University. Together, we realized civic health demanded our collective attention.  
  • Resolution WA – For over 30 years, Resolution Washington DRCs have provided low-cost and effective conflict resolution services including mediation, facilitation, consultation, workplace conflict resolution and training to individuals and organizations. 
  • Dispute Resolution Center Contact Information – Lists DRCs across the state 
  • Dispute Resolution Center of King County – We promote meaningful pathways for everyone to engage with conflict, to learn from each other, and to grow in community. 
  • Seattle Pacific University – Mediation, Peace and Conflict Resolution Program 
  • Washington State Bar Association – Dispute Resolution Center – The WSBA Dispute Resolution Section promotes the informed use and best practices for all dispute resolution processes in Washington. 
  • Willian D Ruckelshaus Center – The Center is a joint effort of Washington State University and the University of Washington, created to foster collaborative public policy in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest.  


Civic Engagement Opportunities  

Our region’s civic health depends on each one of us to get involved in civic life. Here are some ways you can get engaged:  


  • Donate money directly to a local nonprofit we learned about in this Civic Cocktail 

Develop skills to facilitate civil conversations in your home and community: 


  • Braver Angels – volunteer opportunities (facilitator, moderator, debate organizer, etc) 

Advocate to your elected officials:  

Register to vote and then vote!