Seattle CityClub is Celebrating 40 Years
by Launching a New Dialogue Across Differences Initiative
This multi-year project was developed to help address polarization and bridge toward solutions.
Our strategic work started with outreach from our Board and Staff to diverse stakeholders including funders, community partners, and even our founders.
We listened to the immediate call for social responsiveness.
Now more than ever, our civic health needs urgent attention.
Starting in 2021, we are:
Highlight the voices from and issues of underrepresented communities
Deliberately engage disparate viewpoints on critical topics
Renew focus on coalition building and bridging to solutions
Innovate programming formats and creating more hybrid events to meet people where they are, when they want to engage in civics
Expand debates through our annual convening of the Washington State Debate Coalition
Pilot original programs to reach new audiences and serve a greater variety of needs
Retool and refine our technology
Provide access to information by topic to help disrupt polarization