Raising Bertie

PBS Premiere: Aug. 28, 2017Check the broadcast schedule »

Discussion Guide

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The Raising Bertie discussion guide includes information on Bertie County, barriers to economic mobility, institutional racism and the cost of being poor, as well as prompts for discussion and a list of action steps and resources. This guide is an invitation to dialogue. It is based on a belief in the power of human connection, designed for people who want to use Raising Bertie to engage family, friends, classmates, colleagues and communities. In contrast to initiatives that foster debates in which participants try to convince others that they are right, this document envisions conversations undertaken in a spirit of openness in which people try to understand one another and expand their thinking by sharing viewpoints and listening actively.

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