The Overnighters

PBS Premiere: June 29, 2015Check the broadcast schedule »

Discussion Guide

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The Overnighters discussion guide includes information on economic boom-bust cycles, the North Dakota Oil Boom, and the impact of the oil boom on public health and housing security, as well as prompts for dialogue 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 The Overnighters 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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