To celebrate more workforce wins, site developments and business growth in our region, we need to understand our neighbors, business competitors and those that support opposing leaders. Differences and division take us away from important issues, and how we solve these disagreements—the ones ultimately needed to attain the greatest collective success—starts with having a conversation with those whom we don’t understand or always agree with.
As the region’s trusted voice for modern business, we want to make it easier for you to have challenging conversations that will create a more connected, prosperous and equitable community. To accomplish this goal, we are excited to welcome Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps and One Small Step, a program that brings people together to have these important conversations one step at a time, to join us for an intimate conversation on February 2, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. at ChamberRVA. Dave has been featured on the Today Show, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, NY Times, Associated Press and USA Today and will be joining us for a presentation and discussion.
Built around contact theory, which states that a meaningful interaction between people with opposing views can help turn “thems” into “us-es,” One Small Step brings strangers with differing political beliefs together to record 50-minute conversations about their lives, politics aside. Richmond has been selected as one of the initiative’s three pilot cities and needs your support to help it grow.
During this breakfast presentation, Dave will explain how this initiative got started, how it is bringing people together and how you can play a key role in its success in our region.
Sign up today to reserve your spot!