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Crossing Lines in San Mateo
Sharing stories, Creating community

Sunday, 29 January 2017 -- San Mateo, California USA

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San Mateo Daily Journal
"A Model for Conversation"
"The Power of Listening"
"Finally Meeting the Strangers
in Our Own Land"
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Edited to
65 min




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Community Outcome:
San Mateo County Public Library "Living Room Dialogues"
September 2017

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"An enemy is one whose story we have not heard."
- Ms. Gene Knudsen Hoffman

Inviting San Mateo's diverse community
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Crossing Lines
in San Mateo

Sharing stories, Creating community

An inspiring, hands-on community workshop
for respectful communication across all lines
beginning with a new quality of
listening to one another — to everyone.

Sunday afternoon, January 29, 2017

2:30 pm
Educational Exhibits & How-to Materials

3:00 SHARP - 5:00 pm
Participatory Program

Free how-to videos and facilitation tips to take home

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Community Center

725 Monte Diablo Avenue   -   San Mateo, California
North of downtown San Mateo, East from Delaware Ave.

Limited seating. RSVP early to (650) 574-8303 or

Participation free    —    Ample free parking
No childcare available

    This practical afternoon to create a San Mateo culture of listening and inclusion offers modern tools of communication for your home, school, business, neighborhood, and global community.
    Facilitators Libby and Len Traubman co-founded the 24-year-old Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue of San Mateo, featured on CNN, NPR, MSNBC, and Voice of America. They co-produced six films including DIALOGUE AT WASHINGTON HIGH, PEACEMAKERS: Palestinians & Jews Together at Camp, DIALOGUE IN NIGERIA: Muslims & Christians Creating Their Future, and CROSSING LINES IN FRESNO They have guided hundreds of dependably successful Dialogues on high school and university campuses, and in neighborhoods across America and overseas.
    Roots of this Dialogue are in South African inter-racial, inter-religious story and meal-sharing during apartheid 1980s, and in early 1990s Black-White meal-sharing in San Mateo homes.