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Looking for Positivity, a Special Program with the Progress Network
Friday, January 22, 2021, 11:00 AM EST
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Looking for Positivity, a Special Program with The Progress Network

We live in a time marked by pessimism. Battered daily by negative headlines and facing a post-COVID world whose problems seem manifold and everlasting, it’s easy to assume we are heading for disaster. But what if it’s not true? The ideas and evidence for the opposite outcome, largely unheard, exist in equal measure, but do not receive equal attention. The Progress Network connects and amplifies those voices that are pointing our world in a more positive direction.


Pessimism can focus the mind, but it can also become a self-fulfilling prophecy, leading people to detach and despair rather than galvanizing us. Starting from the idea that the widely shared belief that we can work collectively toward a more constructive future is a non-negotiable component of building that future, we will be speaking about how to boost that belief, both individually and in the aggregate, during these difficult times, including how to navigate a media discourse filled with fear, outrage, and worst case scenarios.

Speakers:

Zachary Karabell, Founder of The Progress Network

Emma Varvaloucas, Executive Director of The Progress Network

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