About this episode’s guest
Raye Rawls is an award-winning mediator, arbitrator, and dialogue facilitator with decades of experience. Rawls has worked on thousands of cases in government institutions, court systems, corporations, and with private parties.
Some examples of topics that she has covered in her dialogue work includes: confederate monuments on campus, guns on campus, gender issues (what bathroom should people use), defining freedom of speech on campus, evolving roles of organizations or institutions (e.g., chamber of commerce), climate change, human trafficking, intergovernmental cooperation, immigration and police community relationships.
Raye Rawls is a Senior Associate with Essential Partners. She is also a Senior Public Service Faculty at the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, where her practice area is in conflict transformation and dialogue. Raye is also a member of Mediators Beyond Borders International and the Democracy, Politics and Conflict Engagement (DPACE) Initiative.
The SCARF Model
The Six P’s: Purpose, People, Promote, Prevent and Prepare
Topics Discussed in Episode
The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization by Peter Coleman
Helping us figure out how we can move away from toxic polarization to by complexifying issues.
“Why the Last 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid” by Jonathan Haidt (The Atlantic)
How Racism Affects Everyone
The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee is an example of need to ask people what they really want regarding policy making.
Listen to Heather McGhee on The Ezra Klein Show: “What ‘Drained-Pool’ Politics Costs America”
Listen to Heather McGhee’s new podcast The Sum of Us where she embarks on a road trip across Covid-era America, unearthing stories of American solidarity and hope in a time of great division and peril for our democracy.
About The Omni-Win Project
The Omni-Win Project is a multimedia effort to raise awareness of the myriad existing and emergent opportunities to improve our democracy and heal our political culture.
Our mission: facilitating the healing and evolution of our democratic systems and political culture, so that we can co-create a future that works for everyone.
Meet The Host
I am omnipartial: I am biased in favor of the success of everyone and the whole. I believe it is possible to improve systems of communication and interaction in ways that will allow humanity to thrive and evolve through our complexity and diversity.
My purpose in life is to support an omnipartial revolution. How? By helping the world understand the fractal nature of conflict and how we can transform conflict into a positive and inspiring experience. We are all in this together. I firmly believe we can do this complex dance through life with much more grace and beauty.
I am specifically committed to transforming how we work together in teams and organizations and how we experience conflict and collaboration in our democracy.
Duncan is also the host of the Fractal Friends podcast. An exploration of our self-similary across our diversity.
Fans of the Omni-Win project podcast will enjoy this collection of episodes: https://www.fractalfriends.us/transforming-politics about Transforming Politics and Healing Democracy