In a recent episode of Yahoo! News podcast “The Long Game,” Sycamore’s executive director Laura Berlind shared our approach to public policy and building relationships with people across the political spectrum.
“When you’re in the room with somebody whose views may be 180 from yours…be profoundly curious and compassionate, and listen so you try to understand where they came from.
Because they came to their views the exact same way you came to yours — through their teachers, their parents, their mentors, their good experiences, their bad experiences.
If you respect that and really try to get a deep understanding of how they came to their views, then opportunities open up for progress.”