“If you look at any massive social or political movement in U.S. history it has been because of transformations along generational lines.” – Layla Zaidane
During the fifth annual National Week of Conversation, Convergence co-hosted an event on ‘Bridging Across Generations’ with Convergence CEO David Eisner; Layla Zaidane of Millennial Action Project (MAP); Manu Meel of BridgeUSA; and Marc Freedman of Encore.org facilitating the discussion. The event drew a terrific turnout, and participants discussed the topic with wonderfully thought-provoking comments and questions throughout the conversation.
More notable quotes from the event:
David Eisner: “We distort the amount to which our views are opposed to those of other people.”
Marc Freedman: “Right now, we have a largely white older population and a much more diverse younger generation. If we can solve the generational divide, we have a better chance at success across the political divide..”
Manu Meel: “We want people who WANT to have discussions about generational divide to have louder voices..”