—  The Power of Identities & How to Have Productive Conversations | Matthew Facciani | Weekly Sunday Gathering Houston Oasis —  Baker Ripley, 6500 Rookin, Houston, TX

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Main Topic: The Power of Identities & How to Have Productive Conversations 

Main Speaker: Matthew Facciani

Music: Ermelinda Cuellar

Main talk Summary: 

This talk will describe how identities influence our information processing and can create susceptibility to polarization & misinformation. We will also cover five strategies for having more productive conversations with people who disagree with us. 

Speaker Bio: 

Matthew Facciani is a postdoctoral researcher at The University of Notre Dame in the Computer Science and Engineering Department. Facciani previously worked at Vanderbilt University as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in the Medicine, Health, & Society Department. He received a BA in Psychology from Westminster College and MA and PhD in Sociology from The University of South Carolina. His research interests include media literacy, identities, social networks, political polarization, and misinformation. His forthcoming book, Misguided: Where Misinformation starts, how it spreads, and what to do about it, will be published by Columbia University Press.  

Musician Bio :

Born to Peruvian parents in Texas, Cuellar is well-known to Houston audiences playing both jazz and Latin music in the region. Her background, bandstand experience, and training in opera result in vocals with clear intonation, rhythmically precise improvisations, and passionate story-telling in both English and Spanish. Listeners remark that her vocal quality is reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald. The authentic Latin grooves provided by some of Texas’ top musicians provide a heartbeat for this album that she hopes will “lighten your soul”. 

She has played at Houston Oasis many a time. Her latest album is called What a Difference a Day Made

We are back to our regular start time of 10:30 AM. Doors open at 10:00 AM

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Baker Ripley Community Center
6500 Rookin St
Houston, TX 77074

Houston Oasis meets in the Reunion Hall Gymnasium on the Baker Ripley campus. From Hillcroft St, turn right onto High Star Dr, then turn right into the Baker Ripley parking lot just past where the road curves to become Rookin St. You can park anywhere in this lot and follow the "Oasis" directional signs to the gym. Harris County is back at Level 3 - Moderate therefore we are relaxing our mask requirements

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