‘Ask A…’ Project

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Mohammed Bakr

Mohammed Bakr

KUOW’s “Ask A…’ project is a three-year-old community engagement initiative that’s been proven to promote empathy with groups that have been ‘othered’ by media or politics. It is a person to person conversation event where a group of ‘askers’ have consecutive 8-minute conversations with an equal a group of ‘answerers’. This is followed by a group discussion and meal. “Ask A…” events have included Muslims, Trump supporters, transgender people, journalists, foster parents, immigrants, gun owners, Special Olympics athletes and journalists. Read a commentary by KUOW’s Ross Reynolds.