Unify Challenge: College Bowl

Posted by Unify America on November 8, 2022

From cable news to social media, we tend to get information that confirms what we already believe. We live in media bubbles. And while it’s human nature to find that comforting, it’s not so healthy for our country.

In October 2021, Unify America piloted the first-ever Unify Challenge College Bowl with 10 universities from across the county to help students share perspectives across differences and strengthen their civic muscles. Just one year later, a total of 46 universities joined as partners.

Here’s how it works.

Two college students—total strangers from different schools with different political leanings or backgrounds—were matched into a one-on-one guided video conversation to talk about big goals for our country.

Yikes. Sound like trouble—or at least really awkward conversations? That’s what the students thought, too.

But to their big surprise, the student pairs found more agreement than they expected as the partners walked through 17 different goals for America across with topics ranging from free speech and criminal justice to immigration and education.

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