Dialogue Facilitation for The Markaz (Nonprofit)

Project Description

Reasons for facilitation

  • The Markaz wanted assistance with facilitating a sensitive discussion
  • Give participants a mode of expression following a serious discussion of current events relating to a difficult international phenomenon
  • Help participants get an expanded perspective through discussing sensitive topics in a safe space


  • Participants opened to the perspectives of others
  • People felt the ability to share their thoughts and feelings and be heard
  • Many of the participants asked for the ability to have future hosted dialogues
  • The Markaz received credit for bringing people together for a deep, productive discussion

Project Details

  • WhoThe Markaz
  • WhatDialogue Facilitation following panel discussion on Islamic terrorism
  • WhenDecember 2015
  • WhereThe Markaz, West Los Angeles