Reducing polarization

Reducing polarization

Linda Low PR Linda Low PR Reducing polarization Dialogue The first iteration of my facilitated dialogues began as a convening of colleges – Duke University, University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina Central University (Durham’s Historically Black University) – to foster civil and political discourse. Students from across the political spectrum […]

Land ownership and sustainability

Land ownership and sustainability

Linda Low PR Linda Low PR Land ownership and sustainability Dialogue In the face of historic opposition to its land management, a critical success for the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) was a series of Forest Management Dialogues. Residents who owned lands near OWASA’s water reservoir for multiple generations opposed its land management plans. […]

Middle East Democracy Fellows

Middle East Democracy Fellows

Linda Low PR Linda Low PR Middle East Democracy Fellows Dialogue At the Duke Center for International Development, Democracy Fellows from the Middle East and North Africa spent a month exploring models for civic participation and democracy. As part of their curriculum, I facilitated a full-day dialogue to change the pace and structure of the […]

Resiliency in the social service sector

Resiliency in the social service sector

Linda Low PR Linda Low PR Resilience in the social service sector Dialogue In a community where more than 70% of the population had a connection to 9/11 or wartime trauma (due to the proximity of a marine base), staff at the County social service agency for children faced increasing needs and were fatigued. At […]

Race, racism, and safety

Race, Racism and Safety Zoom Photo

Linda Low PR Linda Low PR Race, racism, and safety Dialogue Race and racism are hard to discuss. Isolation during COVID-19 makes it harder. Yet the nation’s reckoning with racism is prompting communities to have honest and authentic conversations. Over a three-part series, 20 people with diverse racial identities convened online to discuss race, racism, […]

Orange Water and Sewer Authority

OWASA

Linda Low PR Linda Low PR Orange Water and Sewer Authority Communications for accountability. A series of water crises affected public health, operability of critical care facilities, and caused millions of dollars of economic loss. I shaped a new narrative for the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA), community engagement, and policy communications to restore […]

Duke World Food Policy Center

Duke Food Policy Center

Linda Low PR Linda Low PR Duke World Food Policy Center Mobilize movements. In the U.S., 40% of food is wasted. Food that gets thrown out decomposes in landfills which generates methane – emissions that trap more heat in the atmosphere and catalyze climate change. Food, when wasted, is also a lost source of nutrition […]

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies​

Red-Cross

Linda Low PR Linda Low PR International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Complex to clear communications. During the Europe migration crisis in 2015, one million migrants fled to Europe, mostly from Syria. Migrants arriving by boat into Greece (and then onward by foot, bus and train) traveled across Europe facing increased barriers […]