“Building a Bridge too Far: Group Polarization and Reducing the Divide” is the subject of Frank Corapi’s presentation at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown’s (UUCJ) 10:30 a.m. virtual service on Sunday, January 24, 2021.
Corapi will use his background as a psychologist to explain how political hostility between Americans can be reduced. He will explain how political polarization and potential violent conflict between opposing groups has been moderated in the past. Now, more than ever, this concern is important, considering the attack on the US Capitol Building.
Corapi is Associate Professor/Coordinator of the Psychology Department and Director of the Social Sciences Division at Jamestown Community College. Prior to joining the faculty of JCC in 2002, he was an instructor in psychology at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. He has also worked as a clinical program director with a variety of behavioral health treatment programs for Stairways Behavioral Health in Erie, Pa., and was in private practice for 10 years, specializing in couples therapy. He has an M.S. in counseling psychology from Gannon University as well as much post-master’s work.
Because of COVID-19 limitations, all UUCJ Sunday services are currently virtual instead of at its 1255 Prendergast Avenue location. Anyone is welcome to participate by emailing UUJamestown@gmail.com to receive a Zoom link for the 10:30 a.m. service. The link goes out on Saturday afternoon, but you can request to join until the start of the service on Sunday.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is a progressive, liberal religious community serving the southern tier of Western New York and Warren County, Pa. The UUCJ’s mission is to promote and provide a community where diverse people of all ages may explore the meaning of existence, give expression to liberal religious values, and work for a just, sustainable society.
You can learn more about the UUCJ at jamestownuu.org or on their Facebook page, facebook.com/jamestownuu.