A ROAD TRIP ACROSS THE USA TO MEET PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES.
Trump voters. Rural farmers. Going hunting. Living in the rural south. Faith leaders. Gun advocates.
Living in coastal, progressive cities for most of my adult life, I realized I was seeing America through a narrow lens. After the 2016 elections, I felt the rift in our country yet hardly knew anyone from the ‘other side.’ So I quit my job, loaded everything I owned into my Toyota Prius and headed on the road to meet people with different perspectives. The goal? To understand why we’re so divided, and what it would take to create A New U(nited)S(tates).
SCOTT’S ROAD TRIP (APRIL 2019 – MARCH 2020)
This journey is the centerpiece for my forthcoming book which highlights the power of curiosity to strengthen relationships, heal our wounds and unite the country. This insight came from the most unexpected places: at Trump rallies in the Midwest, in conversations with Evangelical Christian pastors, and from farmers and hunters in rural Appalachia.
Here are some other creative ways I'm bridging divides in the United States.