These days this can be easier said than done! However, finding reliable, objective sources of current information and getting into the habit of paying attention to current events can be a challenging task but worth the effort and necessary for civic discourse!
This guide will walk you through a variety of sources, provide information on how to avoid "fake news", recognize possible bias, and resources you can use to follow up and fact check. As a general rule, find one or more news sources (radio, print, internet, or other media) that work for you (the more the better) and make a habit of reading/listening/watching from different points of view.
As politics - and matters of human rights - have become increasingly partisan over the last several years, it feels harder and harder to have conversations with those who hold opposing viewpoints. Below are a series of resources on holding and facilitating conversations between people with different political views, without condoning bigotry or hate speech.
*Resources compiled by University of Washington, Bothell Librarians. https://guides.lib.uw.edu/engagement/discourse