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With polarization on the rise in the United States, Hands Across the Hills bridges divides by bringing groups from vastly different parts of the country together. Station WGBY in Springfield filmed us at our October 2019 gathering of eastern Kentuckians and residents o...

Over the past two years, the Hands Across the Hills cultural exchange project has created strong bonds of friendship between conservative Kentuckians from Letcher County, Kentucky, and progressives in Leverett, Massachusetts.

For providing hope in a time of divisiveness...

LEVERETT — The nation’s political divide may have widened, but the bond between Kentuckians and Leverett residents who met for the third time last weekend to bridge differences has deepened, members of the group said.

The Hands Across the Hills project, begun after the...

A culture-crossing project borne of the 2016 election met for the third time this past weekend in Leverett, Massachusetts.

Hands Across the Hills includes a small group from Letcher County, Kentucky — a Trump stronghold — and another group from mostly-liberal Leverett....

LEVERETT — A project that started two years ago to bridge political and cultural divides between Leverett residents and people living in Letcher County, Kentucky will continue during the Oct. 11-13 weekend.

Hands Across the Hills, formed in October 2017 as a means of ge...

Arte TV, Europe's public television, commissioned German filmmaker Jörg Daniel Hissen, to film a documentary about polarization in the US. The film features Hands Across the Hills along with various American voices and settings. It was aired in France, North Africa and...

After the 2016 presidential election, Dr. Paula Green, founder of the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding, a US-based NGO focused on international conflict transformation, inter-communal dialogue, and reconciliation, turned her focus to addressing the U.S. communal relatio...

America's partisan gap is widening. The key to bridging it is by simply initiating conversations with the other side, says Paula Green. Photo by Joe Ybarra/Getty Images

AS AN INTERNATIONAL PEACEBUILDER, PAULA GREEN KNOWS A THING OR TWO ABOUT BRIDGING DIVIDES. NOW SHE’S...

February 21, 2019

Arte TV, Europe's public television, commissioned German filmmaker Jorg Daniel Hissen, to film a documentary about polarization in the US. The film features Hands Across the Hills along with various American voices and settings. It was aired in France, North Africa and...

Paula Green has worked in peace-building and conflict resolution for three decades, often in places torn apart by war and ethnic violence. After the 2016 election, she took on an assignment closer to home, as lead organizer for Hands Across the Hills, a group that trie...

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