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Braver Angels Introductory Meeting – Help Depolarize America
September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Local Focus: Southern California, but open to others
American politics is competitive, thrilling, frustrating – and infuriating. The stakes are high. Issues are important. Outcomes matter. This is why we care, and should care, about our politics.
But do our politics have to be demonizing? Does it have to bring out the worst in us? Do our politics have to destroy the goodwill of our society? Is the dehumanizing of our fellow Americans something we should accept? Polarization looms larger than ever. But our hope remains: wounds can heal, our institutions can be better, and we can commit ourselves to supporting a more perfect union.
At Braver Angels we do not accept this division. We reject the normalizing of this extreme polarization. We say no to the break down of political and social life that it brings.
Our work is about restoring civic trust in the USA. It is about healing the wounds between left and right. It is about challenging institutions to be better, building community together, and discovering what it means to be American in our time.
This Welcome Evening is a brief and thoughtful way to learn more about Braver Angels. Experienced members will lead reflective conversations with attendees, speak about their experiences, and share upcoming events that might be of interest.
Important: In preparation for the evening, please take some time to explore the Braver Angels website and note the ideas and concepts that resonate with or interest you.
The evening will be light and informal. We welcome your interest in building a House United in Southern California and across the country!
Braver Angels Mission
– To better understand the experiences and beliefs of those on the other side of the political divide;
– To seek out areas of common ground in addition to acknowledging and respecting differences;
– To gain insights that might help to heal the polarization in our community and our nation.
Questions: Email Susan Rico at SusanMRico@gmail.com