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Local Community Debate – NYC Debate – “Resolved: Smash the Patriarchy” – In Person

10/11/2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm EDT

Partner Org(s): New York Young Republicans - Arts Caucus; Woodhull Freedom Foundation
State/Region: NY

de·bate| dəˈbāt | – noun – A highly structured conversation in which a group of people think together, listen to one another, and are open to being changed by ideas.

Local Focus: New York City

About this Event

Resolved: “Smash the Patriarchy”

Are you ready to bridge the partisan divide?

Braver Angels is coming to New York City with a new NYC Alliance! At Braver Angels, we dig into tough conversations and go at the heart of controversial issues — without it going off the rails. How is that possible? You’ll have to see for yourself.

On October 11th, we’re headed to the iconic Comedy Cellar Village Underground — not for jokes, but for a debate. The resolution? Resolved: “Smash the Patriarchy!” People across the political spectrum will be coming together to argue for and against this resolution. And here at Braver Angels, everyone is encouraged to share their perspective. So, you may come to sit back and spectate, and find yourself saying what’s really on your mind.


Braver Angels is the largest grassroots organization addressing political polarization in the United States. Our mission is to bring conservatives and liberals (or, as we say “Reds” and “Blues”) together for political dialogue to bridge the partisan divide and strengthen our democratic republic. We have 12K volunteers and nearly 100 alliances across the country.

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About Braver Angels Debates

You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. It’s not a political debate, where competing candidates attempt to win votes. Nor is it a competitive high school or college debate, where people advocate positions in which they may not believe for the sole purpose of vanquishing their foes.

A Braver Angels Debate is a highly structured conversation in which a group of people think together, listen carefully to one another, and allow themselves to be touched and perhaps changed by each other’s ideas. When done well, everyone walks out a little closer to the truth, more aware of the validity in opposing views, and with tighter community relationships.

Braver Angels’ Debates might help you understand the debate process that we use.

Braver Angels events may be recorded, and may be shared with media or used in Braver Angels publications, including web pages. Participants who object to this may disable their video.

Registration for this debate will be closed 1 hours prior to the scheduled starting time. Group registration is not enabled for this debate. If you would like to participate online in the virtual company of others, we recommend that you coordinate the timing of your registration and ask that individuals register for themselves.

** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O’Connor,

This workshop is a free event brought to you by Braver Angels as part of our mission to depolarize America. Braver Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We invite you to consider a gift to Braver Angels; all donations are tax deductible.  Your support will allow us to offer more workshops and debates with the ultimate goal of uniting America. Click here to donate.

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Comedy Cellar Village Underground
130 W 3rd St
New York, NY 10012 United States


Gabbi Timmis


Partner Org(s)
New York Young Republicans - Arts Caucus; Woodhull Freedom Foundation

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