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Local Community Debate – Oregon’s Rural/Urban Divide is Insurmountable

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Host Organization: NW Willamette Valley Braver Angels Alliance
State/Region: OR

Local Focus: Oregon

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.

About this Event

Resolved: The Oregon Rural/Urban Divide is Insurmountable.

Given differences in rural and urban Oregonians’ relationships to the land, and their lifestyles, values, and political representation, is it possible today for both sides to accommodate the other’s cultural, economic and political interests and priorities?

With this debate, and a following series of in-person events throughout Oregon, we want to bring ordinary, everyday Oregonians together to express their views on the Divide and offer constructive suggestions for bridging it from both the urban and rural perspectives.

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, ciaran@braverangels.org

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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Organizer

Sue Staehli
Email
sstaehli@braverangels.org

Other

Host Organization
NW Willamette Valley Braver Angels Alliance
State/Region
OR
Setting
Online

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