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Local Community Debate – Ridgefield Community Debate: Housing Diversity

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

Host Organization: Braver Angels Alliance CT
Partner Org(s): St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Ridgebury Congregational Church, The Meetinghouse, Poets & Prophets, and Compassionate Ridgefield
State/Region: CT

Local Focus: Ridgefield, CT

Restricted Attendance: Pre-registration requested at https://bit.ly/bact-040724

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 Town of Ridgefield should support increased housing diversity.

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.

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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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Venue

St Stephen’s Episcopal Church (North Hall)
353 Main St.
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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Organizer

Gary Holland
Phone
(203) 733-5104
Email
gholland@braverangels.org

Other

Host Organization
Braver Angels Alliance CT
State/Region
CT
Partner Org(s)
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Ridgebury Congregational Church, The Meetinghouse, Poets & Prophets, and Compassionate Ridgefield
Setting
In-person

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