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Red/Blue Workshop – Session 1 – IN PERSON

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm PST

Host Organization: Braver Angels OC/South Bay Alliance
State: CA

Note: This event is to be attended in person.

Please join us for a workshop that will bring together Republican-leaning and Democratic-leaning citizens for structured conversations, with a focus on listening and reflecting rather than debating and persuading.


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 increasing polarization in our community and the nation.

Who can come? Anyone interested in developing a deeper understanding of, and connection with, people whose political beliefs differ from their own. You should honestly be able to answer “yes” to the following question:

“Are you willing to listen to the other side, and are you willing to speak to the other side with respect?”

Note that this event, which is a shorter version (3 hours) of our standard Red/Blue workshop, will include both the Stereotypes and Fishbowl exercises.

Workshop Details: There are two ways to join a Red/Blue Workshop: as a Participant or as an Observer/Alternate.

Participants will engage in small – and large – group discussions with individuals of both the same and different political persuasions. Participants must identify as “red” (Republican or leaning conservative) or “blue” (Democrat or leaning liberal). We will strive for an equal balance of red and blue participants: 6 to 8 people on each side.

Observers/Alternates can identify as red, blue or independent (not leaning either way). They will not participate in the discussions directly but will have the opportunity to watch and listen. Observers/Alternates should be ready to step in and participate as their “color” in the event of participant cancellations.

Everyone who signs up will receive a phone call or email from an organizer. Organizers reserve the right to switch people between Participant and Observer/Alternate status depending on the needs of the workshop.

Questions? Contact Susan Rico at

Click here to sign up now!


Private home
Address will be provided after registration confirmation
Laguna Woods, CA 92637 United States


Susan Rico


Host Organization
Braver Angels OC/South Bay Alliance

Braver Angels Support