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Red-Blue Workshop – Session 1 – IN PERSON

03/21/2023 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: MN

A forum to discuss your own viewpoint, without judgment, and get real answers to sincere questions of understanding from other viewpoints.

About this event


Join us for a free intensive workshop that brings together Red (conservative or Republican-leaning) and Blue (liberal or Democratic-leaning) citizens for moderated activities and structured discussions that reduce stereotyped thinking, clarify disagreements, build relationships and find common ground through listening and learning rather than declaring and debating.


This is a 3-hour in-person workshop. Participants get to know one another and a foundation of trust is established.

Who can attend?

Anyone interested in developing a deeper understanding of, and connection with, people whose political beliefs differ from their own is welcome.

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

Workshop Goals

  • 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

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. To donate, click here.

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5:45 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
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Foremost Brewing Cooperative
131 West Broadway
Owatonna, MN 55060 United States
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Tim Gustafson


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Braver Angels

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