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Skills for Disagreeing Better – IN PERSON

May 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: MI

Local Focus: Whitmore Lake, mi

Note: This event is to be attended in person.

In this polarized time, we lack basic understanding of why people on the other political side hold their beliefs. We don’t see them as they see themselves–their core values and central concerns–but instead as we choose to see them. We are tempted to regard our own side as principled and the other side as self-interested.

When we try to communicate across this gap, we often lack the skills for listening carefully, looking for common ground, and sharing our perspectives in ways that connect rather than create more misunderstanding.

We can learn to disagree better in polarized times, which means accurately seeing where we differ and where we share common ground.


  • More understanding of the values and concerns of people who differ from you politically
  • Better skills for listening in a way so that the other person feels heard
  • Better skills for sharing viewpoints in a way the other person might hear — even if they disagree

** 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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Northfield Township District Library
125 Barker Rd
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 United States
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Stacy Farrell


Host Organization
Braver Angels

Braver Angels Support