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BA Song Contest Finale Zoom Celebration!

Host Organization: BA National - Music
State/Region: - National

The Contest Finale where we celebrate a week of bridge-building, go over highlights of the week, take a look at what lies ahead for the BA Music community, and...oh yeah, ANNOUNCE THE SONG CONTEST WINNER!

APF: Political Economies and Social Visions Emerging on the Left

The Hamilton 600 14th Street NW, Washington

A special America’s Public Forum event, presented by the Braver Angels D.C. Project. 6-9pm, June 6th, at The Hamilton Restaurant's Loft.   The Braver Angels DC Project invites you to its fifth America’s Public Forum of 2023, held in-person only at The Hamilton Restaurant in downtown Washington D.C. Join us for the panel from 6-8pm on Tuesday, June 6th, 2023 followed by …

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Free
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Braver Angels Military/Veterans Group – Online

Host Organization: Other
Online US

Restricted Attendance: These meetings are intended for U.S. active duty military, U.S. guard and reserves, and U.S. military veterans. The mission of the Braver Angels Military/Veterans Group is to bring together veterans, individuals whose military service has instilled the importance of unity, teamwork, and a country-first mentality. These values and behaviors complement what Braver Angels …

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Members Meeting – Quadra-weekly meeting

Host Organization: Braver Angels Atlanta
State/Region: GA

Local Focus: Georgia The next quadra-weekly members' meeting for members of Braver Angels - Georgia and interested persons.

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Members Meeting – Organizer Training

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: - National

Join us each Wednesday from 5-6pm PT (8-9pm ET) to learn about the responsibilities and rewards of being a Braver Angels event organizer. Starting on the first Wednesday, each week has a different focus and you will be able to ask questions and get support from experienced BA Organizers. Once you have completed the 4 …

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D.C. Alliance June Happy Hour

Cubano's Bethesda 4907 Cordell Ave, Bethesda

Join Braver Angels for our monthly D.C. happy hour at Cubano's Bethesda at 4907 Cordell Ave. The closest metro station is Bethesda.

Free

Being Blue in a Red Environment — IN PERSON

State/Region: ID
Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship 1520 N 12th St, Boise

Learn safe and effective ways to communicate liberal values and beliefs in environments where conservative ideas are assumed to be correct. Focus of the workshop:  This workshop is for political liberals who are surrounded by conservatives in key areas of life like work, family, social circle, religion, or community.  This free 3-hour on-line workshop is …

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Managing Difficult Conversations

Host Organization: Ames Braver Angels Alliance
State/Region: IA

A Braver Politics Workshop that lowers the stress of difficult conversations w/ constituents across divides & helps you find common ground. Note: This event is to be attended online. Elected officials and staff frequently communicate with constituents and colleagues with different points of view. With communities becoming more politically polarized and public dialogue becoming more …

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Skills for Bridging the Divide – Standard In Person

Host Organization: North-Central New Mexico Alliance
State/Region: NM
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center 1634 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque

Local Focus: New Mexico Communication Skills for Bridging the Political Divide Workshop About this event There can be a lot of stress among family members and friends who are divided politically, and polarizing public conversation doesn't help. In this workshop you will learn and practice skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for …

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Red/Blue Workshop – Sessions 1 & 2 – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Multi-State BA Fairfax and DC Alliances
State/Region: VA
Lewinsville Presbyterian Church 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean

A forum to discuss your own viewpoint, without judgment, and get real answers to sincere questions of understanding from other viewpoints. About this event Description Join us for a free two-part 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 …

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Depolarizing Within – Challenging conversations for teens and young adults – ONLINE

State/Region: - National
Online US

Restricted Attendance: Focused on teens and young adults. As we approach voting age, teenagers become increasingly aware of the political world around us. We may find ourselves pulled into fiery debates in classrooms or Instagram comment sections. Fighting for your beliefs is a noble cause, but how can this fight lead to progress and unity …

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Skills for Bridging the Divide – Standard In Person

Partner Org(s): Eden United Church of Christ
State/Region: IL
Eden United Church of Christ 5051 W. Gunnison, Chicago

Local Focus: Cook County, Illinois Lunch, Conversation with Neighbors, and Skills for Bridging The Divide Communication Skills for Bridging the Political Divide Workshop About this event There can be a lot of stress among family members and friends who are divided politically, and polarizing public conversation doesn't help. In this workshop you will learn and …

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D.C. Alliance Debate: Asymmetric Polarization

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library 901 G St. NW, Washington

Braver Angels Debate, open to BA members and the general public! Held at the MLK Library in D.C., Monday June 12th, 6-8pm.

Free
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Washington State welcomes new Braver Angels

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: WA

Local Focus: Washington State A welcome social for new and potential Braver Angels in Washington State. Have you ever told someone about Braver Angels and they seem pretty interested until you suggest a 4-hour workshop on a Saturday? Well, we have just the thing for you… Join us for an informal meet and greet and …

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Local Community Debate – Braver Angels Debate: Academic Freedom

Host Organization: Braver Angels
Partner Org(s): Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism (FAIR)
State/Region: MN

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:  Higher education standards should balance Academic Freedom with the Societal Values of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. You probably haven’t experienced anything like …

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Members Meeting – Organizer Training

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: - National

Join us each Wednesday from 5-6pm PT (8-9pm ET) to learn about the responsibilities and rewards of being a Braver Angels event organizer. Starting on the first Wednesday, each week has a different focus and you will be able to ask questions and get support from experienced BA Organizers. Once you have completed the 4 …

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Members Meeting – Guns: Rights & Regulations

Host Organization: West Suburban Alliance-MSP
State/Region: MN
Ridgedale Public Library - Room 275 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka

Bring your authentic self to discuss one of the most debated topics in our political and cultural discourse. Listen to others you may disagree with, learn and acknowledge their perspective, and offer yours, in this civil space.

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Intro Sessions for Newcomers & New Volunteers

Host Organization: Braver Angels Alliance CT
State/Region: CT

Local Focus: Connecticut Learn about how citizens and elected officials from across the political spectrum are coming together to bridge the partisan divide, and how you can help too. Bring your questions and enthusiasm. Feel free to join us for Part 1 and/or Part 2, based on your interest: 7:00PM ET — Part 1: For …

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Forum for Braver Angel Mental Health Professionals

Host Organization: Other
State/Region: - National

Restricted Attendance: Mental Health Professionals Only This is a meeting for mental health professionals from across the political spectrum to provide information, consultation, and support to one another for working with clients who have diverse views on politics and social issues. June 16th Topic:  Discussion of the article "How Therapists Became Social Justice Warriors" by Lisa …

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Members Meeting – Organizer Training

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: - National

Join us each Wednesday from 5-6pm PT (8-9pm ET) to learn about the responsibilities and rewards of being a Braver Angels event organizer. Starting on the first Wednesday, each week has a different focus and you will be able to ask questions and get support from experienced BA Organizers. Once you have completed the 4 …

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Members Meeting – Alliance Monthly Meeting discussion – Where do you get your news?

Host Organization: Central / Eastern Washington Alliance
State/Region: WA
Online US

Local Focus: Washington State Where Do You Get Your News? This is an opportunity to share news sources with other alliance members. What sources do you turn to? How do you decide who to trust? Or have you chosen to unplug? Washington State members and non-members are invited to join this Alliance discussion and learn …

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wokeness: Progress or Overreach?

Host Organization: Braver Angels Silicon Valley
State/Region: CA

Is being “woke” a good or a bad thing? This is currently a topic of significant debate in America, and the term has very different connotations and meanings depending on each person’s point of view. In this environment, the Silicon Valley Braver Angels Alliance is holding an informal 90 minute conversation during which people with …

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Common Ground – Trustworthy Elections

Host Organization: Palmetto Alliance
State/Region: SC
Furman University, Johns Hall Greenville

Local Focus: Preference for SC residents Equal numbers of Conservatives and Liberals take a deep dive into a chosen issue to find joint and unanimously held Points of Agreements. About this event Join us for a Common Ground Workshop on Trustworthy Elections. The Braver Angels Common Ground Workshop brings together equal numbers of Conservatives and Liberals …

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Being Blue in a Red Environment

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: - National

Learn safe and effective ways to communicate liberal values and beliefs in environments where conservative ideas are assumed to be correct. Focus of the workshop:  This workshop is for political liberals who are surrounded by conservatives in key areas of life like work, family, social circle, religion, or community.  This free 3-hour on-line workshop is …

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Being Red in a Blue Environment

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: - National

This free workshop is for political conservatives who are surrounded by liberals in key areas of life like work, family, social circle, religion, or community. Learn safe and effective ways to communicate conservative values and beliefs in environments where liberal ideas are assumed to be correct. This workshop is a free event brought to you …

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