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Skills for Bridging the Divide – Hybrid (WV – Braver Angels West Virginia Alliance/Elkins-Randolph County Public Library)

Host Organization: Braver Angels West Virginia Alliance
State: WV

Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshop (part of The Elkins-Randolph County Public Library’s project “Hearing and Being Heard Across Divides”) Restricted Attendance: Elkins-Randolph County, West Virginia residents Local Focus: Elkins-Randolph County, West Virginia There's a lot of stress these days among family members and friends who are divided politically, and the current polarized public conversation …

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America’s Public Forum: Discussing Democracy in America: What Tocqueville Can Teach Us Today

Host Organization: Braver Angels- America's Public Forum
Partner Org(s): Civic Renaissance
State: - National

This event is open to media upon approval. Contact-- Ciaran O'Connor, [email protected] A special America's Public Forum event, co-hosted by Civic Renaissance, the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and Braver Angels. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apf-discussing-democracy-in-america-what-tocqueville-can-teach-us-today-tickets-162097236197?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch On his yearlong visit to America in 1831, French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville drew insights on American life—insights originally published for a French …

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Families & Politics

Host Organization: MI - State
State: MI
Online US

Family relationships are becoming casualties of our toxic political environment. Family members are having nasty political arguments, avoiding each other, or even cutting off lifetime relationships. If you want to preserve important family bonds while still being true to your values and political beliefs, this workshop will offer you: Insight into why family differences over …

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Book Discussion – “Caste” and “Discrimination and Disparities”

Host Organization: Braver Angels OC
Partner Org(s): South Bay Alliance / Braver Angels Silicon Valley
State: CA

Braver Angels hosts a discussion of two books, Caste by Isabel Wilkerson and Discrimination and Disparities by Thomas Sowell. These book represent two different perspectives on the prosperity and power gap between racial groups in America. We encourage people to read both books and participate in the discussion. For people who haven't done the reading, …

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Depolarizing Conversations About Race

Host Organization: Other
Partner Org(s): Monroe County United
State: PA

Why we need this workshop Conversations between White people about race are nearly as broken as conversations between Whites and Blacks, often descending into “Just listen to me explain racism to you” and “Don’t call me a racist!” Many White Americans have trouble sustaining conversations on issues such as affirmative action, police reform, reparations, and …

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Inside America’s Crisis of Belonging

Host Organization: Braver Angels
Partner Org(s): Greater Recovery and Community Empowerment (GRaCE)
State: - National

** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, [email protected] Homelessness. Surge in suicides. Overdoses. Deaths of despair. The headlines sound familiar—and overwhelming. But what is at the root of these crises in America? What can be done? And could focusing on these challenges help us overcome political polarization? Join …

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Red/Blue Workshop – Sessions 1 & 2

Host Organization: OR - State
State: OR
Online US

About this Event Description Join us for a free two-part intensive online 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. Schedule In …

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Orientation for Prospective or New Braver Angels Workshop Organizers

Host Organization: BA National
State: - National

** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, [email protected] New and Prospective Organizer Orientation Meeting This meeting is for new and prospective organizers and takes place on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 7-8pm EST. At the orientations, we explain the responsibilities and rewards of being an organizer, …

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America’s Public Forum

Host Organization: BA National - APF
State: - National

** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, [email protected] From a series of events bridging the worlds of ideas and depolarization, hosted by Braver Angels and friends, "America's Public Forum." Check back often for the subject and registration link for this week's forum.  Thank you.  

Red/Blue Workshop – Sessions 1 & 2

Host Organization: OR - State
State: OR
Online US

About this Event Description Join us for a free two-part intensive online 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. Schedule In …

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Depolarizing Within – Standard

Host Organization: East Tennessee Alliance
State: TN

Much of today’s polarization is driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side. Too often, we stereotype, dismiss, or ridicule our fellow citizens who support the other political party, its leaders, and its policies. This free three hour workshop teaches participants: How to be more aware of their own …

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America’s Public Forum: Matt Taibbi and Isaac Saul on Media and Polarization in the 2020s

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: - National
Online US

This event is open to the media upon approval. Contact Ciaran O'Connor, [email protected] From a series of events bridging the worlds of ideas and depolarization, hosted by Braver Angels and friends, “America’s Public Forum.” Link for registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apf-matt-taibbi-and-isaac-saul-on-media-and-polarization-in-the-2020s-tickets-164423612451?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch  Join Braver Angels for a very special America’s Public Forum event with Matt Taibbi and Isaac Saul, two noted journalists whose SubStack newsletters cover …

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America’s Public Forum

Host Organization: BA National - APF
State: - National

** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, [email protected] From a series of events bridging the worlds of ideas and depolarization, hosted by Braver Angels and friends, "America's Public Forum." Check back often for the subject and registration link for this week's forum.  Thank you.  

Community Debate – National Debate: Impact of American Media

Host Organization: Braver Angels Debates
Partner Org(s): Intelligence² US
State: - National

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 Join Braver Angels Thurs Aug 5 @ 8 pm EST to experience a debate on the topic: “Resolved: American media is a threat …

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Skills for Bridging the Divide – Hybrid

State: IL

There's a lot of stress these days among family members and friends who are divided politically, and the current polarized public conversation doesn't help. Please join us for a Braver Angels Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshop and learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance …

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Red/Blue Workshop – Session 1

Host Organization: Braver Angels Alameda Alliance
State: CA

Restricted Attendance: Rossmoor WC residents Local Focus: Rossmoor Adult Community, Walnut Creek, CA Please join us for an intensive online workshop, in two sessions, 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. We will use technology to facilitate collaborative discussions …

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Immigration Workshop SIX (Single Issue Exchange)

Host Organization: Braver Angels North Texas
State: TX

Join us for a public policy workshop on Immigration. The Braver Angels SIX (Single Issue Exchange) Workshop brings together Conservatives and Liberals - Reds and Blues – to address multiple facets of issues such as:  immigration, healthcare, racism, etc. Reds and Blues ask questions of the other side in order to: Discover areas of common …

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Red Leaning Skills for Bridging the Divide – Hybrid (BA National)

Host Organization: BA National

There's a lot of stress these days among family members and friends who are divided politically, and the current polarized public conversation doesn't help. Please join us for a Braver Angels Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshop and learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance …

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Blue Leaning Skills for Bridging the Divide- Hybrid (BA National)

Host Organization: BA National

There's a lot of stress these days among family members and friends who are divided politically, and the current polarized public conversation doesn't help. Please join us for a Braver Angels Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshop and learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance …

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Red/Blue Workshop – Sessions 1 & 2

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

About this Event Description Join us for a free two-part intensive online 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. Schedule In …

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Community Debate – Debate on CA Governor Recall

Partner Org(s): Alameda, Berkeley/Oakland, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Sonoma Alliances
State: CA

About this Event Local Focus: CA ** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, [email protected]   Resolved: The Governor of CA should be recalled. Based on petitions signed by over 1.7 million registered voters, California will conduct a recall election for Governor Gavin Newsom on September 14, 2021. As …

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America’s Public Forum

Host Organization: BA National - APF
State: - National

** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, [email protected] From a series of events bridging the worlds of ideas and depolarization, hosted by Braver Angels and friends, "America's Public Forum." Check back often for the subject and registration link for this week's forum.  Thank you.  

Common Ground – Policing

Host Organization: MN - State
State: MN
Online US

Restricted Attendance: Minnesota Join us for a Common Ground Workshop on Policing. The Braver Angels Common Ground Workshop brings together equal numbers of Conservatives and Liberals - Reds and Blues (4-8 of each) - for a deep dive into a problem, such as addressing climate change, electoral reform or abortion. Together participants talk about their connection …

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Families & Politics

Partner Org(s): The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP) Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh The Center for Loving Kindness of the JCC PGH Christian Associates of Southwest PA Emmanuel Reformed Church of the United Church of Christ, Export PA Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh – Community Relations Council The League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh
State: PA

Local Focus: Pittsburgh, PA Family relationships are becoming casualties of our toxic political environment. Family members are having nasty political arguments, avoiding each other, or even cutting off lifetime relationships. If you want to preserve important family bonds while still being true to your values and political beliefs, this workshop will offer you: Insight into …

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Book Discussion – MN Book discussion: “Two Tribes”

State: MN

** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, [email protected] Join this Minnesota Braver Angels session where we discuss literature against political polarization. Our book this time is Two Tribes by Minnesota author and Braver Angels member Tyler Storlie. Set in a land nearby but a time long ago, Two Tribes is …

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America’s Public Forum

Host Organization: BA National - APF
State: - National

** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, [email protected]raverangels.org From a series of events bridging the worlds of ideas and depolarization, hosted by Braver Angels and friends, "America's Public Forum." Check back often for the subject and registration link for this week's forum.  Thank you.  

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