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Red-Blue Workshop – Session 1 – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: MN
Foremost Brewing Cooperative 131 West Broadway, Owatonna

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 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, …

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Being Red in a Blue Environment

Host Organization: Europe - Braver Angels Alliance - Europe

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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Skills for Bridging the Divide – In Person

Partner Org(s): Rotary Club of Fort Collins "Breakfast"
State: CO
Fort Collins Senior Center Prairie Sage 3 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins

Restricted Attendance: Rotarians including partners 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 common ground, and affirm the importance of …

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Red/Blue Workshop – Sessions 1 & 2

Host Organization: Oregon Statewide Alliance
State: OR

This event is organized by the OR alliance but is open to a national audience. 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 …

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Mixed Skills for Bridging the Divide – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: MI
St. George Episcopal Church 801 E Commerce St., Milford

Local Focus: Michigan(Southeast) 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 common ground, …

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Ambassador Outreach

Host Organization: Southern California Super Alliance
State: CA

Local Focus: The counties of San Bernadino and Riverside, including Greater Palm Springs Getting Past the Past and Moving Forward as a Country: Crossing that divide through depolarization with Braver Angels Do you feel moved to help bring down the temperature of politics in our country? Here’s your chance! Please join us for an introduction …

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Mixed Skills for Bridging the Divide – ONLINE

Host Organization: BA National
State: - 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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Skills for Bridging the Divide – Standard In Person

Host Organization: Braver Angels
Partner Org(s): Charlotte Public Library
State: VT
Charlotte Public Library 115 Ferry Rd., Charlotte

Local Focus: Chittenden County, Vermont 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 …

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Members Meeting – Washington State welcomes new Braver Angels

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: 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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Members Meeting – Organizer Training

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: - 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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An Introduction to Depolarization with Braver Angels

Host Organization: BA National - Partnerships
Partner Org(s): Bridging Divides - El Dorado County - A Braver Partner
State: - National
Online US

Local Focus: El Dorado County, California In our 90-minute Zoom session, participants will get the latest news about the "Bridging Divides - El Dorado" project in partnership with the Braver Angels' "Braver Partner" initiative. You will learn about Braver Angels via featured panelists and their national work to unite people with diverse political perspectives. You …

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Book Discussion – “The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy” by Gehl and Porter.

Host Organization: Braver Angels Library
State: - National

Book discussion: The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy, by Katherine M. Gehl & Michael E. Porter (2020). The authors argue that the two parties constitute an unhealthy duopoly over the U.S. electoral and legislative processes, and propose reforms to break that duopoly. ** This event is open …

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Film Discussion – Black Boys

Host Organization: Snohomish County Alliance
Partner Org(s): League TV Network, BWC Community Outreach
State: WA

This is a virtual Documentary Discussion series that highlights insidious policies and practices that have caused systemic harm to Black Americans and other people of color. Conversations led by members of the Angels of Color Caucus with a purposeful intent to promote mutual understanding and healing the racial divide. Disclosure: This is a free event …

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Film Discussion – What Killed Michael Brown?

Host Organization: Snohomish County Alliance
Partner Org(s): League TV Network, BWC Community Outreach
State: WA

Restricted Attendance: BA Members What Killed Michael Brown? from ManOfSteeleProductions on Vimeo.

Greater Minneapolis Alliance: Free Speech on Campus – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Braver Angels Greater Minneapolis Alliance
State: MN
Southdale Public Library (Hennepin County) 7001 York Ave S, Edina

Open meeting to become more informed about the controversy over freedom of speech in academic communities. Expert description of recent incidents followed by discussion.

Red/Blue Workshop – Session 1 – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Braver Angels of Central Texas
Partner Org(s): Center for Peace Victoria
State: TX
First United Methodist Church Victoria, TX 407 N. Bridge Street, Victoria

Local Focus: Victoria, TX Get beyond the stories we tell about each other to discover the truth, and create a forum to discuss our viewpoints without judgment. About this event Please join us for an intensive in person workshop, in two sessions, that will bring together Republican-leaning and Democratic-leaning citizens for structured conversations, with a …

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Speaking with the “Enemy” – Healthy Conversations Across the Political Divide

Host Organization: Western North Carolina Braver Angels Alliance
State: NC
Mary C. Jenkins Community Center 221 Mills Ave, Brevard

Local Focus: Western North Carolina, 10 counties, centered around Brevard, NC 1:1 Conversations across the Political Divide  Overview An opportunity to talk with someone outside of your own political group about what  you each believe and want for the country. This is a self-directed, non-facilitated conversation  following a detailed structure. It involves two one-hour conversations …

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Lunch and a Fight – A Dialogue

Host Organization: Bay Area Super Alliance
Partner Org(s): Fighting to Understand
State: CA
Golden Gate University 536 Mission Street, San Francisco

Restricted Attendance: Open to the public Local Focus: San Francisco, California In person, facilitated discussion of a divisive topic through constructive disagreement. ** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, ciaran@braverangels.org

Depolarizing Within – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Braver Angels
Partner Org(s): South Burlington Public Library
State: VT
South Burlington Public Library 180 Market St, South Burlington

Local Focus: Chittenden county, VT   A free workshop to help you become more aware of your "inner polarizer" and learn methods for disagreeing without contempt and ridicule About this event Polarization can be driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side. Too often, we stereotype, dismiss, or ridicule …

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Depolarizing Within

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: - National

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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United We Stand – In Person

Host Organization: Braver Angels Moorestown
State: NJ
Moorestown Theater Company 5 W. Main Street, Moorestown

The Moorestown Braver Angels Alliance invites you to join us on Main Street for a short celebration of our love of country and community on Presidents' Day. We'll gather for the National Anthem and spend a few minutes finding some common ground as we talk about what we love about our small town and our …

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Members Meeting – Monthly MN – West Suburban Alliance Meeting

Host Organization: West Suburban Alliance-MSP
State: MN
Ridgedale Library, Rm 172 12601 Ridgedale Dr, Minnetonka

Local Focus: Residence of west metro area Let's Talk Immigration: We would like to invite you to our inaugural Monthly Alliance Meeting. This meeting provides an opportunity for BA members (and guests) to come together and create a space for respectful conversations around issues that impact our daily life. We will be discussing immigration. More …

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Connecting Conversation: DACA Pro-Con

Host Organization: Braver Angels Denverd
State: CO

Restricted Attendance: Must have participated in a Red/Blue Workshop Braver Angels Denver Alliance invites you to a Connecting Conversation about DACA, the policy that allows some unauthorized immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to live and work legally. This is a new type of event that your Denver Alliance executive committee has developed …

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Members Meeting – Military Veterans Alliance

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: MN

A nationwide alliance for military veterans. Discuss with other veterans your military experience and how it affects your view of the partisan divide.

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Members Meeting – Organizer Training

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: - 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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