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Members Meeting – MN West Suburban Alliance Meet & Greet

Host Organization: West Suburban Alliance-MSP
State: MN
Luce Line Brewery 12901 16th Ave N, Plymouth

Local Focus: West Suburban Braver Angels Alliance—MSP (WSA-MSP), local members and subscribers As co-chairs of the new West Suburban Braver Angels Alliance—MSP (WSA-MSP), we want to invite our local members and subscribers to a Meet & Greet in January. Meet & Greet will provide an opportunity for people who are interested in or are a part …

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“What’s Bugging You?”

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: NH

Local Focus: Granite-staters, New Englanders and beyond willing to listen and speak on potentially-polarizing political issues relying on the Braver Angels ground rules. To kick off our 2023 events, BA NH members have organized an open forum for folks to bring their thoughts about polarizing political issues to the BA NH table. We want to …

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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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Braver Angels of Color Caucus Monthly Meeting

Host Organization: Snohomish County Alliance
State: WA

Monthly meeting for Angels of Color Caucus members and the greater Braver Angels Community. ** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, ciaran@braverangels.org

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Red/Blue Workshop – Sessions 1 & 2

Host Organization: Oregon Statewide Alliance
State: OR

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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Braver Angels Event Organizer Boot Camp

Host Organization: BA National
State: - National
Online US

This is a live, online training for prospective Organizers, and an update for experienced Organizers, but all Braver Angels Leaders and Volunteers are welcome! There will be different topics covered each hour so you can choose to attend some or all of those. The four hours that cover the steps from the Step-by-Step Guide reflect …

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Red/Blue Workshop – Session 1 – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Braver Angels OC/South Bay Alliance
State: CA
Private home Address will be provided after registration confirmation, Laguna Woods

Note: This event is to be attended in person. Please join us for a workshop 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. Goals: To better understand the experiences and beliefs of those on the other side of the political …

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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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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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Intro Sessions for Newcomers & New Volunteers

Host Organization: Braver Angels Alliance CT
State: 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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Alliance Discussion: Book Bans in Public Schools

Host Organization: Lancaster County Alliance
State: PA

Restricted Attendance: Braver Angels members in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York counties, PA Local Focus: Braver Angels members in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York counties, PA Learn to know fellow alliance members and practice your Braver Angels skills in a respectful conversation about this controversial topic.

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

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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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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Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshop HYBRID – ONLINE

Host Organization: BA National
State: - National
Online US

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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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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