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National Debates: Intra-Party

Host Organization: Braver Angels Debates
State: - National

About this event Join Braver Angels for a debate on the topics – Red Resolution: Only taxpayers should vote. Blue Resolution: Government should provide for everyone's most basic needs. Come join us for this free national debate, in which all participants from across the ideological spectrum will have an opportunity to speak and ask their questions. …

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Skills for Bridging the Divide – Standard IN PERSON

Partner Org(s): Malvern Library
State: PA
Malvern Library 1 E. First Ave. Unit 2, Malvern

Local Focus: Chester County, PA   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, …

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Depolarizing Within – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Braver Angels OC/South Bay Alliance
State: CA
Laguna Woods Laguna Woods

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 our fellow citizens who support the …

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Being Red in a Blue Environment

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: - 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 event is open to the media upon …

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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 – Step By Step Training for new Organizers

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: - National

Restricted Attendance: For new and prospective Organizers who have attended an Organizer Orientation Organizer training part 2 - Using the Step By Step guide. New Organizers are invited to join us to ask questions and get acquainted with the Organizer's Step-By-Step Guide.

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Intro for Newcomers & Volunteers

Host Organization: Braver Angels Alliance CT
State: CT

Local Focus: Connecticut New to Braver Angels? Curious about what the Connecticut Alliance is up to? Already a member, but wanting to put your talents and interests to work as a volunteer? Bring your questions, ideas, and enthusiasm to our brief info session (repeated regularly). Hear about upcoming events and activities, connect with volunteer opportunities, …

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We the People’s Forum: We The People’s Forum: How Should Schools Talk About Gender?

Host Organization: BA National - We the People's Forum
State: - National

At a time when many parents and schools are wrestling with gender issues, can we have a thoughtful and civil conversation about this important but difficult topic? And might the experiences of everyday parents – whether conservative, progressive, or somewhere in between – help us to better understand each other and to find some common …

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Ambassador Outreach

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: MN

Restricted Attendance: BA MN members enrolled in Ambassador Training Local Focus: Minnesota members Supporting BA MN members enrolled in Ambassador Training

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Walk a Mile in My News

Host Organization: Multi-State
Online US

Local Focus: New England Region If you believe that your opponents should not be your enemies, the New England Region invites to Walk a Mile in My News. About this event Our news sources impact how we see the world. As a result, staying within our own opinion "echo chambers" may limit our understanding of …

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Common Ground – Common Ground Workshop on Working Homeless

Host Organization: BA National - We the People's Forum
State: - National

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 Working Homeless. In this workshop, people on both sides of the political divide with personal experiences of either being homeless or …

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Skills for Bridging the Divide – Standard – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Ames Braver Angels Alliance
Partner Org(s): Ames Public Library
State: IA
Ames Public Library Auditorium 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Local Focus: Ames IA 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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Common Ground – How Can We Ensure Fair, Secure and Accessible Elections? – A Red and Blue Perspective

State: - National
Online US

Join us for a Common Ground Workshop on How Can We Ensure Fair, Secure and Accessible Elections? - A Red and Blue Perspective. 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 …

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Depolarizing Within – IN PERSON

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

Local Focus: Charlotte, 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 our fellow …

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Being Red in a Blue Environment

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: GA

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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SongSquare

Host Organization: BA National - Music
State: - National
Online US

A laid back zoom song swap with a Braver Angels spin! We'll invite each songwriter to share what they're working on musically (it doesn't have to be BA themed), followed by a short forum on a BA related songwriter topic. If you just want to listen and not share, that's ok too!

Families and Politics

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

Local Focus: Washington State About this Event Description 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 …

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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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Local Community Debate – Resolved: “ACCESS TO ABORTION IS NECESSARY” – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Braver Angels Bloomsburg
State: PA
Bloomsburg, PA PA

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. Local Focus: Bloomsburg, PA About this Event Resolved: ACCESS TO ABORTION IS NECESSARY You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. It's not a …

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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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Depolarizing Within

Host Organization: Braver Angels Abroad - Europe
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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Northeast Ohio Alliance Meeting – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Northeast Ohio Alliance Group
State: OH
Independence Library 6361 Selig Drive, Independence

Local Focus: northeast Ohio Join us for our Alliance's in-person meeting on Polarization. ** 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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Depolarizing Within – In-Person

Host Organization: Braver Angels
Partner Org(s): West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
State: OH
West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church 20401 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River

Local Focus: Rocky River Ohio 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 our …

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New England Newcomer Session

Host Organization: New England - Region
State: NY

** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, ciaran@braverangels.org

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