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Trust in the 2024 Election

Host Organization: Braver Angels Berkeley/Oakland/San Francisco
State/Region: CA

Facilitated Discussion with breakout rooms on trust in the election. ** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, ciaran@braverangels.org

Tackling Climate Change: The Importance of Finding Bi-Partisan Solutions

Host Organization: Braver Angels Alliance CT
Partner Org(s): Braver Network Member: Connecticut Public, League of Women Voters of Greenwich, Greenwich Audubon Center, Greenwich Land Trust, Town of Greenwich Sustainability Committee, Greenwich Green & Clean and Waste Free of Greenwich
State/Region: CT

Red-Blue 2-person Panel Discussion about Climate Change & Bi-Partisanship Join Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Former Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC) (currently the Executive Director of RepublicEn) for a timely discussion about the importance of bi-partisan cooperation on the issue of climate change. Hear about Senator Murphy’s legislative progress on environmental issues with Republican colleagues in […]

Alliance/Members Meeting – Guns & Mental Health

Host Organization: Building Bridges Alliance
State/Region: ME

Last month we had a robust conversation on reducing mass shootings, including a panel offering diverse views. Breakout groups produced a bounty of great ideas. This month we follow up with more discussion exploring steps at the community level that could be widely supported. Our panel will include 3 knowledgeable professionals: one from the mental […]

Talking Sense Workshop

Host Organization: MN - State
State/Region: MN
Woodbury's Central Park - Valley Creek Rooms 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury

During what promises to be a divisive election year, MPR News and the nonprofit organization Braver Angels are partnering to create Talking Sense, an online and in- person platform to help Minnesotans have hard conversations better. On Wednesday, February 27th, we will host an in-person event at Valley Creek Rooms at Central Park in Woodbury, MN, at 6 pm. […]

Skills for Disagreeing Better

Host Organization: Western Washington Alliance
State/Region: WA

Note: This event is to be attended online. In this polarized time, we lack basic understanding of why people on the other political side hold their beliefs. We don’t see them as they see themselves–their core values and central concerns–but instead as we choose to see them. We are tempted to regard our own side […]

Red-Blue Fishbowl on Media Information Bubbles

Host Organization: Other
State/Region: - National

The Braver Angels Red Caucus invites Blues, Reds, and Others to a deep dive into the Media contributions to information bubbles and polarization. All Braver Angels members are welcome! Date: Wednesday, February 28 Time: 4p to 6p Pacific/7p Eastern The format will be a single-issue Fishbowl. Six to eight Red and six to eight Blue […]

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BA Organizer Training – Online

Host Organization: BA National
State/Region: - National
Online US

Restricted Attendance: Trainees should register as a trainee Organizer before attending the first session. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5lVgDgX7RqttcoyufixBmkGos1sQp5BpiiGT-XWq-dzjKeA/viewform Braver Angels Organizers fill an essential volunteer function and are often the glue that holds BA workshops together. This 90 minute, weekly training is led by Organizer trainers, Casey and Yvonne. The four week training schedule starts on the first […]

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BA IN Red/Blue Weekly Lunch

Host Organization: IN - Braver Angels of South Central Indiana
State/Region: IN
Online US

Local Focus: Indiana Weekly lunch meeting of the BA IN Red/Blue lunch group.  

Join Braver Angels and WAAS Middle School to Help Out Nourish NC

Host Organization: Braver Angels of Wilmington NC
State/Region: NC
Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences 6201 Myrtle Grove Rd., Wilmington

Volunteer to Make Nourish NC Snackpacks with Braver Angels and WAAS Middle School. This is a Volunteer Community Service event to unite people through doing good works together. * Local Focus: Wilmington, NC and surrounding areas

Skills for Bridging the Divide – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Braver Angels
Partner Org(s): Rotary Club of Fort Collins (1918)
State/Region: CO
Fort Collins Senior Center, Praire Sage 3 room 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins

Local Focus: Fort Collins, CO, Northern Colorado 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 conversations don't help. In this workshop, you will learn and practice skills for having respectful conversations that clarify […]

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Braver Angels of Color Caucus Monthly Meeting

Host Organization: Snohomish County Alliance
State/Region: 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

Rural-Urban

Host Organization: Braver Angels West Virginia Alliance
State/Region: WV
Berkeley Springs Presbyterian Church 97 S Mercer St., Berkeley Springs

Local Focus: Berkeley Springs, WV Country and city folk disagree about many things, but we seldom get to know each other. Let’s change that! Join us for moderated activities and structured discussions to reduce stereotyped thinking, clarify disagreements, and build relationships. We will find common ground through listening and learning rather than declaring and debating. […]

Let’s Work Together – A Workshop on the Southern Border

Host Organization: Braver Angels of South Central Indiana
State/Region: IN
Monroe County (Indiana) Public Library - Ellettsville Branch Address will be provided with registration confirmation., Ellettsville

Local Focus: This is an in-person only workshop in the Bloomington/Ellettsville, Indiana area. There will be no remote access available. If you want to change our border laws or keep them as they are, you have a chance to participate in a Braver Angels workshop to develop (or not) our border laws. This is a […]

Depolarizing Within for Media Professionals

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: WA

Restricted Attendance: Media Professionals Only About this event The Depolarizing Within Workshop for Media Professionals addresses the challenge of maintaining objectivity amid personal opinions. It explores the impact of our language choices when discussing the political "other," emphasizing the need to understand how personal language shapes investigations and influences audience interpretation. This workshop offers media […]

Skills for Disagreeing Better

Host Organization: Braver Angels Greater Boston
State/Region: MA
Sandwich Public Library 142 Main St, Sandwich

Note: This event is to be attended in person. In this polarized time, we lack basic understanding of why people on the other political side hold their beliefs. We don’t see them as they see themselves–their core values and central concerns–but instead as we choose to see them. We are tempted to regard our own […]

Skills for Disagreeing Better – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Braver Angels Greater Boston
State/Region: MA
Sandwich Public Library 142 Main St, Sandwich

This workshop helps participants understand the values and concerns of those who differ from them politically, and it teaches essential skills for communicating across differences and finding common ground. Note: This event is to be attended in person. In this polarized time, we lack basic understanding of why people on the other political side hold […]

Being Blue in a Red Environment – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: ID
Soltman Center 600 W Main St, Grangeville

Local Focus: Idaho 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 […]

Being Blue in a Red Environment

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: ID
Soltman Center 600 W Main St, Grangeville

Local Focus: Idaho 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 […]

Skills for Disagreeing Better

Host Organization: Braver Angels Workshops
State/Region: - National

Learn communication skills for bridging the political divide. Note: This event is to be attended online. In this polarized time, we lack basic understanding of why people on the other political side hold their beliefs. We don’t see them as they see themselves–their core values and central concerns–but instead as we choose to see them. […]

Skills for Bridging the Divide – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: PA
St. John's United Church of Christ 1811 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg

Local Focus: Chambersburg, 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 conversations don't help. In this workshop, you will learn and practice skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for […]

Fireside Chat with Trustworthy Elections Leadership Team

Host Organization: BA National
State/Region: - National
Online US

Through hundreds of person-hours of discussion, debate and personal connection, our Braver Angels Trustworthy Elections Campaign reached a “Red/Blue” consensus: We must, as one people, take action to rebuild confidence in our election process. If we fail to act now, we run the risk of losing our republic, and devolving into violence, chaos and balkanization […]

Book Discussion – A Conflict of Visions, by Thomas Sowell

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

Please read and join us to discuss: A Conflict of Visions, by Thomas Sowell.

Debate Chair Training – Q&A Session

Host Organization: Braver Angels Debates
State/Region: - National

Restricted Attendance: Must complete debate chair training e-Course Have you completed the Braver Angels Debate Chair e-Course? Join us for step 2 in the chair training process — a Q&A session with an experienced Debate Chair!

March 2024 Debate Chair Forum

Host Organization: Braver Angels Debates
State/Region: - National

Restricted Attendance: Restricted to Debate Chairs and those who have begun the training process (by completing at least step 1- the training Ecourse) Are you a Braver Angels Debate Chair or Chair-in-training? If so, join us for the next Braver Angels Debate Chair Forum. This space will be an opportunity for debate chairs and chairs-in-training […]

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