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Deliberative Town Hall – The issues for this Town Hall are water and growth/development

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: UT
North Summit High School 111 E 100 S, Coalville

Restricted Attendance: Members of Utah State House District 4 (formerly 53) Local Focus: Utah State House District 4 This is a unique Braver Politics Town Hall where two candidates for the Utah State House District 4 have asked to participate as part of their campaign. This event will focus on the issues of growth/development and …

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Film Discussion: National Film Discussion of “Dialogue Lab: America”

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: - National

For May, the Film Club will discuss Dialogue Lab: America (Ideos, 2022), a touching, powerful, and provocative documentary about what happens when 12 Americans across the political spectrum come together in an experiment to listen to one another's views and learn each other's stories about how they became who they are. ** This event is open …

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Orientation for new and prospective Braver Angels event organizers

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: - National

Join us on the first Wednesday of the month from 5-6pm PT (8-9pm ET) to learn about the responsibilities and rewards of being a Braver Angels event organizer, ask questions and see how to navigate the Braver Angels website to access helpful resources.

Braver Minnesota–where everybody can do something.

State: MN
Online US

Local Focus: State of MN Braver Minnesotans---where everybody can do something!! ** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, ciaran@braverangels.org

Blue-Leaning Skills for Bridging the Divide – Hybrid

Host Organization: Braver Angels
Partner Org(s): Non-Violence Omaha
State: NE

Restricted Attendance: For residents of Nebraska and Council Bluffs, IA only Local Focus: Nebraska, Council Bluffs Iowa 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 …

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Depolarizing Conversations About Race

Host Organization: Sonoma County Braver Angels
State: CA
Redwood Forest Friends Meeting House Santa Rosa

Local Focus: Sonoma County, CA Improve skills for listening to others and expressing your own views on race leading to more productive conversations. About this event Depolarizing Conversations About Race is a new skills workshop for difficult but necessary conversations between White Americans about race and public policy. It seeks to improve the culture of …

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Online Skills for Social Media

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: - National

Restricted Attendance: This is a pilot offering for BA Members only. This online workshop focuses on Braver Angels communication skills for people who engage in political conversation on social media.

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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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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CV Election Team Training

Host Organization: BA National - Braver Politics
State: - National
Online US

Identifying your elected officials and candidates and making first contact.

Red/Blue Workshop

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: ID
Boise First Congregational United Church of Christ 2201 Woodlawn Ave, Boise

Please join us for an intensive 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 divide. To seek out areas of common ground …

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Red/Blue Workshop – Sessions 1 & 2

Host Organization: Braver Angels Nashville
State: TN
St. David's Episcopal Church 6501 Pennywell Drive, Nashville

Restricted Attendance: Registration required Local Focus: Nashville, TN, area 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 …

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Common Ground – Moving Forward on the Abortion Issue

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: - National

Join us for a Common Ground Workshop on Moving Forward on the Abortion Issue. 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 …

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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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Religion and Politics: Let’s Talk About it

Host Organization: Long Island Alliance
Partner Org(s): Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
State: NY
Online US

There’s an old saying that two subjects you should never bring up in polite conversation are religion and politics. But many people’s religious backgrounds and their political views are related, and some of the biggest issues in politics today have religious dimensions. Can exploring religion in polite conversation help us bridge political divides? This 90-minute …

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Members Meeting – Quality of Life Discussion

Host Organization: Braver Angels Greater Minneapolis Alliance
State: MN
Boom Island Park 724 NE Sibley St., Minneapolis

"Quality of Life" is the intangible frequently used to describe what makes our community more or less desirable. In this alliance discussion, we'll talk about our individual values and concerns related to life in the city. We'll exchange suggestions for improvement. The goal is to reach a better understanding of what makes us to tick, …

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National Debate: Labor Unions

Host Organization: Braver Angels Debates
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 Resolved: Unions do workers more harm than good. You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. It's not a political debate, …

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“Depolarizing Within” Workshop – Hybrid

Host Organization: Braver Angels San Francisco
State: CA
Online US

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 "inner …

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Families and Politics

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

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 offer you: Insight into …

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SongSquare

Host Organization: Braver Angels Music
State: - National
Online US

A laidback 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! This workshop is a free event …

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Community Debate – Debate on Illegal Immigration

Host Organization: Braver Angels Bloomsburg
State: PA
Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ 260 East 7th Street, Bloomsburg

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: Greater Susquehanna Valley, Pennsylvania About this Event Resolved: People in the country illegally should not have the same privileges as citizens. You probably haven’t …

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CV Election Team Training

Host Organization: BA National - Braver Politics
State: - National
Online US

Identifying your elected officials and candidates and making first contact.

Elevator Speech for BA Ambassadors

Host Organization: BA Ambassadors
State: - National

Restricted Attendance: For Braver Angels members who are already enrolled in the Ambassador Program Braver Angels Ambassadors - join us for an interactive workshop designed to help you develop a clear, concise, and memorable way to talk about Braver Angels with media, potential partners, and prospective Braver Angels members. Instructor Lorraine Howell retired at the …

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Skills for Bridging the Divide

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: UT
Sandy Public Library - Large Meeting Room 10100 Petunia Way, Sandy

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, and affirm …

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