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Debate – National

Online US

Debate Resolution: The American system of government cannot function without its citizens subscribing to a shared sense of reality. A Braver Angels Debate is a highly structured conversation in which a group of people think together, listen to one another, and are open to being changed by ideas.

Debate – San Luis Obispo, CA

San Luis Obispo, CA San Luis Obispo

Resolved: Legalization of cannabis for recreational use has been, on balance, good for CA

Debate – Texas-Wesleyan University Debate – Defund the Police

Online US

Restricted Attendance: This event is designed for all those associated with any college or university campuses (including students, faculty, and other college community members). Local Focus: Texas Join the students of Texas Wesleyan University in Dallas, TX as they debate the topic: "Resolution: Local governments should defund police departments and redirect funds toward alternative solutions […]

Debate – Raleigh, NC

Raleigh NC Raleigh

Resolved: North Carolina voting regulations need revision in order to ensure election integrity.

Debate – Connecticut Braver Angels – Social Media Debate (CT – State)

CT Braver Angels Alliance CT

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 Restricted Attendance: by invitation through the CT alliance Local Focus: Connecticut Resolved: Social media should be regulated. You probably haven’t experienced anything like […]

Debate – North Carolina Debate on Immigration (NC – Braver Angels Alliance of Central NC)

Online NC NC

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: America should strictly implement border security and enforce current laws in order to ameliorate the present immigration crisis. You probably haven’t experienced […]

Debate – Minnesota Braver Angels Debate Immigration Reform (MN – MN BA State Alliance)

Online MN MN

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 Debate: Immigration Reform (Minnesota Braver Angels) You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. It's not a political debate, where competing […]

Debate – A Public Health Department for Lancaster County, PA?

Host Organization: Lancaster County Alliance
State/Region: PA

The Braver Angels Lancaster County Alliance will debate online the following resolution regarding a public health department. RESOLVED: Lancaster County should establish a public health department. Local Focus: Lancaster County, PA ** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, ciaran@braverangels.org

Community Debate – Debate on Ranked Choice Voting, NC (NC – Braver Angels Alliance of Central NC)

Host Organization: Braver Angels Alliance of Central NC
State/Region: NC

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: We should change our election system to Ranked Choice Voting. This 1-minute video explains how ranked choice voting works: https://youtu.be/oHRPMJmzBBw You probably […]

Community Debate – National Debate: Impact of American Media – BA National – Debates/Intelligence Squared U.S.

Host Organization: Braver Angels Debates
Partner Org(s): Intelligence Squared U.S.
State/Region: - 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 Join Braver Angels Thurs Aug 5 @ 8 pm EST to experience a debate on the topic: “Resolved: American media is a threat […]

Community Debate – Debate on CA Governor Recall

Host Organization: Bay Area Super Alliance
Partner Org(s): Southern California Super Alliance
State/Region: CA

About this Event Local Focus: CA ** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, ciaran@braverangels.org   Resolved: The Governor of CA should be recalled. Based on petitions signed by over 1.7 million registered voters, California will conduct a recall election for Governor Gavin Newsom on September 14, 2021. As […]

MN State Alliance Debate

Host Organization: MN BA State Alliance
State/Region: MN

  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: Teaching about systemic racism is divisive, encourages students to hate America, and should be prohibited in public and charter schools. You probably […]

Community Debate – Braver Angels Debate

Host Organization: MN BA State Alliance
Partner Org(s): Great River Regional Library/Delano
State/Region: MN
Online US

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: The Delano School Board should ban teaching or promoting any theory or concept that holds social problems are created by racist or […]

Community Debate – Debate on Voting Methods

Host Organization: Wyoming Montana Braver Angels Alliance
Partner Org(s): Wyoming League of Women Voters, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Newspaper
State/Region: MT

About this Event Please join us in a Braver Angels style debate sponsored by Braver Angels Wyoming and Montana, Wyoming’s League of Women Voters, and the Cheyenne Tribune Eagle to debate the following resolution: RESOLVED: We should change our election system to incorporate Instant Runoff Voting (i.e. Rank Choice Voting). At the end of an […]

Community Debate – Climate Change Debate – Private sector or Government?

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: ID

Local Focus: Idaho 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 You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. It's not a political debate, where competing candidates attempt to […]

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