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Alliance/Members Meeting – What’s the Best System? Private Enterprise or Government Regulation?

Host Organization: Building Bridges Alliance
State/Region: ME

The debate over private enterprise versus government regulation is multifaceted, with various arguments on both sides. Regulations can protect public health, safety, and the environment. Market failures, consumer protections and stability are regulatory goals. On the other hand, excessive regulations, bureaucracy, and unintended consequences can cause higher prices and reduce competition. Finding the right balance […]

Braver Angels Social Event

Host Organization: Ely Alliance
State/Region: MN
SamZ Place 1225 Winton Rd., Ely

Happy Hour with snacks, chats, and beer (or NA beverages) ** This event is open to the media upon approval. Send requests to

Braver Angels Monthly Social

Host Organization: Braver Angels of Wilmington NC
State/Region: NC
Flying Machine Brewing Company 3130 Randall Pkwy, Wilmington

Come hang out with local Braver Angels from across the political spectrum. ** This event is open to the media upon approval. Send requests to

Alliance/Members Meeting – DC Alliance Summer Happy Hour

Host Organization: Braver Angels Washington, DC
State/Region: DC
Whino 4238 WILSON BLVD, Arlington

Join Braver Angels DC for a summer happy hour at Whino located at 4238 Wilson Blvd., Second Floor, Arlington, VA 22203. It is a short walk from the Ballston-MU metro station. Come find out about events that Braver Angels is planning in the future in the run-up to the election and meet fellow DMV Braver […]

Restoring Trust in Our Elections Town Hall: What Conservatives and Liberals Agree On

Host Organization: Western North Carolina Braver Angels Alliance
State/Region: NC
Skyland United Methodist Church 1984 Hendersonville Rd.28803, Asheville

* Local Focus: Western North Carolina Conservatives and liberals distrust our electoral system for vastly different reasons—from voter fraud and election security to voter suppression and peaceful transfer of power. Leading up to the 2024 election, Braver Angels worked to rebuild this trust by seeking solutions supported by people across the political spectrum. As a […]

Walk a Mile in My News

Host Organization: Central Maryland Braver Angels
Partner Org(s): The Community Media Center of Carroll County
State/Region: MD
The Community Media Center of Carroll County 1301 Washington Rd., Westminster

Our news sources impact how we see the world. As a result, staying within our own opinion “echo chambers” may limit our understanding of complex issues and may contribute to polarization. Walk a Mile in My News participants trade news sources, take notes of observations, and discuss with each other. ** This event is open […]

Alliance/Members Meeting – Central/Eastern Virginia Alliance Meeting

Host Organization: VA State
State/Region: VA
Online US

* Local Focus: Central/Eastern Virginia This meeting continues discussions about formally launching a new alliance in Central/Eastern Virginia. All current and potential members in the region are welcome.

Alliance/Members Meeting – Braver Angels West Virginia Alliance Meeting for July 2024

Host Organization: Braver Angels West Virginia Alliance
State/Region: WV
Online US

Sometime before this meeting, at your own convenience, we invite you to check out the Braver Angels YouTube channel, and watch any video of your choosing. Then, at our meeting, we plan to take turns discussing our chosen video and what our takeaways are for depolarization.

Braver Angels: Building Community & Talking Across Divides in the Western Suburbs

Host Organization: Braver Angels
Partner Org(s): United Methodist Church Advocacy Partners
State/Region: IL
The Friendly Tap 6731 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn

Local Focus: Western suburbs of Chicago Braver Angels: Building Community & Talking Across Divides in the Western Suburbs Note: This event is to be attended in person by neighbors in the western suburbs. Socialize at The Friendly Tap in Berwyn and share your concerns and hopes for your community and the nation with neighbors from […]

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Host Organization: Braver Angels
Partner Org(s): West Hills Friends Meeting
State/Region: OR
West Hills Friends Meeting 7425 SW 52nd Ave., Portland

A 1-hour workshop called Navigating Difficult Conversations (Handling the challenge among family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues) along with some discussion time. This session serves as both an introduction to Braver Angels, as well as a “mini-experience” of what happens in our longer experiences. During the session, the audience is presented with the problem of polarization […]

BA IN Red/Blue Weekly Lunch

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

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

Event Series Talking Politics Meetup

Talking Politics Meetup

Host Organization: Braver Angels of the Southern Willamette Valley
State/Region: OR
Oakshire Public House 207 Madison St, Eugene

Local Focus: Eugene & Springfield Area (Southern Willamette Valley), Oregon For folks who want to understand what divides us. This is a get-together for the open-minded. Pull up a chair and let's have some respectful and civil discourse about what led you to believe what you believe and vote for what you vote for. Maybe […]

Washington State Welcomes Those New To Braver Angels

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: WA

A welcome social for new and potential Braver Angels in Washington State Join us for an informal meet and greet and an opportunity to ask questions about Braver Angels. We will open with a short intro about Braver Angels and then introductions from attendees, followed by some social time that might include: ice breakers, break-out […]

Military & Veterans Group Welcome Event

Host Organization: Other
State/Region: - National

Are you a military member or veteran and interested in how your fellow vets and service members are working to reduce political polarization in the United States? Come to our Welcome Event and you will learn about Braver Angels and where you can continue your mission of defending the Constitution of the United States against […]

Event Series Pie & Depolarization

Pie & Depolarization

Host Organization: Oregon Statewide Alliance
State/Region: OR
Bipartisan Cafe 7901 SE Stark St, Portland

Join us at our monthly gathering - Pie and Depolarization. This is a casual event where you will get to meet some of your fellow local Braver Angels. The format changes month to month, but usually involves small group or individual discussions, while supporting our host, Bipartisan Café, with your patronage. This event is open […]

Civil Conversations Series – In Person

Host Organization: Braver Angels Arkansas
Partner Org(s): Central Arkansas Library System
State/Region: AR
Fletcher Library 823 N Buchanan St, Little Rock

Local Focus: Event will be in person only at Fletcher Library, 823 N Buchanan St, Little Rock, AR 72205 The Civil Conversations series is a monthly event with the following goals: 1) practice and improve civil communications skills while discussing specific topics; 2) identify common ground/common points that people can agree on within a specific […]

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.  

Wargames, Simulations, and the Future of Crisis Planning

Host Organization: Other
Online US

Military and Veterans Group Exploration Duncan Kellogg leads a team to innovate how we run wargames and simulations to test potential actions in a crisis. Going beyond large maps, little chicklets, and rolling dice, what does this next-generation method of evaluating potentials and choices mean for military planning, exercises, and understanding of the direction our […]

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