Events calendar

Not sure which Braver Angels experience to try next? Take a quick stroll around the What we do page to learn more about our events.

  1. Events
  2. National Events

Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

Today

Filters

Changing any of the form inputs will cause the list of events to refresh with the filtered results.

Blue Leaning Workshop: National Skills for Bridging the Divide

Online US

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. This workshop is for blue-leaning folks (i.e, people who lean liberal or progressive philosophically or tend to vote for Democrats) who are interested in having better conversations with people on the …

Blue Leaning Workshop: National Skills for Bridging the Divide Read More »

Depolarizing Conversations About Race

Host Organization: Braver Angels National
State: - National

Why we need this workshop Conversations between White people about race are nearly as broken as conversations between Whites and Blacks, often descending into “Just listen to me explain racism to you” and “Don’t call me a racist!” Many White Americans have trouble sustaining conversations on issues such as affirmative action, police reform, reparations, and …

Depolarizing Conversations About Race Read More »

Depolarizing Conversations About Race – Open to the public. All are welcome!

Host Organization: North Texas Alliance
State: TX

Hosted by Critical Conversations on Race Group at Suncreek United Methodist Church in partnership with Braver Angels - North Texas Alliance About this Event Why this workshop is needed Conversations between White people about race are nearly as broken as conversations between Whites and Blacks, often descending into “Just listen to me explain racism to …

Depolarizing Conversations About Race – Open to the public. All are welcome! Read More »

Book Discussion – Braver Angels Book Discussion: Dare To Lead

Host Organization: BA National - Library
State: - National

Dare to Lead Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. Brené Brown ** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, ciaran@braverangels.org

Depolarizing Within – Standard

Host Organization: Braver Angels National
State: - National

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

Depolarizing Within – Standard Read More »

National Coliseum Debate – Voting in America

Host Organization: BA National Debates
State: - National

** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, ciaran@braverangels.org America's voting laws have become a point of fierce and painful contention, with each side accusing the other of undermining democracy. The Democratic-led House of Representatives recently passed H.R. 1, a sweeping set of federal election reforms purporting to increase …

National Coliseum Debate – Voting in America Read More »

Film Discussion – “No Safe Spaces”

Host Organization: BA National
State: - National

This 2019 documentary highlights free speech controversies occasioned when political conservatives are invited to speak in university settings.

Skills for Bridging the Divide – Hybrid (BA National – Workshops)

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: - National

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 learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance …

Skills for Bridging the Divide – Hybrid (BA National – Workshops) Read More »

We the People’s Forum: A Citizen’s Proposal for Getting Money Out of Politics (BA National)

Host Organization: BA National
Online US

How can we reduce the influence of money in politics? "No Ballot, No Buck" is a policy proposal by Bill Fry, a Tea Party leader and small businessman from Blanchester, Ohio, that aims to do exactly that. The idea, proposed as a constitutional amendment, is simple but radical: if you can't vote for a candidate, …

We the People’s Forum: A Citizen’s Proposal for Getting Money Out of Politics (BA National) Read More »

Coliseum Debate – National Debate: Racism in America

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: - National

Join Braver Angels Thurs July 15 @ 8 pm EDT to experience a debate on the topic: “America is a racist nation.” Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-debate-racism-in-america-registration-160031210659 Braver Angels debates are not your traditional debate where you seek to “beat” your opponent; they are a collective search for truth.  If you’ve never been to a …

Coliseum Debate – National Debate: Racism in America Read More »

SongSquare

State: - National

Members of the Braver Angels Songwriting Community are invited to share their latest song for the month and participate in discussion about healing division through art.

America’s Public Forum: Matt Taibbi and Isaac Saul on Media and Polarization in the 2020s

Host Organization: BA National - Debates / APF Program
Online US

From a series of events bridging the worlds of ideas and depolarization, hosted by Braver Angels and friends, "America's Public Forum." About this event Join Braver Angels for a very special America’s Public Forum event with Matt Taibbi and Isaac Saul, two noted journalists whose SubStack newsletters cover a wide array of political news and …

America’s Public Forum: Matt Taibbi and Isaac Saul on Media and Polarization in the 2020s Read More »

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: - 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 – National Debate: Impact of American Media – BA National – Debates/Intelligence Squared U.S. Read More »

Red Leaning Skills for Bridging the Divide – Hybrid (BA National)

Host Organization: BA National

This free workshop is for red-leaning attendees (i.e, people who lean conservative philosophically or tend to vote for Republicans) who are interested in having better conversations with people on the other side of the political aisle. You will learn and practice skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm …

Red Leaning Skills for Bridging the Divide – Hybrid (BA National) Read More »

Blue Leaning Skills for Bridging the Divide- Hybrid (BA National)

Host Organization: BA National

This free workshop is for blue-leaning attendees (i.e, people who lean liberal philosophically or tend to vote for Democrats) who are interested in having better conversations with people on the other side of the political aisle. You will learn and practice skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm …

Blue Leaning Skills for Bridging the Divide- Hybrid (BA National) Read More »

Depolarizing Conversations About Race

Host Organization: BA National
Online US

Why we need this workshop Conversations between White people about race are nearly as broken as conversations between Whites and Blacks, often descending into “Just listen to me explain racism to you” and “Don’t call me a racist!” Many White Americans have trouble sustaining conversations on issues such as affirmative action, police reform, reparations, and …

Depolarizing Conversations About Race Read More »

Coliseum Debate – National Debate: Do We Have a Moral Obligation to Serve America?

Host Organization: BA National - Debates
State: - National

** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, ciaran@braverangels.org Join Braver Angels Thurs Aug 19 @ 8 pm EST to experience a debate on the topic: “Resolved: All Americans have a moral obligation to participate in either a military or national service program.”

We the People’s Forum: How Can We Fix America’s Immigration System?

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

** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, ciaran@braverangels.org Build a wall? Open borders? Something else? What would a fair and orderly immigration system look like in America? We know the slogans. It's a political hot-button issue. But what do immigrants -- those voted for Trump and those who …

We the People’s Forum: How Can We Fix America’s Immigration System? Read More »

Depolarizing Within – Standard

Host Organization: BA National
Online DC

Restricted Attendance: Braver Angels musicians 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 …

Depolarizing Within – Standard Read More »

National Debate: Race in Education

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: Public schools cannot be trusted to teach students about race and racism. You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels' Debate. …

National Debate: Race in Education Read More »

Depolarizing Conversations About Race

Host Organization: BA National - Workshops
Online US

Why we need this workshop Conversations between White people about race are nearly as broken as conversations between Whites and Blacks, often descending into “Just listen to me explain racism to you” and “Don’t call me a racist!” Many White Americans have trouble sustaining conversations on issues such as affirmative action, police reform, reparations, and …

Depolarizing Conversations About Race Read More »

We the People’s Forum: How A Black Mom & A White Police Chief Built Trust

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

Janelle Burke is a mom and a community activist in Everett, Washington, with a labels-defying perspective: a Black conservative with serious concerns about police misconduct. After her daughter had a troubling encounter with a police officer several years ago, Janelle called Police Chief Dan Templeman. That started a years-long conversation between the two. Join us …

We the People’s Forum: How A Black Mom & A White Police Chief Built Trust Read More »

Coliseum Debate – National Debate: Another American Revolution?

Host Organization: BA National - Debates
Online US

Our next member panel debate is sure to be a heated discussion! Americans from a variety of political camps have claimed that the time has come for another revolution to fix what they see as broken in the current system. There are those on the left who claim that our country has fallen into the …

Coliseum Debate – National Debate: Another American Revolution? Read More »

Blue-Leaning Skills for Bridging the Divide – Hybrid

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: - National

This free workshop is for blue-leaning attendees (i.e, people who lean liberal philosophically or tend to vote for Democrats) who are interested in having better conversations with people on the other side of the political aisle. You will learn and practice skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm …

Blue-Leaning Skills for Bridging the Divide – Hybrid Read More »

Red-Leaning Skills for Bridging the Divide – Hybrid

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: - National

This free workshop is for red-leaning attendees (i.e, people who lean conservative philosophically or tend to vote for Republicans) who are interested in having better conversations with people on the other side of the political aisle. You will learn and practice skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm …

Red-Leaning Skills for Bridging the Divide – Hybrid Read More »

Community Debate – National Debate: COVID Vaccine Mandates

Host Organization: BA National - Debates

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 Oct 14 @ 8 pm EST to experience a debate on the topic: Resolved: COVID vaccines should be mandated …

Community Debate – National Debate: COVID Vaccine Mandates Read More »

Coffee with Madam Chair

Host Organization: BA National - Debates
Online US

Having made some new friends in the Braver Angels national debate, join Debate Chair Cynthia O'Brien for a less structured conversation where we can get to know each other a bit better. Limited to 20 attenders. Bring your favorite beverage. Dogs and ukuleles welcome. 10 am PACIFIC time, 1 pm ET. Zoom link will be …

Coffee with Madam Chair Read More »

Braver Angels Support