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National Debate: Parents and Education

Host Organization: Braver Angels Debates / Community
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 The goal of public schools is to be a public good, but what does that mean in America today? Is there a shared […]

Book Discussion – The Forgotten Americans

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

Join a moderated discussion of a book chosen specially by our Braver Angels library team.   About this event An Economic Agenda for a Divided Nation by Isabel Sawhill (Credit: Yale Press) Join us for our online book discussion. This month, we will be discussing The Forgotten Americans by Isabel Sawhill which discusses ideas for helping […]

National Debate: Criminal Justice

Host Organization: BA National - Debates
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 Does punishment work to reduce crime? If it could, does our system do it so poorly that it is ineffective or leads to […]

Coliseum Debate – National Debate: Public Health, Science, and Public Trust

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

Whom can you trust? What about when it’s your health and possibly your life in the balance? Who decides and how do they make those decisions? For the past two years we have been in the grip of a pandemic that has changed our lives in many ways. Far-reaching decisions have been made by public […]

Depolarizing Conversations About Race

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

Why we need this workshop Conversations between White people about race are often dysfunctional and judgmental, 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 removing statues. Conversations flare up and […]

Braver Politics CAP Homeroom Advisor Training

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

Please join us for a Braver Politics Training for Homeroom Advisors or people that might want to become Homeroom Advisors.

We the People’s Forum: Does One Size Fit All For Addressing Homelessness?

Host Organization: BA National - We the People's Forum
State/Region: - National
Online US

When it comes to addressing homelessness, should we be taking a one-size-fits-all approach? Or are there many different approaches that we should adopt? We'll discuss these questions and explore solutions with a politically diverse panel of Americans who have been homeless, or who work on housing issues. We the People's Forum is a Braver Angels […]

Braver Politics CAP Event Trainer Training

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

Join Elizabeth Doll for the Specialized Braver Politics Guide role of Event Trainer.

National Debate: Labor Unions

Host Organization: Braver Angels Debates
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 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, […]

Families and Politics

Host Organization: BA National - Workshops
State/Region: - 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 […]

Elevator Speech for BA Ambassadors

Host Organization: BA Ambassadors
State/Region: - 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 […]

We the People’s Forum

Host Organization: Braver Angels - We The People's Forum
State/Region: - National

Is it time for a serious third party in America? What kind of a platform could unite a big group of voters in a third party? Could such a third party attract not just independents, but also strong conservatives and progressives disillusioned by the two big parties? We'll explore these questions with a fascinating lineup […]

Challenge Your Assumptions: Revealing the Spectrum of Views Across Black Voters

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

The size and influence of Black voters are rapidly growing, and political views among these voters are not at all homogenous. Join our conversation with Guest Speakers, Blue: Dr. Marilyn Hosea, Braver Angels, Denver and Red: Peter Bell, Braver Angels, Minneapolis. This discussion will be moderated by SF Alliance leaders. There will be an opportunity to […]

National Debate: Free Speech on College Campuses

Host Organization: Braver Angels - Debates
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 Free Speech on College Campuses You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. It's not a political debate, where competing candidates […]

Members Meeting

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

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

A laid back 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!

Skills for Social Media – ONLINE Workshop

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

This online workshop focuses on Braver Angels communication skills for people who engage in political conversation on social media. About this event The Need: Social Media posts are often highly polarizing. Skills for Social Media is an online workshop designed to improve the culture of posts and conversations in social media and provide a constructive […]

Families and Politics

Host Organization: Braver Angels
Partner Org(s): Colorado Southern Front Range Alliance
State/Region: - National

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 […]

We the People’s Forum: Does America Need A New Labor Movement? – Online

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

The UAW and screen writers’ strikes have recently made headlines. However, only 10 percent of American workers are part of a labor union. Does America need a new labor movement? We’ll dive into the conversation with a politically diverse panel of first speakers. Our first speakers include a UAW regional leader, a non-union electrician, the […]

Skills For Conversations About Public Policy & Race – Online

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

For Reds, Blues, and Others Improve skills for listening to others and expressing your own views on race leading to more productive conversations. Note: This event is to be attended online. The red/blue divide makes it hard for Americans of all races to reason together and find common ground on important policy issues related to […]

Being Red in a Blue Environment – ONLINE

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

This free workshop is for political conservatives who are surrounded by liberals in key areas of life like work, family, social circle, religion, or community. Learn safe and effective ways to communicate conservative values and beliefs in environments where liberal ideas are assumed to be correct. This workshop is a free event brought to you […]

We the People’s Forum: After COVID, Can We Have Accountability Without Retribution?

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

Francis Collins went viral recently. The former director of the National Institutes of Health, he admitted at the 2023 Braver Angels Convention that public health leaders made mistakes when developing COVID policies, while still defending their overall response. When these videos recently surfaced on Twitter, his acknowledgment of mistakes got the public’s attention. But do […]

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