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Coliseum Debate – National Debate: Racism in America

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: - 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 […]

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SongSquare

State/Region: - 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

National Debate: Race in Education

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

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 […]

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/Region: - 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 […]

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 […]

Blue-Leaning Skills for Bridging the Divide – Hybrid

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: - 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 […]

Red-Leaning Skills for Bridging the Divide – Hybrid

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: - 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

National Debate: Climate Change

Host Organization: BA 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: Human ingenuity will overcome climate change. You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. It's not a political debate, where competing […]

National Debate: Abortion

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: Women’s Equality Requires Access to Abortion. You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. It's not a political debate, where […]

Depolarizing Within

Host Organization: BA National - Workshops
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 […]

Depolarizing Conversations About Race – NJ Moores/Medford Society of Friends

Host Organization: Braver Angels Workshops
State/Region: - National
Online US

Restricted Attendance: Society of Friends 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 […]

Depolarizing Within

Host Organization: BA National
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 […]

“Red-Blue” Workshop – Sessions 1 and 2

Host Organization: BA National
Partner Org(s): Indiana Alliance
Online US

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 […]

National Debate: Gender

Host Organization: BA National - Debates
State/Region: - National
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: Gender segregated youth programs should be protected by law. Extracurricular youth programs-- church groups, scouting programs, sports leagues, etc.-- have been an […]

Depolarizing Conversations About Race

Host Organization: Braver Angels
Partner Org(s): The Racial Healing-Justice-Unity Bahá'í-inspired Series
State/Region: - National
Online US

The Racial Healing-Justice-Unity Bahá'í-inspired Series Presents Depolarizing Conversations About Race: A Braver Angels Workshop   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 […]

National Debate: Excluding Perspectives

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 Are there some ideas so extreme, so dangerous, so intolerable, that they have no place in civil debate in American life? If there […]

Film Discussion – Film Discussion: What Killed Michael Brown?

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: - National

This documentary focuses on the 2014 death of Michael Brown, a young Black man who was killed by a White police officer, and explores both the circumstances surrounding his death and what was going on in his community at the time. Conservative Black author Shelby Steele and his son, Eli Steele, made this film.

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