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Depolarizing Within

Host Organization: Oregon Statewide Alliance
State: OR

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 …

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Members Meeting – Memphis Braver Angels 2022 Organizing and Planning

Host Organization: Memphis Area Alliance
State: TN

Restricted Attendance: Open to those who have been to at least ONE Braver Angels event already. Local Focus: Memphis Metro Area Join in on the organizing, planning, and supporting of upcoming Braver Angels events in Memphis. This weekly Zoom meeting focuses on our Fall 2022 events.

National Community Debate: School Choice

Host Organization: BA National - Debates
State: - National
Online US

Is school choice is the best hope for improving our entire education system? Join Braver Angels to debate. About this event Join Braver Angels Thurs Sept 22 @ 8 pm EST for a debate on the topic – "Resolved: School choice is the best hope for improving our entire education system.." Come join us for …

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“Red-Blue” Workshop – Sessions 1 and 2 IN-PERSON

State: TX
Live Oak Friends Meeting House 1318 W 26th St, Houston

About this Event Description Join us for a free two-part intensive 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 part …

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Ambassador Outreach

Host Organization: Central / Eastern Washington Alliance
State: WA
Mirabeau Point Park 13500 E Mirabeau Parkway, Spokane Valley

Local Focus: Washington State Central/Eastern Washington Braver Angels will be hosting a booth at Spokane Valleyfest 2022. Hope to see you there, WA! ** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, ciaran@braverangels.org

Skills for Bridging the Divide – Standard

Partner Org(s): St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mechanicsburg PA
State: PA
St. Joseph Catholic Church 410 East Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg

Local Focus: Mechanicsburg, PA Communication Skills for Bridging the Political Divide Workshop About this event There can be a lot of stress among family members and friends who are divided politically, and polarizing public conversation doesn't help. In this workshop you will learn and practice skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for …

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Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshop HYBRID – ONLINE

Host Organization: BA National - Workshops
State: - National
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. 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 …

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Depolarizing Within

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: MN
Roseville Library, Community Program Room 2180 North Hamline Avenue, Roseville

A free workshop to help you become more aware of your "inner polarizer" and learn methods for disagreeing without contempt and ridicule About this event Polarization can be 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 …

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Building Bridges Maine Forum with Senator Collins and Senator King

Host Organization: Building Bridges Alliance
Partner Org(s): Braver Angels Northeast Regional, The New Hampshire Alliance, The Greater Boston Alliance
State: ME
Online US

Building Bridges Maine Forum with Senator Collins and Senator King Maine’s US Senators will share their thoughts on some/all of the following questions Though many see Congress as failing in its job to legislate, there have been some successes of late.......what is it about how Congress works (or doesn't work) these days that allows for …

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Members Meeting – BA MN Local Alliance Meeting

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: MN
Online US

Restricted Attendance: Braver Angel Members who live in the state of Minnesota Local Focus: Braver Angel Members who live in the state of Minnesota Therapist and author Steven Stosny, in an article for Psychology Today, coined the phrase “election stress disorder” or ESD – a kind of takeover of the adult, rational brain by the …

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Braver Angels-Phoenix Launch /Neighbor Conversations with Candidates

Host Organization: Phoenix Alliance
Partner Org(s): Phoenix Rotary 100
State: AZ
Phocus Financial 7600 N. 16th Street, Ste 100, Phoenix

Local Focus: Phoenix Metro Braver Angels-Phoenix Launch/Neighbor Conversations With Candidates Our first organized event Wednesday, Sept 28th from 6:00 to 7 PM The mission of Braver Angels mission is to reduce polarization and create opportunities for civil discourse between parties on both sides of the country’s political and cultural divide. In Keeping with that mission, …

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Members Meeting – Memphis Braver Angels 2022 Organizing and Planning

Host Organization: Memphis Area Alliance
State: TN

Restricted Attendance: Open to those who have been to at least ONE Braver Angels event already. Local Focus: Memphis Metro Area Join in on the organizing, planning, and supporting of upcoming Braver Angels events in Memphis. This weekly Zoom meeting focuses on our Fall 2022 events.

Local Community Debate – WA Statewide Climate Change Debate

Partner Org(s): University Gathering United Methodist Church
State: WA
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 WA Statewide Climate Change Debate You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. It's not a political debate, where competing candidates …

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Film Discussion – The Armor of Light

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State: - National

This month we will discuss The Armor of Light (87 min., 2015, Fork Films), a documentary about two Evangelical Christians who question whether being pro-gun is consistent with being pro-life: Rev. Rob Schenck, a conservative Evangelical Christian leader, and Lucy McBath, whose son was shot by a man objecting to the volume of music coming …

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“Red-Blue” Workshop – Sessions 1 and 2 – IN PERSON

State: MI
United Church of Christ 432 Quarterline, Newago

Local Focus: Newago County area in Michigan (event is open to anyone though/being shared w/all of MI) A forum to discuss your own viewpoint, without judgment, and get real answers to sincere questions of understanding from other viewpoints. About this event Description Join us for a free two-part intensive workshop that brings together Red (conservative …

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Elevator Speech workshop for Braver Angels Ambassadors

Host Organization: Braver Angels - Other

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 end of 2020 after more than 20 years of speech coaching and media training. …

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Braver Angels of Color Caucus Monthly Meeting

Host Organization: Snohomish County Alliance
State: WA

Monthly meeting for Angels of Color Caucus members and the greater Braver Angels Community. ** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, ciaran@braverangels.org

Depolarizing Within – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Braver Angels
Partner Org(s): Building Bridges
State: CA
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Tuolumne County Sonora

Local Focus: Residents of Tuolumne County, CA A free workshop to help you become more aware of your "inner polarizer" and learn methods for disagreeing without contempt and ridicule About this event Polarization can be driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side. Too often, we stereotype, dismiss, or …

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“Red-Blue” Workshop – Sessions 1 and 2 IN-PERSON

Host Organization: Memphis Area Alliance
State: TN
Crosstown Concourse Memphis

Local Focus: Memphis Tennessee Metro Area (including Arkansas and Mississippi neighborhoods) About this Event Description Join us for a free two-part intensive 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 …

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Local Community Debate: Should Some Guns Be Banned – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Long Island Alliance
State: NY
Huntington Public Library 338 Main Street, Huntington

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. Local Focus: Long Island Alliance and New York State About this Event Resolved: The purchase, sale, and possession of semi-automatic rifles, and magazines that hold more than …

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Being Blue in a Red Environment

Host Organization: BA National
State: - National
Online US

Learn safe and effective ways to communicate liberal values and beliefs in environments where conservative ideas are assumed to be correct. Focus of the workshop:  This workshop is for political liberals who are surrounded by conservatives in key areas of life like work, family, social circle, religion, or community.  This free 3-hour on-line workshop is …

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Ambassador Outreach – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Oregon Statewide Alliance
Partner Org(s): United Unitarian Church of Eugene
State: OR
The Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene 1685 W 13th Ave., Eugene

Local Focus: Eugene area in Oregon A one hour informational meeting on the work of Braver Angels and how those in the Eugene area might be involved in bridging the bitter, political divide so as to trate how to strengthen our American democracy. ** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: …

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