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Event Category: Local Debate

Debate – North Carolina Debate on Immigration (NC – Braver Angels Alliance of Central NC)

Online NC NC

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: America should strictly implement border security and enforce current laws in order to ameliorate the present immigration crisis. You probably haven’t experienced […]

Debate – Minnesota Braver Angels Debate Immigration Reform (MN – MN BA State Alliance)

Online MN MN

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 Debate: Immigration Reform (Minnesota Braver Angels) You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. It's not a political debate, where competing […]

Debate – A Public Health Department for Lancaster County, PA?

Host Organization: Lancaster County Alliance
State/Region: PA

The Braver Angels Lancaster County Alliance will debate online the following resolution regarding a public health department. RESOLVED: Lancaster County should establish a public health department. Local Focus: Lancaster County, PA ** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, ciaran@braverangels.org

Community Debate – Debate on Ranked Choice Voting, NC (NC – Braver Angels Alliance of Central NC)

Host Organization: Braver Angels Alliance of Central NC
State/Region: NC

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: We should change our election system to Ranked Choice Voting. This 1-minute video explains how ranked choice voting works: https://youtu.be/oHRPMJmzBBw You probably […]

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 […]

Community Debate – Debate on CA Governor Recall

Host Organization: Bay Area Super Alliance
Partner Org(s): Southern California Super Alliance
State/Region: CA

About this Event Local Focus: CA ** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, ciaran@braverangels.org   Resolved: The Governor of CA should be recalled. Based on petitions signed by over 1.7 million registered voters, California will conduct a recall election for Governor Gavin Newsom on September 14, 2021. As […]

MN State Alliance Debate

Host Organization: MN BA State Alliance
State/Region: MN

  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: Teaching about systemic racism is divisive, encourages students to hate America, and should be prohibited in public and charter schools. You probably […]

Community Debate – Braver Angels Debate

Host Organization: MN BA State Alliance
Partner Org(s): Great River Regional Library/Delano
State/Region: MN
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: The Delano School Board should ban teaching or promoting any theory or concept that holds social problems are created by racist or […]

Community Debate – Debate on Voting Methods

Host Organization: Wyoming Montana Braver Angels Alliance
Partner Org(s): Wyoming League of Women Voters, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Newspaper
State/Region: MT

About this Event Please join us in a Braver Angels style debate sponsored by Braver Angels Wyoming and Montana, Wyoming’s League of Women Voters, and the Cheyenne Tribune Eagle to debate the following resolution: RESOLVED: We should change our election system to incorporate Instant Runoff Voting (i.e. Rank Choice Voting). At the end of an […]

Community Debate – Climate Change Debate – Private sector or Government?

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: ID

Local Focus: Idaho 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 You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. It's not a political debate, where competing candidates attempt to […]

Community Debate – Missouri Debate – the teaching of race in public schools

State/Region: MO
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: Teachers should be prohibited from teaching history and discussing current issues through the lens of systemic racism and white privilege You probably […]

Community Debate

Host Organization: BA Debates / Community
Partner Org(s): Redlands Restorative Pathways 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 Local Focus: City of Redlands, CA The Redlands Restorative Pathways Community invites the City of Redlands to utilize the Braver Angels debate format […]

Community Debate

Host Organization: Central Coast Braver Angels
Partner Org(s): SoCal Alliance
State/Region: CA

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 Local Focus: Intended for California but others are welcome to attend as well Resolved: The California minimum wage hurts rather than helps low-wage […]

Community Debate – Washington State Debate: Police Reform Laws

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: WA

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 Washington State Debate: Have Washington’s new police reform laws made us more, or less safe? You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver […]

Community Debate – Community Debate on Teaching Race in Schools – NC Residents Only

Host Organization: Braver Angels Alliance of Central NC
State/Region: NC

Local Focus: North Carolina Residents Only 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 "Should Systemic Racism and White Privilege Be Taught in NC Public Schools (K-12)?" You probably haven’t experienced […]

Community Debate – Minnesota Education

Host Organization: Braver Angels
Partner Org(s): Minnesota School District #196
State/Region: MN

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 Local Focus: Minnesota Resolved: Minnesota should amend its constitution to provide that the state has a paramount duty to ensure a quality public education to […]

Community Debate – Debate on Illegal Immigration

Host Organization: Braver Angels Bloomsburg
State/Region: PA
Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ 260 East 7th Street, Bloomsburg

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: Greater Susquehanna Valley, Pennsylvania About this Event Resolved: People in the country illegally should not have the same privileges as citizens. You probably haven’t […]

Local Community Debate – Resolved: “GUNS KEEP PEOPLE SAFE”

Host Organization: Braver Angels Bloomsburg
Partner Org(s): First Presbyterian Church of Bloomsburg
State/Region: PA
First Presbyterian Church of Bloomsburg 345 Market Street, Bloomsburg

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: "GUNS KEEP PEOPLE SAFE" Local Focus: Bloomsburg, PA You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. It's not a political […]

Local Community Debate – WA Statewide Climate Change Debate

Partner Org(s): University Gathering United Methodist Church
State/Region: 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 […]

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

Host Organization: Long Island Alliance
State/Region: 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 […]

Local Community Debate – Resolved: “ACCESS TO ABORTION IS NECESSARY” – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Braver Angels Bloomsburg
State/Region: PA
Bloomsburg, PA PA

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: Bloomsburg, PA About this Event Resolved: ACCESS TO ABORTION IS NECESSARY You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. It's not a […]

Local Community Debate – Local Discussion on the Divided Inter-faith Dialogue

Host Organization: Braver Angels Fairfax County
State/Region: VA
Lewinsville Presbyterian Church 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean

Local Focus: Fairfax County, VA 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 This in-person event will examine why dialogue among many faith traditions have divided into liberal-leaning groups (often described […]

Local Community Debate – Colorado End of life Options – online debate

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: CO

Local Focus: Colorado 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. Resolution: Coloradoans’ right to access medical aid in dying should take precedence over healthcare system policies and providers’ personal values. Yes or No, […]

Local Community Debate – Braver Angels Debate: Academic Freedom

Host Organization: Braver Angels
Partner Org(s): Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism (FAIR)
State/Region: MN

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:  Higher education standards should balance Academic Freedom with the Societal Values of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. You probably haven’t experienced anything like […]

Local Community Debate – BA Debate for Milwaukee – In Person

State/Region: WI
Pabst Brewing, The Best Place 917 West Juneau Ave, Milwaukee

Local Focus: Milwaukee area 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: [Insert Debate Topic} You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. It's not a political debate, […]

Local Community Debate – Debate: Do Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives help unite us or divide us?

Host Organization: Great Lakes Region
State/Region: WI
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery Taproom and Courtyard 917 W Juneau Ave, Milwaukee

Local Focus: Milwaukee, WI 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 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion divide us more than it unites us? You probably haven’t experienced anything like a […]

Alliance/Members Meeting – Greater Cincinnati Alliance Meeting – September 2023 – In Person

Host Organization: Cincinnati Alliance Group
State/Region: OH
Crossroads Church - Oakley 3500 Madison Rd, Cincinnati

Local Focus: Cincinnati, OH A Braver Angels Debate on Trustworthy Elections. Note that Braver Angels debates are a special format that encourages EVERYONE TO SPEAK or ask questions, ENSURES CIVILTIY in disagreement, and strives for learning and better understanding. It is NOT your typical debate.

Local Community Debate – NYC Debate – “Resolved: Smash the Patriarchy” – In Person

Partner Org(s): New York Young Republicans - Arts Caucus; Woodhull Freedom Foundation
State/Region: NY
Comedy Cellar Village Underground 130 W 3rd St, New York

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: New York City About this Event Resolved: "Smash the Patriarchy" Are you ready to bridge the partisan divide? Braver Angels is coming to New […]

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