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June 2020

Debate – Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill, NC

June 27

For the Triangle area of NC, this debate invites sharing of views around the topic "Resolved: America's local governments should defund police departments and support alternative programs for public safety." This debate is hosted by Braver Angels of the Triangle but it is open to the public. If we should reach our maximum capacity priority will be given to Braver Angels members and North Carolinians.

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July 2020

America’s Public Forum: Discussion & Democracy with Tim Shaffer

July 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Democracy has been defined as “government by talking.” In what way is that true? And what can it tell us about the meaning of citizenship? What can it tell us about the United States today? Professor Timothy Shaffer of the Institute for Civil Discourse and Democracy at Kansas State University has been thinking and writing about these questions for more than a decade. In this first forum, he’ll kick things off by telling us about the “discussion movement” of the…

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Informational Event – Holland, MI

July 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Private event for the Hope Academy of Senior Professionals.

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America’s Public Forum: Can Christians Heal the Racial Divide?

July 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

From a series of events co-hosted by Braver Angels and the National Institute for Civil Discourse.

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National Online Debate – Addressing Racism

July 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

Resolved: America should embrace radical systemic change to address racism.

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Panel Discussion – Alameda, CA

July 11

A Panel Discussion on the Black Experience in America.

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National Online Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshop

July 11
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Informational Event – Silicon Valley, CA

July 13

A Media Toolkit to Help Combat Divisiveness

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Debate – Minneapolis, MN

July 14
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Debate – Moorestown, NJ

July 14

We hope that most participants will be attending from the local community.

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Book Discussion — American Dialogue: The Founders and Us

July 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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Depolarizing Within Workshop – Holland, MI

July 18
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National Online Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshop

July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

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 of the relationship.

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Debate – Ranchester, WY

July 20

Resolution around the Electoral College

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Debate – WY/MT

July 20

Resolved: The electoral college should continue to elect the president.

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Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshop – Kennett Square, PA

July 22
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America’s Public Forum: Systemic Racism—What Does the Data Tell Us?

July 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

From a series of events co-hosted by Braver Angels and the National Institute for Civil Discourse.

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Online National Debate – Pandemic, rent and mortgage payments

July 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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Discussion of Film “The Banker”

July 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

This recent movie starring Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson and Nicholas Hoult is available on Apple TV, which allows a free 7-day trial period. Watch the trailer here.

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Debate – San Francisco, CA

July 25

San Francisco Bay Area Braver Angel Members. Resolved: Election security is of greater concern than voter suppression at this time.  

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National Online Depolarizing Within Workshop

July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

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, two-hour workshop helps participants become more aware of their own "inner polarizer." It teaches how to be critical without demonizing, dismissing, or stereotyping large swaths of the population. And it offers strategies for intervening constructively in social conversations…

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Documentary Screening – Melbourne, FL

July 28
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Skills Workshop – Minneapolis, MN

July 28

The workshop was requested by Spirit of St Stephen's church. We welcome others too.

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Online National Debate – Making Immigration and Citizenship Difficult

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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Depolarizing Within Workshop – Royal Oak, MI

July 30
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Documentary Screening – Manteca, CA

July 30

This is the first in a series of documentary screenings. We are limiting the number of participants to 20 in order to help facilitate conversation and questions.

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National Online Debate – Institutional Bias and Reparations

July 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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Film Discussion – “Accidental Courtesy”

July 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

This is a documentary about Daryl Davis, available for viewing on Amazon Prime (NOT on Netflix). Watch the trailer here.

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August 2020

Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshop – Durham, NC

August 1
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POSTPONED – National Online Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshop

August 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

NOTE: This event will be postponed until August 15th. 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 of the relationship.

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