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Alliance/Members Meeting – An Evening with Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Stanford Univ., COVID Epidemiologist

Host Organization: Braver Angels Tucson Alliance
State/Region: AZ
Online US

This is a special event hosted by the Tucson Alliance and open to the General Public. Dr. Bhattacharya was opposed to lockdowns and mask mandates as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He was a co-author in 2020 of the Great Barrington Declaration, which advocated lifting COVID-19 restrictions on lower-risk groups to develop herd immunity …

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Moderator Training Support Group – Online

State/Region: MN

Local Focus: Minnesota Complete Moderator Training with other BA members. Each group member will complete training activities on the Moderator Training Website (10-15 hours total). Each Monday in November, the group will meet (on Zoom) to discuss the training activities and share individual plans for using the training. After completing all required activities, individuals will …

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Alliance/Members Meeting – Greater Cincinnati Alliance Meeting – November 2023

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

What is the Role of the Church in a Polarized World? Whether you are religious of any faith or not, this discussion promises to be uplifting and relevant. We’ll have frank discussions about how the Church can be both a polarizer and a depolarizer.

Debate Organizer Training

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

Do you want to bring a Braver Angels debate to your alliance? As part of our Rise For America Campaign for civic renewal, over 60 individuals have already taken action to become trained debate chairs! Whether you are training to be a debate chair (https://braverangels.org/rise-debate-training/) yourself or want to work alongside someone who is, this …

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Skills for Bridging the Divide – Standard In Person

Partner Org(s): First Presbyterian Church of Woodburn, Oregon
State/Region: OR
First Presbyterian Church of Woodburn 950 N. Boones Ferry Rd, Woodburn

Local Focus: Woodburn, Oregon 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 – Standard In Person

Partner Org(s): First Presbyterian Church of Woodburn, Oregon
State/Region: OR
First Presbyterian Church of Woodburn 950 N. Boones Ferry Rd, Woodburn

Local Focus: Woodburn, Oregon 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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Alliance/Members Meeting – In person discussion on Ukraine funding

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

Local Focus: Fairfax County, VA Group discussion: how much aid our government should provide, and more broadly how we believe our nation should use its resources. We look forward to hearing your response the following questions: What is your opinion on further aid to Ukraine versus funding domestic issues? If you had authority to allocate …

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Ambassador Training Support and Discussion Group – Online

Host Organization: MN Congressional Districts 1, 2, & 7
State/Region: MN

Local Focus: Minnesota Members Ambassador Support and Discussion Group One of the best ways to help BA meet its mission of bridging the partisan divide is for you to complete the Ambassador Training program. BA MN is conducting a moderator-led support group that helps members complete the training and plan individual ways to discuss BA …

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Alliance/Members Meeting – Michigan BA Member Meeting

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: MI

Local Focus: Michigan We are inviting all Michigan Braver Angels (BA) to join likeminded neighbors across the state striving to: refresh your depolarizing skills gain support for humanizing those on both sides of the issues form a community where efforts to discover common ground are shared Please join us on the second Tuesday of each …

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Film Discussion – ‘Greater Idaho’ Movement: Why Some Want to Leave Oregon

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: - National

Watch a movie on your own, then attend a discussion of it made richer by the wide variety of viewpoints that participants hold. We choose films that address social, political or cultural issues that are relevant to society today. They may highlight liberal-leaning, conservative-leaning or independent themes, or feature actors or directors from opposite sides …

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Skills For Conversations About Public Policy & Race – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Other
Partner Org(s): Yavapai College OLLI
State/Region: AZ
Yavapai College, Prescott Campus 1100 E. Sheldon Street, Prescott

Restricted Attendance: Members of Yavapai College OLLI Local Focus: Prescott, AZ 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 in person. The red/blue divide makes it hard for Americans of all races to …

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Join us for some social time at Kickback Jack’s!

Host Organization: Braver Angels Alliance of Wilmington, NC
State/Region: NC
Kickback Jack's 418 College Rd., Wilmington

Restricted Attendance: People supportive of the Braver Angels mission to bridge the political divide and find common ground Local Focus: Wilmington, NC and surrounding areas Come kick back with the Braver Angels of Wilmington NC!

Alliance/Members Meeting – “Beyond Politics” Mix & Mingle Gathering

Host Organization: Braver Angels Southwest Ohio
State/Region: OH
Cassano's Pizza King 4429 State Route 725, Bellbrook

Beyond Politics is a new event that offers a brief break from political issues—a place where the focus is on getting to know people Beyond their Politics. This is an opportunity to spend time, in a relaxed setting, getting to know your fellow Braver Angels neighbors. Feel free to bring loved ones and friends. Also, …

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Alliance/Members Meeting – Central/Eastern Washington Alliance Meeting – Online

Host Organization: Central / Eastern Washington Alliance
State/Region: WA
Online US

Restricted Attendance: Attendees are asked to watch the Braver Angels Documentary "Reuniting America" before joining this meeting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6kZpN5T3lU Local Focus: Intended for local alliance members but all are welcome

Families and Politics – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Houston Area Alliance
State/Region: TX
Live Oak Friends Meeting House 1318 W 26th St, Houston

Local Focus: Greater Houston Area Family relationships can be casualties of a toxic political environment. Preserve important family bonds while staying true to your values. About this event Family relationships can become casualties of a toxic political environment. Family members are having bitter political arguments, avoiding each other, or even cutting off lifetime relationships. If …

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BA Organizer Training – Online

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

Restricted Attendance: Trainees should register as a trainee Organizer before attending the first session. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5lVgDgX7RqttcoyufixBmkGos1sQp5BpiiGT-XWq-dzjKeA/viewform Braver Angels Organizers fill an essential volunteer function and are often the glue that holds BA workshops together. This 90 minute, weekly training is led by Organizer trainers, Casey and Yvonne. The four week training schedule starts on the first …

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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 …

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Solutions Exchange: Do Debates Depolarize? (Hybrid Event)

Host Organization: Braver Angels DC Alliance
State/Region: DC
Online US

Join the Braver Angels DC Alliance for a hybrid in-person / online event focused on whether and in what ways debates reduce political polarization. Braver Angels has a robust debate program, but it is important to explore the actual impacts on polarization of watching, attending, or participating in debates. All who RSVP will receive a Zoom link …

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Utah Monthly Member Meeting – Online

State/Region: UT
Online US

Local Focus: Utah Meet other Utah Braver Angels, ask questions, learn about opportunities to participate or volunteer, and receive updates and encouragement. ** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, ciaran@braverangels.org  

Families and Politics – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Braver Angels Alliance - Europe
State/Region: Europe
Community Activities Center, RAF Alconbury 685 Arizona Road, RAF Alconbury, Little Stukeley

Restricted Attendance: Attendees must have access to RAF Alconbury Family relationships can be casualties of a toxic political environment. Preserve important family bonds while staying true to your values. About this event Family relationships can become casualties of a toxic political environment. Family members are having bitter political arguments, avoiding each other, or even cutting …

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Forum for Braver Angel Mental Health Professionals

Host Organization: Other
State/Region: - National

Restricted Attendance: Mental Health Professionals Only This is a meeting for mental health professionals from across the political spectrum to provide information, consultation, and support to one another for working with clients who have diverse views on politics and social issues. June 16th Topic:  Discussion of the article "How Therapists Became Social Justice Warriors" by Lisa …

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Families and Politics – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Western North Carolina Braver Angels Alliance
State/Region: NC
East Asheville Public Library 3 Avon Rd, Asheville

Family relationships can be casualties of a toxic political environment. Preserve important family bonds while staying true to your values. About this event Family relationships can become casualties of a toxic political environment. Family members are having bitter political arguments, avoiding each other, or even cutting off lifetime relationships. If you want to preserve important …

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Bridging the Divide on Climate Solutions Workshop

Host Organization: Braver Angels
Partner Org(s): Citizens Climate Lobby
State/Region: MT

Open to everyone! ** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, ciaran@braverangels.org

Organizer Training – Crash Course

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

Complete the entire Organizer Training in a single day. This training session follows the weekly Organizer training schedule but offers all eight modules in one day. At the end of the day you will be ready to schedule your qualifying session to become a trained Organizer. You can also choose to attend individual modules for …

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