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Skills for Bridging the Divide – Online

Partner Org(s): Howard County Library System
State/Region: MD
Online US

Local Focus: Howard County Maryland 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 […]

Book Discussion – BOOK DISCUSSION: Thomas Sowell’s A Conflict of Visions

Host Organization: Braver Angels Alliance - Europe
State/Region: Europe
Online US

We will be discussing Thomas Sowell's "A Conflict of Visions", on the recommended reading list from the BA workshop, Depolarizing Within. It was originally published in 1987; a revised edition appeared in 2007. Sowell's opening chapter attempts to answer the question of why the same people tend to be political adversaries in issue after issue, […]

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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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BA IN Red/Blue Weekly Lunch

Host Organization: IN - Braver Angels of South Central Indiana
State/Region: IN
Online US

Local Focus: Indiana Weekly lunch meeting of the BA IN Red/Blue lunch group.  

Being Blue in a Red Environment

Host Organization: ID - State
State/Region: ID
Online US

* Local Focus: Idaho 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 […]

Depolarizing Within – ONLINE

Host Organization: BA National
State/Region: - National

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 "inner […]

Why is Antisemitism Rising? – Online

Host Organization: Braver Angels Berkeley/Oakland/San Francisco
State/Region: CA
Online US

We invite a robust discussion in breakout rooms that invites answers to why antisemitism is rising in the US and globally.

Alliance/Members Meeting – Braver Angels YouTube Review – Online

Host Organization: Braver Angels West Virginia Alliance
State/Region: WV
Online US

Prior to the meeting, we will independently select and watch a video on the Braver Angels YouTube channel. At the meeting, we will take turns discussing what we chose to watch and what we learned from it.

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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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BA IN Red/Blue Weekly Lunch

Host Organization: IN - Braver Angels of South Central Indiana
State/Region: IN
Online US

Local Focus: Indiana Weekly lunch meeting of the BA IN Red/Blue lunch group.  

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Braver Angels of Color Caucus Monthly Meeting

Host Organization: Snohomish County Alliance
State/Region: 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

Crossing the Continental Divide – An Ambassador Presentation (BA National)

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: - National

Are you new to Braver Angels and don't know which workshop to participate in first?  Would you like some background about Braver Angels and the work that we do? Please join us for this 90 minute introduction to Braver Angels. "Crossing the Continental Divide" is an Ambassador presentation which provides participants with an insight into […]

Debate Chair Forum

Host Organization: BA National - Debates
State/Region: - National

Restricted Attendance: Restricted to Debate Chairs and those who have begun the training process (by completing at least step 1- the training Ecourse) Are you a Braver Angels Debate Chair or Chair-in-training? If so, join us for the first ever Braver Angels Debate Chair Forum. This space will be an opportunity for debate chairs and […]

We the People’s Forum: After COVID, Can We Have Accountability Without Retribution?

Host Organization: BA National - We the People's Forum
State/Region: - National

Francis Collins went viral recently. The former director of the National Institutes of Health, he admitted at the 2023 Braver Angels Convention that public health leaders made mistakes when developing COVID policies, while still defending their overall response. When these videos recently surfaced on Twitter, his acknowledgment of mistakes got the public’s attention. But do […]

Local Community Debate – Resolved: Prosecutorial efforts on the state and federal level to remove a Republican candidate from the presidential election is a threat to American democracy.

Host Organization: Long Island Alliance
State/Region: NY

Local Focus: Long Island 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: Prosecutorial efforts on the state and federal level to remove a Republican candidate from the presidential election is […]

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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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BA IN Red/Blue Weekly Lunch

Host Organization: IN - Braver Angels of South Central Indiana
State/Region: IN
Online US

Local Focus: Indiana Weekly lunch meeting of the BA IN Red/Blue lunch group.  

Political Party Tribalism: Is everyone voting without thinking?

Host Organization: Braver Angels Silicon Valley
State/Region: CA

Does everyone today automatically vote for candidates from their own political party without thinking or research? When is the last time you crossed party lines when voting for a candidate? If you have never crossed party lines to vote, what is your reasoning? Tribalism is a fundamental part of human nature. An August 2023 Wall […]

NEW: Skills for Disagreeing Better

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

This new 90-minute online workshop helps participants understand the values and concerns of those who differ from them politically, and it teaches essential skills for communicating across differences and finding common ground. In this polarized time, we often lack basic understanding of why people on the other political side hold their beliefs. We don’t see […]

Debate Chair Training – Mock Debate

Host Organization: BA National - Debates
State/Region: - National

Restricted Attendance: Completed debate chair e-Course, attended debate chair Q&A session If you have completed our debate chair training eCourse and attended a Q&A session with an experienced chair, you are well on your way to chairing your first debate! The third and final step is practicing your skills in a mock debate! Join us […]

Debate Chair Training – Q&A Session

Host Organization: BA National - Debates
State/Region: - National

Restricted Attendance: Completed debate chair e-Course Have you completed the Braver Angels Debate Chair E-Course? Join us for step 2 in the chair training process — a Q&A session with an experienced Debate Chair!

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Washington State Welcomes Those New To Braver Angels

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: WA

A welcome social for new and potential Braver Angels in Washington State Join us for an informal meet and greet and an opportunity to ask questions about Braver Angels. We will open with a short intro about Braver Angels and then introductions from attendees, followed by some social time that might include: ice breakers, break-out […]

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Military & Veterans Group Welcome Event

Host Organization: Other
State/Region: - National

Are you a military member or veteran and interested in how your fellow vets and service members are working to reduce political polarization in the United States? Come to our Welcome Event and you will learn about Braver Angels and where you can continue your mission of defending the Constitution of the United States against […]

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