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Debate Chair Training: Mock Debate – Online

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

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 […]

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Alliance/Members Meeting – Ambassador Training Support Group

Host Organization: State
State/Region: MN
Online US

* Local Focus: Minnesota At each online meeting, the group discusses one of the self-study training modules to become a BA Ambassador. Learn about BA for your own navigation and plan to make an Ambassador presentation to a group in your area.

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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.  

Skills for Disagreeing Better – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Braver Angels
State/Region: MI
Northfield Township District Library 125 Barker Rd, Whitmore Lake

Local Focus: Whitmore Lake, mi Note: This event is to be attended in person. In this polarized time, we lack basic understanding of why people on the other political side hold their beliefs. We don’t see them as they see themselves–their core values and central concerns–but instead as we choose to see them. We are […]

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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

Intro to Braver Angels: Crossing the Continental Divide – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Braver Angels Alliance Capital Region NYS
State/Region: NY
Roxborough Holdings - Old Grafton Elementary School Babcock Lake Rd / Rte 2 Intersection, Grafton

Local Focus: Capital Region of NY and adjacent areas. Can Braver Angels help bridge our political divides? There will be an IN-PERSON one-hour workshop entitled Crossing the Continental Divide, which is designed to introduce you to the depolarizing work of Braver Angels. Braver Angels was founded in 2016 as a grass-roots initiative to help depolarize […]

“Red-Blue” Workshop – Sessions 1 and 2

Host Organization: BA National
State/Region: - National

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 one-day 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 […]

Depolarizing Within – IN PERSON

Host Organization: Central / Eastern Washington Alliance
State/Region: WA
Winthrop Public Library 112 Norfolk Rd, Winthrop

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 […]

BA of Wilmington Alliance 1 Year Anniversary Potluck Celebration

Host Organization: Braver Angels of Wilmington NC
State/Region: NC
Long Leaf Park, Shelter #3 314 Pine Grove Drive, Wilmington

Local Focus: Wilmington, NC and surrounding areas BA of Wilmington Alliance 1 Year Anniversary Potluck Celebration ** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O'Connor, ciaran@braverangels.org

Dinner and a Fight – In Person

Host Organization: Chicagoland Braver Angels Alliance
State/Region: IL
TBA - Chicago Chicago

Restricted Attendance: only open to BA members and subscribers Local Focus: Chicago and surrounding counties within 1 hour radius What is Dinner and a Fight? Is it a fight? No! It’s an in-person, interactive event that gets Reds, Blues, and Others engaged in productive civil disagreement over a delicious meal. The event will be held […]

Texas Hold’em: Are we gambling with a border solution?

Host Organization: Inland Empire Alliance
State/Region: CA

How best to play the cards we are dealt? Reds and Blues have discussions in breakout rooms on the topic of the border, followed by main room summation.

Book Discussion – West Suburban Alliance Book Club

Host Organization: West Suburban Alliance-MSP
State/Region: MN
Ridgedale Library - Ladyslipper Room 275 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka

Please read and come prepared to discuss your thoughts on the book Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World and Why Things Are Better Than You Think, by Hans Rosling.

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Alliance/Members Meeting – TN Braver Angels All-Hands

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

* Restricted Attendance: Only open to dues-paying members of any of the three Braver Angels alliances in Tennessee: the Memphis Area Alliance, Braver Angels Nashville, or the East Tennessee Alliance. * Local Focus: Tennessee

Skills for Disagreeing Better

Host Organization: Other
Partner Org(s): Yavapai College OLLI Program, Prescott Campus
State/Region: AZ
Yavapai College, Prescott Campus, Building 31, Room 102 1100 E. Sheldon Street, Prescott

Note: This event is to be attended in person. * Restricted Attendance: Members of Yavapai College Osher Life-long Learning program ** Local Focus: Prescott, AZ and surrounding areas In this polarized time, we lack basic understanding of why people on the other political side hold their beliefs. We don’t see them as they see themselves–their […]

May 2024 Debate Chair Forum

Host Organization: Braver Angels 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 next Braver Angels Debate Chair Forum. This space will be an opportunity for debate chairs and chairs-in-training […]

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Civil Conversations Series – In Person

Host Organization: Braver Angels Arkansas
Partner Org(s): Central Arkansas Library System
State/Region: AR
Fletcher Library 823 N Buchanan St, Little Rock

Local Focus: Event will be in person only at Fletcher Library, 823 N Buchanan St, Little Rock, AR 72205 The Civil Conversations series is a monthly event with the following goals: 1) practice and improve civil communications skills while discussing specific topics; 2) identify common ground/common points that people can agree on within a specific […]

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Intro Sessions for Newcomers & New Volunteers

Host Organization: Braver Angels Alliance CT
State/Region: CT

Local Focus: Connecticut Learn about how citizens and elected officials from across the political spectrum are coming together to bridge the partisan divide, and how you can help too. Bring your questions and enthusiasm. Feel free to join us for Part 1 and/or Part 2, based on your interest: 7:00PM ET — Part 1: For […]

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Alliance/Members Meeting – Ambassador Training Support Group

Host Organization: State
State/Region: MN
Online US

* Local Focus: Minnesota At each online meeting, the group discusses one of the self-study training modules to become a BA Ambassador. Learn about BA for your own navigation and plan to make an Ambassador presentation to a group in your area.

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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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Alliance/Members Meeting – Angels of Color Caucus March Meeting

Host Organization: SIG - Angels of Color Caucus
Online US

Join us this March for an engaging and meaningful session of the Braver Angels of Color Caucus as we embark on setting the stage for April 2024's discussion topics. This month, we're centering our dialogue on critical themes such as Stress Awareness, Minority Health Awareness, and Autism, alongside other important subjects our members wish to […]

Families and Politics

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

About this Event Description Family relationships are becoming casualties of our toxic political environment. Family members are having nasty political arguments, avoiding each other, or even cutting off lifetime relationships. If you want to preserve important family bonds while still being true to your values and political beliefs, this workshop will offer you: Insight into […]

Skills for Disagreeing Better

Host Organization: Inland Empire Alliance
State/Region: CA
RUCC 168 Bellevue Ave., Redlands

Note: This event is to be attended in person. In this polarized time, we lack basic understanding of why people on the other political side hold their beliefs. We don’t see them as they see themselves–their core values and central concerns–but instead as we choose to see them. We are tempted to regard our own […]

Best Days Ahead Braver Angels Gala

Host Organization: Braver Angels Silicon Valley
Partner Org(s): Odd Fellows Lodge 25
State/Region: CA
TBA - San Jose San Jose

This is a dinner event featuring networking, wine, music, presentations, and a silent auction. It will be fun as well as informative.

Skills for Disagreeing Better

Host Organization: Nevada Statewide Alliance
State/Region: NV

Restricted Attendance: Just NV Residents Local Focus: Las Vegas, NV Alliance Note: This event is to be attended online. Seeing where we differ and where we share common ground! In this polarized time, we lack basic understanding of why people on the other political side hold their beliefs. We don’t see them as they see […]

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