Skills for Bridging the Divide, Depolarizing Within, and Families and Politics Workshops
Find a venue for the workshop (for online workshops, you will coordinate with others to reserve a Zoom meeting and line up Zoom Event Managers).
Recruit 10-50 participants. Their “color” doesn’t matter.
Coordinate logistics, including registration.
Get help from an opposite color or “Other” organizer if possible, or from a supportive Team.
Secure a venue for the workshop (for online workshops, you will coordinate with others to reserve a Zoom meeting and line up Zoom Event Managers).
Recruit 5-7 participants for each side for a Red/Blue Workshop. It is easier but not essential for a Red organizer to recruit Reds and a Blue organizer to recruit Blues. (An organizer may be a participant in the workshop.)
As an organizing team, coordinate logistics for the workshop or secure a logistics coordinator. (Not relevant to Online workshops: Logistics to consider include setting up the venue, providing name tags, registering people into the workshop, providing any food/snacks, and cleaning up the venue.)
Provide interested workshop participants with information on how to form a Braver Angels Alliance—a group of local Reds and Blues who have attended a Braver Angels workshop and want to keep the conversation going—or connect them to an existing local Alliance.
Braver Angels Debate
Find a venue. (For online debates, you will coordinate with others to reserve a Zoom meeting and line up debate whips).
Select a resolution with a roughly even number of those in favor of and opposed to it.
Recruit participants in favor of and opposed to the resolution. Find two participants in favor and two opposed who are willing to speak first, for four minutes each, to get the debate started.
Braver Angels Alliance
As a Red and Blue organizing team, recruit a roughly even number of Reds and Blues among people who have attended a Braver Angels workshop or debate, or plan to attend one as soon as they are able to do so.
Set an agenda and co-chair at least the first alliance meeting.