Approved Submissions

102
Saturday, November 02, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT

Better Angels Day-long Red/Blue Workshop-Dayton,OH

What is a Red/Blue Workshop?

5-8 Republican-leaning citizens (“Reds”) and 5-8 Democratic-leaning citizens (“Blues”) gather together for a half-day or full-day of structured conversations.  Independents are also welcome to attend. We only ask that for the purposes of the workshop they identify as leaning either Red or Blue, or attend as observers.

There are two types of Red/Blue workshops: 3-hour workshops that cover two exercises, and 6-hour plus lunch workshops that cover all four exercises. We recommend that people attend the 6-hour version if possible.

Two moderators, trained by Better Angels, lead the workshop, ensuring that ground rules are followed and that everyone is treated respectfully.

Contact Steve Makofka (stevemakofka@gmail.com) or Linda A Marshall (lamarshall715@gmail.com) for exact location. Enter the building through the North Entrance off the parking lot.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/can-we-the-people-talk-a-better-angels-red-blueworkshop- tickets-73513764649

for more on Red/Blue workshops, visit https://www.better-angels.org/what-we-do/red-blue-workshops/


Saturday, November 02, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT

Better Angels Day-long Red/Blue Workshop-Dayton,OH

What is a Red/Blue Workshop?

5-8 Republican-leaning citizens (“Reds”) and 5-8 Democratic-leaning citizens (“Blues”) gather together for a half-day or full-day of structured conversations.  Independents are also welcome to attend. We only ask that for the purposes of the workshop they identify as leaning either Red or Blue, or attend as observers.

There are two types of Red/Blue workshops: 3-hour workshops that cover two exercises, and 6-hour plus lunch workshops that cover all four exercises. We recommend that people attend the 6-hour version if possible.

Two moderators, trained by Better Angels, lead the workshop, ensuring that ground rules are followed and that everyone is treated respectfully.

Contact Steve Makofka (stevemakofka@gmail.com) or Linda A Marshall (lamarshall715@gmail.com) for exact location. Enter the building through the North Entrance off the parking lot.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/can-we-the-people-talk-a-better-angels-red-blueworkshop- tickets-73513764649

for more on Red/Blue workshops, visit https://www.better-angels.org/what-we-do/red-blue-workshops/


Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 01:00 PM CST

Skills Workshop – Lakeville, MN

Learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground and affirm the importance of maintaining relationships with those on the other side of the political divide. Practice conversation skills in pairs with someone of your same political persuasion. Registration required. Presented by the Better Angels Alliance of Eagan.


Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 05:00 PM EST

Region 6 - Indiana Governor’s Workforce Cabinet to hold Statewide Listening

Governor’s Workforce Cabinet to hold Statewide Listening Tour

Staff from the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet will host a series of listening tour meetings across the State of Indiana in an effort to deliver information regarding the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 2020 State Strategic Plan. The listening tour will include an overview of the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, the planning surrounding the development of the state strategic plan, and allow participants to engage in the process. Time will be allotted to discuss barriers Hoosiers are facing, as well as to hear a variety of perspectives from attendees.


Monday, November 25, 2019 at 05:00 PM EST

Region 1 - Indiana Governor’s Workforce Cabinet to hold Statewide Listening

Governor’s Workforce Cabinet to hold Statewide Listening Tour

Staff from the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet will host a series of listening tour meetings across the State of Indiana in an effort to deliver information regarding the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 2020 State Strategic Plan. The listening tour will include an overview of the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, the planning surrounding the development of the state strategic plan, and allow participants to engage in the process. Time will be allotted to discuss barriers Hoosiers are facing, as well as to hear a variety of perspectives from attendees.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 08:30 AM EST through November 27, 2019

Day-long Red/Blue Workshop – Sterling, VA

Red/Blue Workshops bring together 5-7 Republican or conservative-leaning citizens and 5-7 Democratic or liberal-leaning citizens for a day of structured conversations.  Here’s what you can expect to get out of a workshop:

1: Better understand the experiences and beliefs of those on the other side of the political divide
2: Find areas of commonality in addition to differences
3: Learn something that might be helpful to you and to others in your community and the nation

Friday, December 06, 2019 at 01:00 PM MST

Skills Workshop – Provo, UT

Learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground and affirm the importance of maintaining relationships with those on the other side of the political divide. Practice conversation skills in pairs with someone of your same political persuasion. Registration required. Presented by the Better Angels Alliance of Eagan.


Saturday, December 07, 2019 at 08:30 AM EST through December 08, 2019

Day-long Red/Blue Workshop – Richmond, VA

Red/Blue Workshops bring together 5-7 Republican or conservative-leaning citizens and 5-7 Democratic or liberal-leaning citizens for a day of structured conversations.  Here’s what you can expect to get out of a workshop:

1: Better understand the experiences and beliefs of those on the other side of the political divide
2: Find areas of commonality in addition to differences
3: Learn something that might be helpful to you and to others in your community and the nation

Saturday, December 07, 2019 at 08:30 AM EST

Short-form (3-hour) Red/Blue Workshop – Athens, GA

Red/Blue Workshops bring together 5-7 Republican or conservative-leaning citizens and 5-7 Democratic or liberal-leaning citizens for a day of structured conversations.  Here’s what you can expect to get out of a workshop:

1: Better understand the experiences and beliefs of those on the other side of the political divide
2: Find areas of commonality in addition to differences
3: Learn something that might be helpful to you and to others in your community and the nation

Saturday, December 07, 2019 at 12:00 PM MST through December 08, 2019

Debate – Longmont, CO

This is a parliamentary style debate. It is more like a structured conversation with many sides. Anyone may speak or ask questions.

You can watch two short videos about Better Angels Debates at https://www.better-angels.org/debates/.

At this point, we need your help in choosing a topic. You'll find six different topics at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc98QitBr0vc0eDn8fpaJFStwZ6Z6WbXz_c05R3WwVGKzg6vg/viewform?usp=sf_link.

For each of the six topics or--as we say when debating--resolutions, you'll be asked to rate how much you care about it, whether you support or oppose it, and whether you'd be willing to speak about it at the debate.

Your answers to this poll will help us choose a resolution that evokes passion, and is likely to split the group with 50% in favor, and 50% opposed. If everyone agrees, it isn’t much of a debate!