Approved Submissions

102
Saturday, December 07, 2019 at 09:00 AM EST

Better Angels Day-long Red/Blue Workshop--Wayland, MA

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

https://www.eventbrite.com/signin/?referrer=%2Fpreview%3Feid%3D77874052387 


Saturday, December 07, 2019 at 12:00 PM EST

Better Angels Skills Workshop-Frederick, MD

Skills Training Workshops can be done with any size group and any mix of red (conservative) and blue (liberal/progressive) participants. Skills workshops do the following: Provide you with the knowledge of what it takes to have constructive, non-polarizing conversations between people who disagree politically. Give you the chance to practice the skills to have these conversations. Motivate you to have these conversations with people in your social network.

Learn more and register here!


Saturday, December 07, 2019 at 12:00 PM EST

Better Angels Debate- Longmont, CO

A Better Angels Debate is a different kind of debate in which a group of people think together, listen carefully to one another, and allow themselves to be touched and perhaps changed by each other’s ideas. When done well, everyone walks out a little closer to the truth, more aware of the validity in opposing views, and with tighter community relationships. Debates encourage the passionate and energetic expression of ideas; allow for the expression of nuance and ambiguity; allow people to admit that they are not really sure which side they support when that’s the case.  

Learn more and register here!

https://www.better-angels.org/event/debate-longmont-co/ 


Saturday, December 07, 2019 at 12:00 PM PST
Community Room, Colorado Center in Santa Monica, CA

Better Angels Debate- Santa Monica, CA

A Better Angels Debate is a different kind of debate in which a group of people think together, listen carefully to one another, and allow themselves to be touched and perhaps changed by each other’s ideas. When done well, everyone walks out a little closer to the truth, more aware of the validity in opposing views, and with tighter community relationships. Debates encourage the passionate and energetic expression of ideas; allow for the expression of nuance and ambiguity; allow people to admit that they are not really sure which side they support when that’s the case.

Learn more and register here!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/better-angels-debate-tickets-78904225663


Sunday, December 08, 2019 at 02:00 PM EST
Onenes Center for Spiritual Living in Ellicott City, MD

Better Angels Skills Training Workshop- Ellicott City, MD

Skills Training Workshops can be done with any size group and any mix of red (conservative) and blue (liberal/progressive) participants. Skills workshops do the following: Provide you with the knowledge of what it takes to have constructive, non-polarizing conversations between people who disagree politically. Give you the chance to practice the skills to have these conversations. Motivate you to have these conversations with people in your social network.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talking-across-the-divide-skills-workshop-by-better-angels-registration-82889955087 

Learn more and register here!


Monday, December 09, 2019 at 06:00 PM CST

Chicago Police Board Community Listening Sessions for Superintendent Search (Dec 9)

The Police Board will conduct community listening sessions as an essential part of the search for Chicago's next Police Superintendent. Come share your views on the qualifications and experience you want to see in Chicago's next Superintendent. 


Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 05:30 PM EST
OpenGov Hub in Washington, DC

Better Angels Debate-Washington, DC

Better Angels Debate is a different kind of debate in which a group of people think together, listen carefully to one another, and allow themselves to be touched and perhaps changed by each other’s ideas. When done well, everyone walks out a little closer to the truth, more aware of the validity in opposing views, and with tighter community relationships. Debates encourage the passionate and energetic expression of ideas; allow for the expression of nuance and ambiguity; allow people to admit that they are not really sure which side they support when that’s the case. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/better-angels-debate-democratic-reforms-tickets-79933215399 


Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 01:30 PM EST
Community Service Building in Wilmington, DE

Better Angels Depolarizing Within Workshop-Wilmington, DE

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 workshop teaches participants: How to be more aware of their own "inner polarizer." How to be critical without demonizing, dismissing, or stereotyping large swaths of the population. Strategies for intervening constructively in social conversations with like-minded peers when these conversations veer into contempt and ridicule for people who hold other political views.


Learn more and register here!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/better-angels-depolarizing-from-within-tickets-82961844109


Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 06:00 PM CST
Muslim Community Center in Chicago, IL

Chicago Police Board Community Listening Sessions for Superintendent Search (Dec 11)

The Police Board will conduct community listening sessions as an essential part of the search for Chicago's next Police Superintendent. Come share your views on the qualifications and experience you want to see in Chicago's next Superintendent. 


Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 06:00 PM CST
JLM Community Center in Chicago, IL

Chicago Police Board Community Listening Sessions for Superintendent Search (Dec 12)

The Police Board will conduct community listening sessions as an essential part of the search for Chicago's next Police Superintendent. Come share your views on the qualifications and experience you want to see in Chicago's next Superintendent.