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Wednesday, April 08, 2020 at 01:30 PM EDT
Seymour Center in Chapel Hill, NC

Better Angels: Skills Workshop – Chapel Hill, NC

This 2 1/2 hour workshop is designed to enhance your ability to have civil conversations in the current charged political environment.

About this Event

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

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/better-angels-skills-workshop-how-to-talk-across-the-political-divide-tickets-89878357587


Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 11:30 AM EDT

Better Angels: Skills Workshop- Franklin, TN

Practice discussing climate change with those who disagree with you.

About this Event

Can’t share what’s really on your mind? Worried about Climate Change? Polarized conversation doesn’t help. Learn to have respectful, constructive conversations. Practice clarifying differences, seeking common ground, and affirming relationships.

This is for anyone seeking better conversations with those across the aisle.

 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/better-angels-climate-change-skills-workshop-registration-91690244991


Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 01:30 PM EDT
Passmore Center in Hillsborough, NC

Better Angels: Skills Workshop – Hillsborough, NC

Learn to listen to and dialogue with people you disagree with politically!

About this Event

There's a lot of stress these days among family members and friends who are divided politically, and the current polarized public conversation doesn't help. Please join us for a Better Angels Skills Workshop to learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of the relationship.

After a presentation, you will have an opportunity to practice listening and speaking skills. You will practice in a pair with someone of your same political persuasion—red or blue. “Reds” lean conservative and tend to vote Republican. “Blues” lean liberal and tend to vote Democratic. If you fall somewhere in the middle, you can choose a side for purposes of practicing the skills.

Who can come? Anyone interested in having better conversations with people on the other side of the political aisle.

 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/better-angels-skills-workshop-how-to-talk-across-the-political-divide-tickets-90360505705



Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 03:00 PM MDT
Main Library in Boise, ID

Boise Mayor McLean Listening Tour

Mayor Lauren McLean:

Last year, I had the great honor of talking to thousands of Boiseans face-to-face in unscripted, informal conversations at open venues across our city. That experience deeply informed my priorities as Boise’s mayor and, as promised, I look forward to continuing the conversation.

I’m proud to announce the first four dates in my listening tour. I plan to rotate times, days of the week, and locations, offering as much variety as possible to increase accessibility for all.

3/11/20: 6-7pm | Library! at Hillcrest - 5246 W. Overland Rd., Boise, ID 83705
4/19/20: 3-4pm | Main Library! - 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID 83702
5/21/20: 2-3pm | Library! at Collister - 4724 W. State St., Boise, ID 83703
6/17/20: 6-7pm | Library! at Bown Crossing - 2153 E. Riverwalk Dr., Boise, ID 83706

As with my previous listening tour, everyone is welcome: no appointment required. Spanish and American Sign Language translation will be offered.

 

More info: https://www.cityofboise.org/news/mayor/2020/february/listening-tour/


Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 12:45 PM EDT
Unity of Melbourne in Melbourne, FL

Better Angels: Depolarizing Within Workshop – Melbourne, FL

Can we be critical without demonizing, dismissing, and stereotyping those who disagree with us politically?

About this Event

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 helps participants become more aware of their own "inner polarizer." It teaches how to be critical without demonizing, dismissing, or stereotyping large swaths of the population. And it offers 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.

Who can come? Anyone interested in examining their own inner polarization.

Questions? Contact Julie Mallisturner: mallisturner@yahoo.com

 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/better-angels-depolarizing-within-workshop-tickets-91975159177




Thursday, May 07, 2020 at 12:00 PM PDT
Sandy Library in Sandy, OR

Better Angels Skills Workshop-Sandy, OR

Contact Cynthia O'Brian (cynthiaobrienmusic@gmail.com) for more information.


Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 02:00 PM MDT
Library at Collister in Boise, ID

Boise Mayor McLean Listening Tour

Mayor Lauren McLean:

Last year, I had the great honor of talking to thousands of Boiseans face-to-face in unscripted, informal conversations at open venues across our city. That experience deeply informed my priorities as Boise’s mayor and, as promised, I look forward to continuing the conversation.

I’m proud to announce the first four dates in my listening tour. I plan to rotate times, days of the week, and locations, offering as much variety as possible to increase accessibility for all.

3/11/20: 6-7pm | Library! at Hillcrest - 5246 W. Overland Rd., Boise, ID 83705
4/19/20: 3-4pm | Main Library! - 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID 83702
5/21/20: 2-3pm | Library! at Collister - 4724 W. State St., Boise, ID 83703
6/17/20: 6-7pm | Library! at Bown Crossing - 2153 E. Riverwalk Dr., Boise, ID 83706

As with my previous listening tour, everyone is welcome: no appointment required. Spanish and American Sign Language translation will be offered.

 

More info: https://www.cityofboise.org/news/mayor/2020/february/listening-tour/