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Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 09:00 AM EDT

Better Angels Red/Blue Workshop (day-long)

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.

Learn more and register here!


Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 09:00 AM EDT

Better Angels Red/Blue Workshop (day-long)

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.

Learn more and register here!


Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM PDT

Better Angels Red/Blue Workshop (day-long)

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.

Learn more and register here!


Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT

Better Angels Skills Training Workshop

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!


Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM CDT

Better Angels Red/Blue Workshop (short-form)

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.

Learn more and register here!


Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 03:00 PM PDT

Better Angels Skills Training Workshop

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!


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 09:30 AM CDT

NIH Office of AIDS Research Listening Session

The NIH Office of AIDS Research seeks input on the current NIH HIV research priorities and emerging scientific areas to be considered for support over the next 5 years. Registration will open in September.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT

Better Angels Depolarizing Within Workshop

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.


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Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 07:00 PM EDT

Better Angels Information Event

It All Began In Southwest Ohio, Where Trump Voters And Clinton Voters Gathered In Our Red/Blue Workshops In The Weeks And Months After The 2016 Election.

Now, the second workshop and its aftermath have been captured in Better Angels: Reuniting America, a one-hour documentary film by Emmy-winning director Jim Brown and produced by Peter Yarrow of the legendary Peter, Paul, and Mary trio.

Better Angels: Reuniting America shows 8 Democratic-leaning voters and 7 Republican-leaning voters moving through a Better Angels signature Red/Blue workshop, from initial skepticism to more profound understanding and empathy. You’ll get an inside look at how a Democratic voter went from threatening to cut off relationships with Trump voters to becoming dear friends with one—and how a Republican voter moved from disdaining progressives to taking co-leadership with one in a movement that now spans the country.

 


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 08:00 PM EDT

Better Angels Conversation About Guns

The next Better Angels Member Call Sept. 25, 8 pm ET, which will feature a Conversation About Guns. Four highly knowledgeable members, two red and two blue, will discuss their perspectives on gun rights/gun control, then answer questions from attendees. You can become a member of Better Angels for as low as $12 per year. Visit www.better-angels.org/join. Once you join, log in, and register for this Zoom call by clicking on the link at the top of the Members Portal page.

Our participants will be:

Cindy Kyser,  red, member of the NRA, belongs to a local gun club and shoots regularly at an outdoor range. She is an avid deer hunter (to fill her freezer, not for sport) and hunts wild hogs, on occasion. She has a Concealed Carry License and has owned firearms for 30+ years in a southern state.

Mark Beckwith, blue, the retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, NJ. After the Newtown CT shooting in 2012, he helped form Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a national network of nearly 100 bishops who focus on education, education and public witness. He has served as the bishop liaison to other gun violence prevention organizations.

Kirk Whatley, red, owner of Whatley Training LLC in Hadley Massachusetts, which provides shooting sports and firearms training. He is an NRA Certified Firearm Instructor and Range Safety Officer, a Life Member of the Second Amendment Foundation, and has 40 years experience with firearms and the firearms industry.

Shani Nuckols, blue, leader of the South Jersey chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, one of the largest grassroots organizations in the country. She works with an active group of "mothers and others" to promote common sense legislative reforms, and notes that she is not a gun owner.