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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 05:30 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!


Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 08:00 AM PDT
Concord Station in Concord, CA

BART's General Manager Robert Powers' Listening Tour, Concord Station

BART's new General Manager Robert Powers has launched a listening tour to hear directly from riders to get feedback about BART service and policies.

Powers will visit stations on Wednesdays and will be on the platform talking to riders while they wait for trains. Posters will be displayed on Station Agent booths in advance to notify riders when the General Manager will be at the station. A pop-up banner will be displayed at the faregates with his picture while the General Manager is at the station so riders know to look for him on the platform.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 05:30 PM EDT
Bartholomew Public Library in Columbus, IN

Region 9 - 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.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 03:00 PM PDT
Civic Center Station in Oakland, CA

BART's General Manager Robert Powers' Listening Tour, 19th Street Station

BART's new General Manager Robert Powers has launched a listening tour to hear directly from riders to get feedback about BART service and policies.

Powers will visit stations on Wednesdays and will be on the platform talking to riders while they wait for trains. Posters will be displayed on Station Agent booths in advance to notify riders when the General Manager will be at the station. A pop-up banner will be displayed at the faregates with his picture while the General Manager is at the station so riders know to look for him on the platform.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 06:00 PM EDT
Queens Library at Forest Hills in Forest Hills, NY

Let's Talk Democracy presents: Democracy in Peril

Join us as Michael Krasner, Professor of Political Science at Queens College, returns by popular demand to present Can Democracy Survive? – a 5-week civics series that focuses on the threats to our current democracy and what we can do to defend it. He will cover the benefits and vulnerabilities of democracies in the modern world, highlight those that are under attack today, discuss issues and causes that are weakening our democracy and possible responses to these worrisome trends.  Don’t miss this free, informative journey to empowerment through better understanding of our times. 

ADMISSION IS FREE

www.letstalkdemocracy.org

About Prof. Michael Krasner

Queens College Political Science Professor Michael Krasner is an expert in American government and politics. As co-director of the Taft Institute for Government at Queens College, he works to expand and enhance citizen participation by promoting a better understanding of the political process. 

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Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 07:00 PM EDT

Virtual LRC Conversation on More Curious, Less Furious

A 90-minute conversation with optional 30-minute Q & A with hosts. Living Room Conversations offers a simple, sociable and structured way to practice communicating across differences while building understanding and relationships. Typically, 4-7 people meet in person or by video call for about 90 minutes to listen to and be heard by others on one of our nearly 100 topics. Rather than debating or convincing others, we take turns talking to share and learn. No preparation is required.

See the conversation guide and register here!


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

Better Angels Skills Workshop – Burnt Hills, NY

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.

Contact Dave Rowell (daverowell52@gmail.com)or Eva Galvin (kalvi99@gmail.com) for exact location. 

 

https://www.better-angels.org/event/skills-workshop-burnt-hills-ny/ 


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

Day-long Red/Blue Workshop – Easton, MD

What is a Red/Blue Workshop?

5-8 Republican-leaning citizens (“Reds”) and 5-8 Democratic-leaning citizens (“Blues”) gather together for a 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.

Contact Organizers Pat Ingram (program@habitatchoptank.org)and Nancy Andrew (nandrew411@gmail.com)  for exact location – Easton, MD

https://www.better-angels.org/event/day-long-red-blue-workshop-easton-md/ 

For more on what is a Red/Blue workshop visit https://www.better-angels.org/what-we-do/red-blue-workshops/ 


Saturday, November 02, 2019 at 01:00 PM EDT

Better Angels Debate

You are invited to a Better Angels community debate! You probably haven’t experienced anything like it. It’s a highly structured conversation 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.

Topic of the Debate and Resolution:Resolved: A woman should have the right to terminate a pregnancy without interference from the government.

Contact Organizer Paul Witte (pwitte@cfl.rr.com) for exact location – Melbourne FL

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/better-angels-debate-tickets-68463675697


Sunday, November 03, 2019 at 11:00 AM EST
New Providence Library in New Providence, NJ

Better Angels Skills Workshop – New Providence, NJ

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.

contact Ellen Malosh (librarian) (emalosh@newprovidencelibrary.org)for exact location.

https://www.better-angels.org/event/skills-workshop-new-providence-nj/