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Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 01:00 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!


Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM CDT

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.

Learn more and register here!


Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 06:00 PM CDT

Longest Table Event - University of Mississippi

The Longest Table welcomes the University of Mississippi community to sit down for a free dinner in a welcoming environment with people they may not know, to foster stronger connections, exchange stories, and share ideas about their community. More details including how to register coming soon!

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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 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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Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 07:00 PM EST
Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME

What is the Role of Government in America: A Make Shift Coffee House Conversation

What role should government play at local, state, and a national level?
What is the right size of government?
How should government affect your daily life?
What role should government play in:
Immigration?
Healthcare?
Education?
Climate change?
Social justice?
Business regulation?
Other issues?

In this Make Shift Coffee House we will discuss these and related questions.

As with all Make Shift Coffee Houses, this will not be a debate. We aim to learn about and understand each other’s political views, talk with our neighbors, and enjoy good company.

All are welcome! No advance registration or tickets required.

Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, Undecided…we want to hear from everyone!

Click here for specifics about the format and what it’s like to attend a Make Shift Coffee House.

For directions, click on this Google Map.


Wednesday, November 06, 2019 at 06:00 PM EST
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. 

RSVP

Wednesday, November 06, 2019 at 06:30 PM EST
Searsmont Town Library in Searsmont, ME

How Do Labels Work For You: A Make Shift Coffee House Conversation

Are your political views different from the labels?

Do you fall in line with political party ideals?

Why are we so quick to label others?

Please join us to explore political labels, stereotypes, and code words; how they help or hinder, and why we use them.

This is one of a series of three Make Shift Coffee Houses planned for the Waldo County area, Maine, USA. The three events are guided by a local committee co-chaired by Independent, Cathy Roberts and Republican, Patty Keyes.

As with all Make Shift Coffee Houses, this will not be a debate. We aim to learn about and understand each other’s political views, talk with our neighbors, and enjoy good company.

All are welcome! No advance registration or tickets required.

Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, Undecided…we want to hear from everyone!

Click here for specifics about the format and what it's like to attend a Make Shift Coffee House.

For directions, click on this Google Map.

 


Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 06:00 PM EST
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. 

RSVP

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 06:00 PM EST
Queens Library at Forest Hills in Forest Hills, NY

Let's Talk Democracy Advocacy Fair

Join Let's Talk Democracy and local community groups to learn how you can get involved!

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