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Sunday, August 25, 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.

 

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Monday, August 26, 2019 at 07:00 PM EDT

Virtual LRC Conversation on Communicating with Care

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.

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Wednesday, August 28, 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.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 06:00 PM CDT
Sterl Hall in Abilene, KS

Corn farmers invited to Kansas Corn's August listening tour

Kansas Corn invites corn growers to attend one of its 2019 listening tour stops scheduled at nine locations across the state in August. For the fourth year, Kansas Corn is conducting a listening tour to reach farmers and industry partners to discuss issues impacting corn and agriculture. Kansas Corn will provide a meal and refreshments while diving into several topics including trade, ethanol, corn markets, education, and local challenges and opportunities.

“Our annual listening tour provides our grower leaders and staff with insight from growers in each area of the state, and we use that input to drive our organizations through the year,” Kansas Corn CEO Greg Krissek said. “In addition to listening to growers, we give them updates on efforts of both the association and commission.”

The listening tour is sponsored by the Kansas Corn Growers Association, Kansas Corn Commission and many local sponsors. All corn growers are invited to attend and are encouraged to RSVP to help with meal counts at the kscorn.com website, by calling 785-410-5009 or by emailing events@ksgrains.com.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 07:00 PM EDT

Virtual LRC Conversation on Peace Building

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 topic guide and register here!


Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 01:00 PM PDT
The Rio Linda Grange #403 in Rio Linda, CA

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.

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Thursday, September 05, 2019 at 07:00 PM EDT

Virtual LRC Conversation on Abortion

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 topic guide and register here!


Saturday, September 07, 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 07, 2019 at 09:00 AM CDT
Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO

Mississippi River Advocates, Army Corps To Hold Listening Sessions

We are hosting six Saturday events along the Upper Mississippi River this summer. These gatherings will be different from many other public meetings. The people who come to these events will set the agenda and lead the discussions. There will not be presentations by “experts.”

Conversations will focus on reducing the risks of flooding, maintaining the navigation channel, managing river sediment, and preparing for a future long term drought. Share the impacts to you, your neighbors, and your community, and talk about how we can all work together better to address these issues.

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Saturday, September 07, 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!