About this Event
Depolarizing Within Workshop In Castle Rock, Colorado . Come early and/or stay after, to meet and visit. To register, see REGISTER button above.
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 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.
This is not about changing your views so much as improving your listening and speaking skills . Presented by a professional Better Angels facilitator.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory…will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
– Abraham Lincoln, 1861
615 Fourth St
Castle Rock, CO 80104
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