Better Angels: Skills Workshop – Rockford, IL

Depolarizing political conversation in the Rockford Area. Presented by Rockford Public Library and Better Angels as an 815 Choose Civility initiative.


There's a lot of stress these days among family members and friends who are divided politically, and the current polarized public conversation doesn't help. Please join us for a Better Angels Skills Workshop to learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of the relationship.

After a presentation, you will have an opportunity to practice listening and speaking skills. You will practice in a pair with someone of your same political persuasion—red or blue. “Reds” lean conservative and tend to vote Republican. “Blues” lean liberal and tend to vote Democratic. If you fall somewhere in the middle, you can choose a side for purposes of practicing the skills.

Who can come? Anyone interested in having better conversations with people on the other side of the political aisle.

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February 15, 2020 at 10am - 12:30pm Central Time (US & Canada)
Nordlof Center
118 N Main St
Rockford, IL 61101
United States
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Robbie Ha ·