Join us for the Braver Angels Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshop to learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of
After a presentation, you will have an opportunity to practice conversation 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.
The Desired Outcomes are:
...Knowledge of what it takes to have constructive, non-polarizing conversations between people who disagree politically
...Skills in having these conversations
...Motivation to have these conversations in one's social network
Before the 9/29 workshop, participants need to take this 40 minute introductory on-line training ahead of the scheduled Zoom meeting. It can be paused and resumed, so you don't need to dedicate one block of time to do it.
Launched in 2016, Braver Angels is a bipartisan citizen’s movement to unify our divided nation. By bringing red and blue Americans together into a working alliance, Braver Angels is building new ways
to talk to one another, participate together in public life, and influence the direction of the nation. www.braverangels.org
Common Grounds: Produced in partnership with local group Unity in the Community, this diversity series seeks to find our common grounds and assist in facilitating civil conversations on topics of race, political beliefs, gender, creed, abilities and more, as well as celebrate the diversity within Roxbury Township.
Register online or by calling the library at 973 584-2400. A Zoom link will be sent to all the registrants.