Leading Local: Depolarizing Within
Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Recognize your inner polarizer and focus on affirming the value and humanity of the other side, even among people you disagree with. Learn and practice skills to intervene in polarizing conversations without risking accusations of disloyalty or naïveté.
This series is designed to be interactive. Attendees must be on time and stay through the entirety of each session.
About the Leading Local Bridging Divides Series
In our current polarized political environment, many local leaders avoid or dread political conversations with people whose politics differ from their own. They worry, rightly so, that any attempts at political discussions will devolve into arguments and acrimony, and result in reputation issues, anger or retaliation.
This workshop teaches skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of relationships. The session also gives participants a safe environment to practice those skills. This interactive training is free to attend, but space is limited and RSVPs are required.
This series is hosted by ILG in partnership with Braver Angels
About Braver Angels
Braver Angels is an organization uniting Red and Blue Americans in a working alliance to depolarize America.
- As individuals, we try to understand the other side’s point of view, even if we don’t agree with it.
- In our communities, we engage those we disagree with, looking for common ground and ways to work together.
- In politics, we support principles that bring us together rather than divide us.
Braver Angels activities include organizing community workshops, debates and local alliances, gathering annually to determine national priorities, and convening Red, Blue and Other thought leaders to make new arguments and show better ways to disagree. Braver Angels recently launched a new Braver Politics initiative to enable elected officials, candidates, and their staffs to develop skills for communicating across difference, and build constructive relationships across the partisan divide. Learn more at https://braverangels.org/.