Better Angels Workshops

Better Angels Skills Workshop

How to Talk Across the Political Divide 

What:   Political divisions have created a lot of stress these days among friends, in the workplace and even within families. The current polarized public conversation doesn't help.  Please join us for a Better Angels Skills Workshop to learn techniques and methods for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of our relationships. 

Following a presentation by trained moderators, you will have an opportunity to practice these conversation skills 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.

Organizers:  Gwenn Branstad (612)803-0651 [email protected] and Bruce MacKenzie (612) 720-6071 [email protected]

When:  July 18, 6:00 PM to 8:30

Where: Harrisville Conference Room  Bethlehem Lutheran Church 4100 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Date: 07/18/2018 (Wed.)

Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm CDT

Location: Harrisville Conference Room Bethlehem Lutheran Church 4100 South Lyndale Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota

Created by:   Bruce MacKenzie
 
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Available Slot

Leaning Red

Assists Pairing for Skills Practice

 
6 slots filled - more available
Sandra Anderson
Keith Correia
Lyall Schwarzkopf
Peter Gabler
Gwenn Branstad
Donna Roe

Leaning Blue

Assists Pairing for Skills Practice

 
23 slots filled - more available
Lila Mayes Mayes
Kirsten Vaage
Rochell Gifford
Caroline Correia
Gail Nylin
Arnold & Estee Krueger (2)
Karen Gabler
Gary Ujifusa
Moderate on fiscal issues. Liberal on social issues. Good friends on both sides.
Nate Gabel
Signed up.
Cindy Jacobson
Marie Denholm
Jon DeVries
Caroline Cochran
I'm very firmly in the blue camp!
Carol Pfleiderer
Rebecca MacKenzie
Andrea Johnson
I'm very blue!
David Gabel
Laurie Gabel
Marianne Mattson
shari anderson
Lisa Larges
John Widen


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