Free Workshop “How to Talk Across the Political Divide”

When:
March 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Where:
Unity of Boulder Church
2855 Folsom St, Boulder, CO 80304
USA

Free Workshop – Saturday, March 16 at 9:00 am
Better Angels Skills Workshop: “How to Talk Across the Political Divide”
Location: Fellowship Hall, Unity of Boulder
Organizer: Lorri Park

There’s a lot of stress these days among family members, friends, and neighbors 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 maintaining relationships despite differences.

The workshop will include presentation and opportunities to practice. You will pair up to practice 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. You will talk about one topic of your choice – either gun rights or immigration control.

WHO CAN COME?
Anyone interested in having better conversations with people on the other side of the political issue.

Space is limited. Please contact Lorri Park at 303.447.8447 or the church office at 303.442.1411 to register.

ABOUT BETTER ANGELS:

Launched in 2016, Better Angels is a bipartisan citizen’s movement to unify our divided nation. By bringing red and blue Americans together into working alliances, we’re building new ways to talk to one another, participate together in public life, and influence the direction of the nation.

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