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Depolarizing the Politics Within: Becoming A Braver Angel in Your Own World

  • August 14, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online/ZOOM

Registration


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Friday, August 14

10:00 am –12:00 pm

Cohosted by Womanspace and The Rockford Public Library 

This program is online only using ZOOM. You will receive the Zoom link to the online skills practice upon registration for this event.

Much of today’s epidemic of toxic polarization is driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side. Too often we stereotype, dismiss, or ridicule our fellow citizens who support the other political party, its leaders, and its policies. How we talk among ourselves about "them" fuels fires that threaten our democracy.

This free, 2-hour workshop (plus a 40-minute online self-study course) will help participants become more aware of their own "inner polarizer." It teaches how to be critical without demonizing, dismissing, or stereotyping large parts of the population. And it offers strategies for intervening constructively in social conversations with like-minded friends when these conversations veer into contempt and ridicule for people who hold other political views.

This online Braver Angels Workshop has two parts. Register now to reserve a space, and then:

  • Complete the 40-minute self-study course on the Braver Angels website (mandatory before participating in the skills practice): SELF-STUDY COURSE
  • Practice the skills learned in the self-study course by attending the online skills practice on Zoom 

Questions? Contact Chuck Stone: cstone2@sbcglobal.net

Register by: 8/13


Office Phone: (815) 877-0118

Fax: (815) 877-0265


3333 Maria Linden Dr.

Rockford, IL 61114


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