a bipartisan citizens movement working to unify our divided nation

Better Angels Events


Better Angels Workshops, Debates and Presentations

Better Angels holds workshops, debates and public presentations designed to bridge the polarizing political divide we have in this country.  These events allow conservatives and liberals to get past the destructive stereotypes we have of one another so we can have civil conversations about real issues that lead to productive problem-solving.   

  • Red / Blue Workshops    Equal numbers of conservatives and liberals come together for a full day of structured conversations.  The purpose of the Red / Blue workshop is to understand each other's point of view, not to argue with the other side or change someone's beliefs.  These are invitation-only events.
  • Skills Workshops   Learn and practice communication skills for talking to friends and loved ones across the political divide. 2 1/2 hours, open to the public.
  • Better Angels Debates   These are highly structured conversations in which a group of people think and listen together to discuss a specific issue.  These differ from traditional debates in that they are not designed as a competition, but as an examination of a current topic from many viewpoints. 
  • Public Presentations   Local leaders are available to speak to Rotary, churches and other organizations and businesses about Better Angels. We also look forward to putting on public forums, panels and presentations on current political topics.  

EMAIL LIST: If you would like to join our mailing list and be informed about upcoming events, email Nancy Matela at nmatela@better-angels.org

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