Skills for Disagreeing Better – A Braver Angels Workshop


Wed, May 22, 2024    
6:00 pm


Kingston Library
61 Crown St, Kingston, NY, 12401

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This workshop helps participants understand the values and concerns of those who differ from them politically, and it teaches essential skills for communicating across differences and finding common ground.
In this polarized time, we lack basic understanding of why people on the other political side hold their beliefs. We don’t see them as they see themselves–their core values and central concerns–but instead as we choose to see them. We are tempted to regard our own side as principled and the other side as self-interested. And when we try to communicate across this gap, we often lack the skills for listening carefully, looking for common ground, and sharing our perspectives in ways that connect rather than create more misunderstanding. .We can learn to disagree better in polarized times, which means accurately seeing where we differ and where we share common ground.
This workshop will offer you:
More understanding of the values and concerns of people who differ from you politically
Better skills for listening in a way the other person feels heard
Better skills for sharing viewpoints in a way the other person might hear even if they disagree
Braver Angels is the nation’s largest grassroots organization uniting red and blue Americans in a working alliance to depolarize America. Its leadership is half “red” and half “blue.” Learn more at