American politics is competitive, thrilling, frustrating – and infuriating. The stakes are high. Issues are important. Outcomes matter.
But do our politics have to be dehumanizing or demonizing? Does it have to bring out the worst in us? Do our politics have to destroy the goodwill of our society?
Many people avoid or dread political conversations with friends, family members, and colleagues whose politics differ from their own. Many attempts at political discussions devolve into arguments and result in hut feelings, anger, and increased partisanship.
This Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshop, led by Braver Angels staff, will teach skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of the relationship while giving participants a safe environment to practice those skills.
Any Hill Staffer interested in having better conversations with people on the other side of the political aisle is welcome. Please invite your colleagues and friends.
- To learn about the perspectives, feelings, and experiences of someone you care about who differs from you politically.
- To have a sense of satisfaction about how you conveyed your own perspective, feelings, and experiences.
- To discover some common ground.
Dinner will be provided. Click here to RSVP