Beyond Polarization: How Liberals Can Communicate Better With Conservatives, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Sunday, 19. May 2019

Conversations across the political divide have become treacherous, with many people avoiding them or regretting them afterwards.  Some family members stop talking to each other altogether. In this workshop you’ll learn skills for communicating effectively and respectfully with conservative friends, coworkers, and loved ones who strongly disagree with you.  You’ll practice ways to clarify differences and search for common ground without igniting open hostilities. You’ll learn how to avoid the escalation trap when talking about President Trump. And you’ll get acquainted with the Better Angels movement to depolarize America.  This will be a lively, intense, and fun workshop.
Who can come?  Political "blues" (people who lean liberal/Democratic/progressive) who want to learn how to communicate better with political "reds" (people who lean conservative and/or Republican).
Questions?   Contact Sarah Yue at alanandsarah@gmail.com
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 a working alliance, 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  

Sunday, 19. May 2019, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Beyond Polarization: How Liberals Can Communicate Better With Conservatives

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