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Thur, Oct 25, 6:30 PM Red/Blue Depolarization skills Workshop at Grace Lutheran Church, Evanston

Grace Luthern Church is located at 1430 South Blvd., Evanston.

With Thanksgiving approaching, and the anticipation of sitting around an extended family dinner table, there's a lot of stress among family members and friends who are divided politically, and the current polarized public conversation doesn't help. Please join us for this Better Angels Workshop to learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of the relationship.

After a presentation, you will have an opportunity to practice conversation skills. You will practice in a pair with someone of your same political persuasion—red or blue. “Reds” lean conservative and tend to vote Republican. “Blues” lean liberal and tend to vote Democratic. If you fall somewhere in the middle, you can choose a side for purposes of practicing the skills.

Who can come? Anyone interested in having better conversations with people on the other side of the political aisle. The workshop is free of charge, but advance registration is required.

To register, via Eventbrite please click HERE 

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Why the name Better Angels?

“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