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Better Angels Skills Workshop

  • Ames Public Library 515 Douglas Avenue Ames, IA, 50010 United States (map)

How to Talk Across the Political Divide

There's a lot of stress these days among family members and friends who are divided politically, and the current polarized public conversation doesn't help. Please join us for the Better Angels Skills 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.

This is a free workshop hosted by Inclusive Ames in partnership with:

Ames Public Library

League of Women Voters Ames

Story County Story County Democrats

Story County Republicans

Earlier Event: October 6
Town Hall with Kamala Harris
Later Event: October 16
Pete Buttigieg in Ames