What happened when Trump voters and Clinton voters got together to discuss across political divides?
Bill Doherty is the co-founder of Braver Angels, which runs workshops, debates, and other events where "red" and "blue" participants attempt to better understand one another's positions and discover their shared values.
Doherty is a professor at the University of Minnesota and a practicing marriage and family therapist. He plays a unique role in the bridge-building community when it comes to healing political divisions.
In this episode of Everyday Heroes, Bill talks about creating the first Braver Angels workshop, which now has scaled to more than 1,000 workshops and tens of thousands of participants nationwide. As a companion series to The Reunited States, an acclaimed feature documentary, Everyday Heroes profiles civic pioneers across the USA who are creating novel solutions to polarization.
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