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Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshop with Braver Angels

The Center for the Political Future is partnering with Braver Angels for this month's Listen In Session.

Learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of the relationship. This workship does the following:

  • Provides knowledge about what it takes to have constructive, non-polarizing conversations between people who disagree politically.
  • Gives you the chance to practice these skills to have these conversations
  • Motivates you to have these conversations with people in your social network

You will practice listening and speaking skills in a pair with someone of your own 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.

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Infrastructure: past, present, and future

Organizer: Network for Responsible Public Policy

Location: Virtual

Infrastructure has been the bedrock to America's development, progress, and dreams. Roads to highways, dams, bridges, electric grids, railways and then airports and now internet and more. Can we learn from history, assess current needs, understand the economics and have a vision for our future?

Public Views of Proposals in the Reconciliation Budget

Organizer: Program for Public Consultation (PPC) at the University of Maryland

Location: Virtual

On September 9th from 2-3pm, join the Program for Public Consultation (PPC) at the University of Maryland for an analysis of public opinion on 23 of the major proposals in the current draft of the reconciliation budget related to child care and nutrition, Pre-K, family and medical leave, college affordability, immigration, energy and the environment, health care, and many more.