Society & Culture

Braver Angels take on our ‘inner polarizer’

A free workshop (donations welcome) will help participants become more aware of their “inner polarizer” and learn methods for disagreeing without contempt and ridicule. 

Braver Angels, a non-partisan group dedicated to civil discourse, will hold this workshop Saturday, September 9 1:30-4:30 pm at the Brownell Library in Essex Junction. 

Much of today’s polarization is driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side, organizers say. Too often, people stereotype, dismiss, or ridicule fellow citizens who support the other political party, its leaders, and its policies. This workshop is for anyone interested in examining their own inner polarization and learning strategies to disagree without condemning or ridiculing others.

Find more information on the Braver Angels website.

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  1. While this event has merit. It shows no understanding of Social Justice and it’s resulting identity politics causing discourse in America. I have been to many school board meetings and it makes no difference how pleasant or respectful you are when you present information. You are always met with hostility and intimidation by school boards and the community for not going along with transformative policies and objectives being discussed. These ideologs reject enlightenment rationalism and polite discourse. They people have been groomed to implement radical social changes.

  2. Instead of running a workshop for citizens, why not train the leadership and media talking heads to stop gaslighting, ridiculing, stereotyping, belittling, demoralizing, etc.? The civil discourse starts at the top of the heap, not the bottom. Who pushed the DEI grift, Climate grift, COVID grift, aka mind control psyops? Citizens were getting along just fine until the leadership decided to divide and conquer.

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