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Depolarizing Within

a Better Angels Workshop

2019-09-28 13:00:00 2019-09-28 16:00:00 America/New_York Depolarizing Within Much of today’s epidemic of toxic polarization is driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side. Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Saturday, September 28
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-09-28 13:00:00 2019-09-28 16:00:00 America/New_York Depolarizing Within Much of today’s epidemic of toxic polarization is driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side. Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room

Much of today’s epidemic of toxic polarization is driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side.

Too often we stereotype, dismiss, or ridicule our fellow citizens who support the other political party, its leaders, and its policies.  Although political polarization in some form has always been around, it was less problematic when people interacted more outside their own silos. Nowadays, people on the other side have become not just strangers but enemies.  How we talk among ourselves about them fuels fires that threaten our democracy.

What if we learn the discipline of non-polarizing attitudes and words about the political “Other” with whom we do share a national past and future?

This workshop will: 

·       Help you become more aware of your inner polarizer 

·       Help you learn ways to depolarize yourself so that you can disagree without demonizing, dismissing, or stereotyping the millions of people who differ from you politically  

·       Teach you skills for how to intervene in social conversations with like-minded people when those conversations veer into contempt and ridicule for people who hold other political views 

 

Better Angels is a national nonprofit with a mission to depolarize America. Learn more at www.better-angels.org.

AGE GROUP: | Teen | Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Community Engagement |

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Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Phone: 919-560-8590
Location Manager:
Ruth Link (interim)

Hours
Mon, Aug 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Aug 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Aug 12 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Aug 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Aug 14 9:30AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Aug 15 9:30AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Aug 16 2:00PM to 6:00PM

About the branch

A renovated and expanded Southwest Regional Library opened in 2010 at 25,000 sq ft. The library features free wireless internet access, public computers, printing and fax services, and meeting space. 

Upcoming events

Sun, Sep 06, All day
All Durham County Library locations will be closed September 6th and 7th in observance of Labor Day.

Mon, Sep 07, All day
All Durham County Library locations will be closed September 6th and 7th in observance of Labor Day.