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Depolarizing Within Workshop for Faculty and Staff
October 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NC Campus Compact and the Braver Angels Alliance of Central North Carolina are teaming up to host two “Depolarizing Within Workshops.” This first workshop is for faculty and staff only.
This free workshop will help you become more aware of your “inner polarizer” and learn a useful method for disagreeing with others
About this Event
Much of today’s 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.
This free, two-hour workshop helps participants become more aware of their own “inner polarizer.” It teaches how to be critical without demonizing, dismissing, or stereotyping large swaths of the population. And it offers strategies for intervening constructively in social conversations with like-minded peers when these conversations veer into contempt and ridicule for people who hold other political views.
This is a two-part workshop.
Part one consists of a 40 minute, interactive online course on the Braver Angels website.
Part two is practicing what you’ve learned in our two-hour, online workshop.
Who is invited? Anyone interested in examining their own inner polarization.
Register to attend this free event. You will receive a link to the ZOOM meeting 24 hours ahead of the event.