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      Conservative? Liberal? Learn how to talk with the other side. in Leesburg


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      May 4, 2019

      Saturday  12:30 PM

      25 West Market St
      Leesburg, Virginia 20176

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      Conservative? Liberal? Learn how to talk with the other side.

      There's a lot of stress these days among family members and friends who are divided politically, and the current polarized public conversation doesn't help. We're offering two Better Angels Skills Workshops -- one for "reds" and one for "blues" -- that will run simultaneously. You can come alone to the workshop that best fits you, or you can bring someone on the "other side" who'll also be learning cross-the-divide skills with likeminded folks. The Town of Leesburg and its Diversity Commission will provide a light lunch from 12:30 to 1, and then the workshops will begin, followed by an hour of informal socializing after the workshops end at 4, again with refreshments provided. Participants will learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of the relationship. In each workshop, you will have an opportunity to practice listening and speaking skills via roleplays. So you want a “red” ticket if you lean conservative and/or tend to vote Republican. You'll want a “blue” ticket if you lean liberal and/or tend to vote Democratic. If you fall somewhere in the middle, you can choose a side in order to join a workshop and learn the skills. Who can come? Anyone interested in having better conversations with people on the other side of the political aisle. Tickets are free but registration is required. Questions? Contact Better Angels Coordinator Mel Pine at mel@better-angels.org.

      Categories: Politics & Activism

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