Braver Angels Depolarizing Within Communications Workshop

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Join us for a free online workshop to learn how to communicate with those who hold different views

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A surprising aspect of today’s epidemic of toxic polarization is driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those who hold other views. Too often we stereotype, dismiss, or ridicule our fellow citizens who differ from us in their perspectives on climate change or its solutions. How we talk among ourselves about "the other" fuels fires that threaten the progress of climate solutions. This workshop, presented in collaboration with Braver Angels*, will help you become more aware of your inner polarizer, help you learn to depolarize yourself and teach you skills for intervening in social conversations with like-minded people when those conversations veer into contempt and ridicule for people who hold other views. All are welcome.

Join us for this virtual workshop on Saturday, April 24, 9 am PT/10 am MT/11 am CT/Noon ET, and will run 2.5 hours.

Once you RSVP, you will receive the video conference meeting connection information in your Eventbrite confirmation email, and we will send a reminder in the days leading up to the workshop. Please double check your SPAM or Promotions email folders. If you do not receive either message or have trouble finding the meeting access information, please email

If you are new to Zoom, this two minute video will help you get started. For the best video conference experience and to be able to participate fully, please upgrade your Zoom application to the latest version.

Braver Angels requests you print out the Participant Guide in advance of the workshop (do not complete the handout, just have it available for the workshop), and to please have a writing utensil and extra paper to write on during the workshop. We'll also include the Participant Guide in the reminder emails.

About Braver Angels

*Braver Angels is a national nonprofit with a mission to depolarize America (, which is partnering with Citizens’ Climate Lobby to advance depolarization of discussions of climate change. This workshop uses the techniques of Braver Angels to depolarize discussions, enhance discovery of ‘reasonable citizens,’ accelerate the discovery of common ground, and to encourage common action.

About Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL)

CCL empowers everyday people to work with their community and their members of Congress on climate change solutions. Our supporters cover the political spectrum and work in more than 450 local chapters. Together, we’re building support for a national bipartisan solution to climate change.

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Our consistently respectful, nonpartisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering our supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions.

In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act we train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community.

Citizens' Climate Education (CCE), since its founding in 2007, has exponentially grown its global coalition to a remarkable 190,000+ registered supporters. Volunteers are organized into over 500 active chapters. Each chapter is run by a Group Leader and supported by State Coordinators and Regional Coordinators. Chapters work closely with their corresponding Congressional Liaison, who is a designated CCE volunteer leader that maintains the ongoing relationship between a specific member of Congress and local CCE chapters within that member’s district or state. At each level of our organizational model, CCE staff provides robust coordination, systems, training, and support to ensure volunteers are successful in their advocacy work. Learn more at

Citizens’ Climate Education (CCE) and Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) are sister organizations that complement each other in strategically building political will for impactful climate solutions. CCE is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that provides key trainings, tools, and other educational resources to help volunteers become effective advocates for climate solutions. CCL is a registered 501(c)(4) organization that supports volunteer-led and other direct lobbying efforts on specific climate legislation. Each organization has its own governing board, operating budget, and audited financials. As CCL has a more public-facing presence, most public accomplishments are attributed to it. Nevertheless, most program activities are related to climate education rather than direct lobbying efforts, and come from the CCE budget.


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