Civil Conversations series: Co-sponsored by Braver Angels Arkansas & CALS
Is current political polarization and animosity making you afraid of talking about politics? Do you believe that the continued health of our democratic republic requires we work together to find common ground while maintaining respect for our differences? Come meet and talk with like-minded people who are committed to having honest but respectful discussions about political issues.
The Civil Conversation Series: Braver Angels Arkansas (BAAR) and the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) present Civil Conversations, a monthly series of conversations about politics and related topics. We welcome citizens who seek a respectful, safe environment in which to listen with curiosity to others and to speak effectively about their own views. Moderators from BAAR, trained by Braver Angels, will provide skills training and coaching while encouraging all to maintain a civil and respectful approach to our conversations. Anyone willing to commit to respectfully listening to others, and to sharing your own views with respect, is welcome. We will follow a specific format, and moderators will help ensure all participants follow guidelines for civil discussion. No registration is needed to attend, though we request you contact us if you plan to attend so we can send you training information and handouts ahead of time for your review.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details or if you have questions
Series schedule: This series will begin Wednesday, December 13, from 6:30-7:45 pm at the CALS Fletcher library annex at 823 N. Buchanan in Little Rock (501-663-5457) and will continue at 6:30-7:45 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month through October 2024. December topics are choice of "Immigration" or "Gun laws."
Goals of this series:
· Develop effective listening and speaking communication skills
· Treat each participant with respect
· Better understand the views and experiences of others
· Identify points of common ground despite different political philosophies