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Families and Politics Workshop

Online

August 16, 2021

7-9:15 pm

Family relationships are casualties of our toxic political environment. Preserve important family bonds while staying true to your values.

Families and Politics workshops show participants how to talk about politics with their loved ones in a way that brings them closer together — not farther apart.

Register by August 12 here: HERE

About this event

Families & Politics Workshop

Co-sponsored by the following organizations:

  • Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP)
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP)
  • Casa San Jose
  • Center for Loving Kindness of the JCC PGH
  • Christian Associates of Southwest PA
  • Emmanuel Reformed Church of the United Church of Christ, Export PA
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh – Community Relations Council
  • League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh (LWVPGH)
  • Mt. Lebanon Public Library – Democracy in America Series
  • Social Justice Institutes at Carlow University (SJI)
  • YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh

Family relationships are becoming casualties of our toxic political environment. Family members are having nasty political arguments, avoiding each other, or even cutting off lifetime relationships.

If you want to preserve important family bonds while still being true to your values and political beliefs, this workshop will offer you:

  • Insight into why family differences over politics are uniquely challenging;
  • Recognition of common roles that family members play in political conversations (for example, the Gladiator, the Defender, and the Sniper);
  • Strategies and skills for handling family political differences in a constructive way.

Although the focus is on family relationships, you can use learnings in this workshop with any loved one. You’ll laugh and have some fun in this workshop—it won’t be all serious. After all, we all come from quirky families.

This is a two-part workshop combining an online eLearning course and an online, interactive workshop offered over Zoom.

  1. Part one consists of a 40 minute, interactive course. You complete this online before the workshop.
  2. Part two is joining us for the interactive online workshop where you will be guided in practicing listening and speaking skills.

Questions? Contact Lindy Ferriss at [email protected].

See you there!

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This is a free event brought to you by Braver Angels as part of our mission to depolarize America. Braver Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We invite you to consider a gift to Braver Angels; all donations are tax deductible. Your support will allow us to offer more workshops and debates with the ultimate goal of uniting America.

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