What We do
We Bring Reds and Blues Together
To Find Common Ground
Why We Do What We Do
Better Angels takes a people first approach to depolarizing America. We believe that by bringing together Americans of all political leanings to understand one another, get beyond stereotypes, and find common ground, we can repair the country that we love.
Red/Blue Workshops bring together 5-7 Republican or conservative-leaning citizens and 5-7 Democratic or liberal-leaning citizens for a day of structured conversations. Here’s what you can expect to get out of a workshop:
Skills Training Workshops
Skills Training Workshops can be done with any size group and any mix of red (conservative) and blue (liberal/progressive) participants. Skills workshops do the following:
Better Angels Debates
A Better Angels Debate is a different kind of debate in which a group of people think together, listen carefully to one another, and allow themselves to be touched and perhaps changed by each other’s ideas. When done well, everyone walks out a little closer to the truth, more aware of the validity in opposing views, and with tighter community relationships.
The Debate Program is now in its pilot phase.
Become A Better Angel
Better Angels Alliances
Better Angels Alliances are local groups of people who have attended a Better Angels workshop, have become dues-paying members, and want to help unify America and promote better public policy. Alliances have red/blue co-chairs and prioritize having no more than a 60/40 split in red and blue membership. Here are some typical activities: