Saturday Seminar: Depolarizing Within: A "Better Way" to Prepare for Climate Discussions, presented by Braver Angels, a national non-profit with a mission to depolarize America.

2:00 PM, Saturday 6 Jun 2020 (3 hours 15 minutes)
Omni Shoreham Hotel - To Be Determined

Much of today’s epidemic of toxic polarization between climate advocates and climate skeptics is driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side. Too often we stereotype, dismiss, or ridicule our fellow citizens who differ from us in their perspectives on climate change. Although polarization in some form has always been around, nowadays, people on the other side have become not just strangers but enemies. How we talk among ourselves about them fuels fires that threaten our democracy.

This workshop will:

  • Help you become more aware of your inner polarizer
  • Help you learn ways to depolarize yourself so that you can disagree without demonizing, dismissing, or stereotyping the millions of people who differ from your climate change perspective
  • Teach you skills for how to intervene in social conversations with like-minded people when those conversations veer into contempt and ridicule for people who hold other views