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Better Angels Skills Building Workshop

Depolarizing Politics and Building Community

2020-02-15 10:00:00 2020-02-15 12:30:00 America/Chicago Better Angels Skills Building Workshop Nordlof Center - West Multipurpose Room

Saturday, February 15
10:00am - 12:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-02-15 10:00:00 2020-02-15 12:30:00 America/Chicago Better Angels Skills Building Workshop Depolarizing political conversation in the Rockford Area. Presented by Rockford Public Library and Better Angels as an 815 Choose Civility initiative. Nordlof Center - West Multipurpose Room

Nordlof Center

West Multipurpose Room

Depolarizing political conversation in the Rockford Area. Presented by Rockford Public Library and Better Angels as an 815 Choose Civility initiative.

There's a lot of stress these days among family members and friends who are divided politically, and the current polarized public conversation doesn't help. Please join us for a Better Angels Skills Workshop to learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of the relationship.

After a presentation, you will have an opportunity to practice listening and speaking skills. You will practice in a pair with someone of your same political persuasion—red or blue. “Reds” lean conservative and tend to vote Republican. “Blues” lean liberal and tend to vote Democratic. If you fall somewhere in the middle, you can choose a side for purposes of practicing the skills.

Who can come? Anyone interested in having better conversations with people on the other side of the political aisle.

TAGS: | Culture |

Nordlof Center

Phone: 815-987-6614
Branch manager
MaryPat Muzzarelli

Hours
Mon, May 20 8:00AM to 11:00PM
Tue, May 21 8:00AM to 11:00PM
Wed, May 22 8:00AM to 11:00PM
Thu, May 23 8:00AM to 11:00PM
Fri, May 24 8:00AM to 11:00PM
Sat, May 25 8:00AM to 11:00PM
Sun, May 26 8:00AM to 6:00PM

About the library

Welcome to Rockford’s newest cultural, arts and community resource. Located at 118 N. Main St., Rockford, the 30,000-square-foot facility provides a multi-use performance and classroom venue for the region’s performing arts, community events, and technology training needs. The entire building is equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi access. Inside you’ll find the 280-seat J.R. Sullivan Theater, multiple meeting and classrooms and the state-of-the-art Walmart Computer Classroom.

Upcoming events

Sat, May 25, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
J.R. Sullivan Theater

Sun, May 26, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Black Box Theater

Tue, May 28, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Tue, Jun 11, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Black Box Theater

Tue, Jun 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
J.R. Sullivan Theater

Fri, Jun 21, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
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