Much work remains to bridge political divides and build the capacity to work together across differences. To support our students, faculty and staff in engaging in effective political discourse, Braver Angels is helping create safe spaces to come together, address concerns and share information.
One of the primary missions of Braver Angels is to depolarize America by fostering and creating opportunities for personal reflection, civil discourse and understanding. If you are interested in learning more, join the Wake Tech Braver Angels MS Team. We will be posting weekly, sharing resources and facilitating discussions that can help everyone.
Opportunities for participation
Depolarizing Within Workshops (facilitated by Braver Angels)
- A free, two-hour workshop helps participants become more aware of their own "inner polarizer." It teaches how to be critical without demonizing, dismissing or stereotyping large swaths of the population. It also offers strategies for intervening constructively in social conversations with like-minded peers when these conversations veer into contempt and ridicule for people who hold other political views.
- A 40-minute pre-training session is recommended. Students can earn 2 hours of Service Learning credit for participating.
- Targeted to students but open to faculty and staff, these sessions provide opportunities to discuss politics with one another in a facilitated, virtual environment. This will be modeled and co-led with Peter Crow, a former professor of Communication and a Braver Angels volunteer. Watch this video for an idea of what to expect.
- Join the Wake Tech Braver Angels MS Team to get information about how to participate in Braver Discussions.