May 15 @ 12:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT
Red/Blue Workshop – Sessions 1 & 2 (OH – State)
Local Focus: Ohio
Note: Required to register / attend both Session 1 May 15th & Session 2 May 22nd
Join us for a free two-part intensive online workshop that brings together Red (conservative or Republican-leaning) and Blue (liberal or Democratic-leaning) citizens for moderated activities and structured discussions that reduce stereotyped thinking, clarify disagreements, build relationships and find common ground through listening and learning rather than declaring and debating.
In part one, participants get to know one another and a foundation of trust is established. This paves the way for a deeper dive into authentic, respectful and thought-provoking questions and answers in part two.
Part 1: 5/15/2021 at 12:30pm EDT
Part 2: 5/22/2021 at 12:30pm EDT
Who can attend?
Anyone interested in developing a deeper understanding of, and connection with, people whose political beliefs differ from their own is welcome. There are two ways to join a Red/Blue Workshop: as a Participant or as an Observer.
Participants engage in small – and large – group discussions with individuals of both the same and different political persuasions. Participants identify as “red” or “blue” leaning. We strive for an equal balance of red and blue participants: 5 to 7 people on each side.
Observers watch and listen, but do not participate in the discussions.
To better understand the experiences and beliefs of those on the other side of the political divide; To seek out areas of common ground in addition to acknowledging and respecting difference; To gain insights that might help to heal the increasing polarization in our community and the nation.