University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Workshops on Political Polarization

with Braver Angels Founder Bill Doherty

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Student Affairs, the Humanities Research Institute, and the Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program.

Staff & Faculty Workshop

Bridging the Divide: Strategies for Building Connections Across Political Polarization

Thursday, February 16 from 10 am-12 pm
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Room 3080 
614 E. Daniel St., 3rd floor

Join Braver Angels founder and University of Minnesota professor Bill Doherty as he leads a conversation with campus staff and faculty on the steps we can take to increase dialogue and cooperation in a time of increasing political polarization.  Box lunches will be provided, and participants are invited to join the speaker from 12-1pm for an informal lunchtime conversation. 

Student Workshop

Depolarizing the Political: How To Work Together In Politically Tense Times

Thursday, February 16 from 6-8:30pm
University YMCA Latzer Hall (1001 S. Wright St., Champaign)

Should how we vote affect our ability to work together? Can liberals and conservatives ever get along? Join Bill Doherty, political polarization expert and marriage therapist, University of Minnesota professor, and founder of Braver Angels, for an interactive conversation for Illinois students about the political divide, and ways we can depolarize the discourse. Dinner is provided. Registration is encouraged but not required.