Opportunities for peace and understanding.
Center for Peace Victoria desires to bring our community together for meaningful conversations in creative ways. Look below for more events to attend.
Red Blue Workshop
Session 1 - Oct 21, 2023 at 9:00am
Session 2 - Oct 21, 2023 at 1:00pm
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Registering for this event will automatically include you in Part 1 and Part 2 of the workshop.
It is important to be available and committed for both segments.
Description Join us for a free two-part intensive 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.
Schedule In Session 1, 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 Session 2.
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: 6 to 8 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
Questions? Contact Danna Cole at CenterForPeaceVictoria@gmail.com
Braver Angel's Red Blue Workshop
Last February, CFPV hosted a Braver Angel's Red Blue Workshop. Twelve brave participants met together for a morning to listen to others' talk about their political views look for commonalities.
Braver Angels Red Blue Workshops bring Republicans and Democrats together to listen and learn from one another and find areas of commonality. Braver Angels Red or Blue Skills Workshops teach participants how to speak to the other side in a way that they will listen. Danna Cole is a trained moderator for both workshops. To find out how to schedule a workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about Better Angels, visit their website at www.braver-angels.org or click here or here to read about our Victoria Braver Angels workshop in the Victoria Advocate.
Community Book Reads
Center for Peace Victoria hopes to bring people together to discuss difficult topics, such as racism, criminal injustices, immigration or poverty by reading books together as a community. See our Facebook page for current book.
Facilitated Dialogue Workshops
Through facilitated dialogue, participants can work through conflict in a safe, structured environment, Dialogues may center around conflicts, interfaith communication or differences in political or social perspectives.
Conversations Over Coffee
Conversations Over Coffee events bring community members together to engage in meaningful conversations about topics relevant to the community by discussing thought-provoking questions through the lens of others' personal experiences.