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Community Debate: Should Ridgefield support increased Housing Diversity?

April 7 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Come join us for a lively exploration of whether Ridgefield should embrace and promote a more diverse set of housing options!




Community DebateShould Ridgefield support increased Housing Diversity?

Questions? Gary Holland at gholland@braverangels.org

** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O’Connor, ciaran@braverangels.org.

This is a great opportunity to engage with your community and have your voice heard and learn from others on important issues.

We will be discussing:

Should Ridgefield support increased Housing Diversity?

and encouraging respectful dialogue and understanding between people of different viewpoints.

Like 99% of Americans, you probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Community Debate. A Braver Angels Debate is a highly structured conversation wherein a group of people think together, listen carefully to one another, and allow themselves to be touched and perhaps changed by each other’s ideas. It’s not a political debate, where competing candidates attempt to win votes. Nor is it a raucous interchange where people advocate positions in which they may not even believe for the sole purpose of vanquishing their foes.

With a Braver Angels Debate, the goal is that everyone walks out a little closer to the truth, more aware of the validity in opposing views, and with tighter community relationships. This highly structured conversation provides a safe space in which a group of people think together, listen carefully to one another, and allow themselves to be touched and, perhaps, be changed by each other’s ideas. When done well, everyone emerges a bit nearer to the truth, with a deeper appreciation for opposing viewpoints, and strengthened community bonds.

To learn more about these debates, you can view this video of a sample debate (it lasts about 15 minutes). To learn more about Braver Angels Debates or view recordings of some of our past debates please visit: https://braverangels.org/what-we-do/debates/.

This debate is a free, in-person event brought to you by Braver Angels, a 501(c)(3) non-profit as part of our mission to depolarize America. We invite you to consider a gift to Braver Angels; all donations are tax deductible. Your support will allow us to offer more workshops and debates with the ultimate goal of uniting America.

You will have an opportunity to make a donation as you register, if you so choose. Your choice will have no bearing on your registration.

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Co-Sponsors of this event include the following local community organizations:

St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Ridgebury Congregational Church, The Meetinghouse, Poets & Prophets, and Compassionate Ridgefield.

The Debate will be facilitated by Braver Angels Connecticut Alliance.


April 7
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
353 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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