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Pioneer Valley Braver Angels in the News

November 17, 2021, the Greenfield Recorder


On October 23 and 30, 2021, 21 people from the Pioneer Valley region attended a Braver Angels “Red/Blue Workshop.” The participants identified common stereotypes of their side and why they weren’t accurate. In mixed groups, they asked questions to understand the others’ views. Then they worked together “across the divide” to find common ground and generate ideas to work on together. In this article, a number of participants share about their experience. 

September 24, 2021, the Greenfield Recorder


The Red-leaning & Blue-leaning co-chairs of the Greenfield Braver Angels Alliance encourage Pioneer Valley residents to participate in a Red/Blue workshop. Their call to action includes their path to working with Braver Angels and an overview of the workshop. The workshop took place on October 23 and 30, 2021. For a summary of the experience from participants read My Turn: Repairing the Fabric of American Democracy.

August 26, 2021, the Greenfield Recorder

Two participants in our July 31 picnic, Anthony Tormey and Jennifer Hall-Witt, wrote about their picnic experience and what Braver Angels means to them. Their editorials were published side-by-side in the Daily Hampshire Gazette and the Greenfield Recorder. 

Watch 8 Democratic-leaning voters and 7 Republican-leaning voters moving through a Braver Angels signature Red/Blue workshop, from initial skepticism to more profound understanding and empathy. You’ll get an inside look at how a Democratic voter went from threatening to cut off relationships with Trump voters to becoming dear friends with one—and how a Republican voter moved from disdaining progressives to taking co-leadership with one in a movement that now spans the country. Click here to watch the 4 minute trailer and here to watch the full 50 minute film.

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