Get tips for how to bridge the divide and have more constructive arguments.
The Better Arguments Project equips Americans to reach across political, cultural and economic divides to have arguments that bring us closer together instead of driving us further apart. As a partnership between Facing History and Ourselves, the Aspen Institute's Program on Citizenship and American Identity, and The Allstate Corporation, the project centers on the simple idea that America doesn’t need fewer arguments, it needs better arguments.
On June 13th, 2019 the Better Arguments Project and Anythink Libraries will host Better Arguments: Tech Boom Tensions. The event will invite attendees to engage each other in healthy dialogue to address tensions related to the tech boom in a rapidly changing city. We are reaching out to invite you personally because you have been recommended to us as a key voice in this important conversation.
The Better Arguments Project is a collaboration by the Aspen Institute, Facing History and Ourselves, and Allstate to help bridge ideological divides–not by papering over those divides but by teaching Americans how to have better arguments. Our event in Denver will be the second in a national series.
We will hear remarks from the following special guests:
Sam Bailey, Vice President of Economic Development, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
Roger Brooks, President & CEO, Facing History and Ourselves
Dr. Lisa Calderón, Professor, Regis University
Tamara Chuang, Journalist, The Colorado Sun
Eric Liu, Executive Director of the Citizenship & American Identity Program at the Aspen Institute
Pam Sandlian-Smith, Director, Anythink Libraries
June 13th, 2019 | Tech Boom Tensions at Anythink Wright Farms
5877 E. 120th Ave. Thornton, Colorado 80602
Contact us with any questions at [email protected]
The morning program will also include facilitated conversations and interactive trainings, as well as invitations to participate in follow-up sessions. Participants will then be invited to break bread together over lunch. Event details, including location, date and time are included below.
We hope you can join us for this inspiring community-led event! You can RSVP here or by using the button below at your earliest convenience. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.
Facing History believes that better arguments are ones informed by historical, cultural, and civic awareness. Educators have an essential role to play in creating a space where better arguments can shine, where students give—and get—constructive feedback without fear or intimidation.
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