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      Better Angels Debate in Melbourne

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      November 2, 2019

      Saturday   1:00 PM

      Melbourne, Florida 32941

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      Better Angels Debate

      You are invited to a Better Angels community debate! You probably haven’t experienced anything like it. It’s a highly structured conversation in which 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. When done well, everyone walks out a little closer to the truth, more aware of the validity in opposing views, and with tighter community relationships. FAQs How is the debate process structured? We’ll be using modified parliamentary procedures, which help to create an environment of decorum and respect. We ask participants to behave respectfully toward one another, whether they’re speakers or questioners, or are simply there to listen. The conversation grows and develops through a series of speeches supporting or opposing the resolution. After a participant speaks, the Chair asks for one or two questions from the body. The speaker responds to the questions and another speaker takes the floor. While people are encouraged to support or oppose the resolution in order to sharpen their points, they are welcome to express nuance and ambiguity. What’s critical is that people articulate what they actually believe, even if it’s complicated or incomplete. What can I bring into the event? A good attitude, an open mind, a willingness to listen, and a desire to speak your truth. You may also want to bring a pen and pad if you are interested in taking notes. Topic of the Debate and Resolution: Please help us decide the topic and resolution by completing the following survey:  Potential Resolutions for November 2-2019 Better Angels Debate. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email Or you  may contact the organizer from this website. Let's have a energetic and rewarding conversation together.

      Categories: Politics & Activism

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