Past Events

The following events have been hosted by the Braver Angels Connecticut Alliance.


SAT JAN 21, 6:30PM-9PM EST (film via online link / Q&A via Zoom)

Follows trial and murder convictions of a person who murdered two abortion clinic employees in Boston. Importantly, it is the story of six women who sought to find something deeper than justice. Disillusioned by the rhetoric and postering from both sides, three pro-life and three pro-choice leaders meet secretly to see if together they could fix their broken worlds. In true Braver Angels fashion, before Braver Angels was ever conceived, they were able to talk about their differences, respect each other, and become friends.

Co-sponsored by Braver Angels of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

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For Newcomers & New Volunteers

2ND WED 7:00PM-8:00PM ET (Zoom) Sept to June

Tired of the toxic divisions tearing our country apart? You're not alone. At this Intro for Newcomers & Volunteers, learn how we're bringing together citizens from across the political spectrum to bridge the partisan divide, and how you can help too. 

7:00PM ET — Part 1: For newcomers & new members interested in learning about Braver Angels and our upcoming events to bridge the partisan divide. Feel free to stay for Part 2 also.

7:30PM ET — Part 2: For members interested in volunteering, locally or nationally. Feel free to attend Part 1 also to meet and greet newcomers.

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Moving Beyond Polarization: Making Politics Work

THURS, SEPT 8, 7:30PM-9:00PM ET (Zoom)

Join us for this special online event demonstrating how two state representatives—one red, one blue—can communicate across differences and bridge the political divide. In this first “Braver Politics” event in Connecticut, Braver Angels Co-Founder Bill Doherty will engage Republican State Representative Stephen Harding & Democratic State Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey in discussing life experiences that have influenced their policy views, how polarization has impacted government, and what can be done to address it. A Q&A will follow the discussion. Open to people of any and all political viewpoints.

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Update: Over 125 people came out for Connecticut's first "Braver Politics" event! If you missed  it, you can learn more about "Moving Beyond Polarization: Making Politics Work" or view a recording of the event here.


Families & Politics

SUN, NOV 14, 1:00PM-3:15PM ET (Zoom)

Family relationships are casualties of our toxic political environment. Preserve important family bonds while staying true to your values. Learn strategies and skills for handling family political differences in a constructive way in Families & Politics: How to Talk with Loved Ones on the Other Side, a free Braver Angels workshop.

A Braver Angels national workshop hosted by the Connecticut Alliance

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