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Regular Meeting – Better Angels
September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
As political polarization rises in America, we are facing an “us” versus “them” mentality in politics and political conversations. The national bipartisan organization Better Angels seeks to unite “reds” and “blues” by encouraging citizens to understand the other side’s viewpoint and look for common ground. We welcome Better Angels Central Texas at our September 19th meeting to communicate more of its local mission and events and walk us through a brief skills workshop targeted at how we talk with like-minded people about the other side.
(Haidar: I know most Rotary clubs are apolotical, so rest assured we won’t put your members on the spot too much. The mini-experience just gets them thinking about their own inner polarizers.)
Matt Wood and Amber Compton are also involved with Better Angels. We will meet them another time
Matt Wood is an attorney with the Austin law firm Weisbart Springer Hayes, where he specializes in business litigation. Matt is a long-time volunteer attorney with Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas. In his spare time, Matt enjoys international travel, good nonfiction, and open-minded political discussions.
Amber Compton is a speaker, writer, educator and communications consultant. She pursues her passion for erisology, the study of disagreement, by hosting civil discourse dinners and speaking to youth and adults about the need for civility in political discussions.