Debate: Oregon’s Rural/Urban Divide is Insurmountable (OR – NW Willamette)

DEBATE: Oregon’s Rural/Urban Divide is Insurmountable

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Wednesday, June 12 · 7 – 9pm PDT

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About this event

  • 2 hours

Join Braver Angels Jun 12, 2024 at 7:00PM (Pacific) for a debate on the topic – “Resolved: Oregon’s Rural/Urban Divide is Insurmountable”

Given differences in rural and urban Oregonians’ relationships to the land, and their lifestyles, values, and political representation, is it possible today for both sides to accommodate the other’s cultural, economic and political interests and priorities?

With this debate, and a following series of in-person events throughout Oregon, we want to bring ordinary, everyday Oregonians together to express their views on the Divide, and offer constructive suggestions for bridging it, from both the urban and rural perspectives.

Register here. After registration, you will be emailed the zoom link to attend the event. Keep an eye out!

Questions? Contact Sue Staehli at [email protected]

** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O’Connor, [email protected]

You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. This is 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.

To learn more about our debates, you can view this video of a sample debate (it lasts about 15 minutes). For more information, to find upcoming events or view recordings of some of our past debates please visit:

This debate is a free event brought to you by Braver Angels, a 501(c)(3) non-profit as part of our mission to depolarize America. We invite you to consider a gift to Braver Angels; all donations are tax deductible. Your support will allow us to offer more workshops and debates with the ultimate goal of uniting America.

You will have an opportunity to make a donation as you register, if you so choose. Your choice will have no bearing on your registration or Zoom meeting assignment.

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