Workshops

Cognitive Politics Workshops

Think of a person you have troubles conversing with or convincing in politics. We gather a small group, and:
  1. We each share a conversation that isn't working for us, that isn't inspiring, and what we wish we could achieve. Does politics ruin your Thanksgiving? Or silence you? Is there someone you want to reach more effectively, or argue less heatedly?
  2. Overview what cognitive science is finding about the differences between liberals and conservatives. And explore how some communications techniques can apply.
  3. Then together explore ways to improve each of our troubled conversations. Some workshop materials will be provided, also each group is free to take their conversation in new directions.

Past Workshops

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 18:00
Location:
Au Coquelet
2000 University Ave
Berkeley , CA
United States
California US
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Workshop -- Healthy Conversations Across Political Divides.

Part of a Transpartisan Meetup.

Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 12:00
Location:
1150 Masonic Ave
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
Event Information & Sign-Up:

I'll be leading a workshop at the Campus Festival in San Francisco on Sunday March 16, 2014 from 2-4pm.

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 13:30 to 16:00
Location:
Please request address, near MacArthur Bart Oakland , CA
United States
California US
Event Information & Sign-Up:
Event Website

Workshop: Healthier Political Conversations

Join Moishe House East Bay to hone your tools just in time for your family's Thanksgiving table.

Arrival between 2:30 and 2:45 pm
Workshop content begins at 3 pm sharp, ends at 5 pm

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 15:30 to 17:00
Location:
the outdoor picnic benches at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, UCB
United States
37° 52' 29.37" N, 122° 15' 34.2" W
US
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Crossing Partisan Divides Workshop: The Primaries
June 28 4:30pm (before dinner) UCB
https://www.facebook.com/events/2298448653627308/

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 18:00 to 19:30
Location:
Stephen's House
California & Rose St
Berkeley , CA
United States
38° 38' 6.648" N, 122° 25' 53.9076" W
California US
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Introductory workshop at a private home in Berkeley. Contact if you're interested in joining, or hosting your own.

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location:
UC Davis Quad
United States
38° 32' 28.6908" N, 121° 44' 58.3584" W
US
Event Information & Sign-Up:

"Talking Politics Across Divides," 1pm-2pm. The festival is on the UC Davis Quad, and the workshop itself is scheduled for the Mee Room on the third floor of the Memorial Union. Come join me at the festival!

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 17:30 to 19:30
Location:
Oakland (TBD) Oakland , CA
United States
California US
Event Information & Sign-Up:
Event Website

Positive Action Brainstorm will be hosting a workshop. They can be found on facebook. There is currently no way to see the event without joining their facebook group; contact me if you'd like more information.

Host a Workshop

Do you have a bookclub, favorite meetup, or host a potluck? A bookstore, or an activist group? A yoga or meditation community that wants to make political conversations connective rather than confrontational? Let's discuss hosting a workshop:

How it works: Hosting these workshops is similar to hosting a book reading. You create the setting and gather most of the attendees; Stephen will bring materials, sell copies of Cognitive Politics. There is no fee or payment for the workshops; if you charge your attendees a Meetup fee or similar that's fine. Book tour: during summer 2015, workshops may be held from the San Francisco Bay up to Seattle, and in Nashville in September.