Braver Angels

To help students, faculty and staff engage in effective political discourse, Braver Angels creates safe spaces to come together, address concerns and share information. The organization seeks to bridge political divides and build the capacity to work together across differences by fostering opportunities for personal reflection, civil discourse and understanding.

If you are interested in learning more, join the Wake Tech Braver Angels MS Team, which shares resources and facilitates discussions that can help everyone.

Depolarizing Within Workshops (facilitated by Braver Angels)

  • A free, two-hour workshop helps participants become more aware of their own "inner polarizer." It teaches how to be critical without demonizing, dismissing or stereotyping large swaths of the population. It also offers strategies for intervening constructively in social conversations with like-minded peers when these conversations veer into contempt and ridicule for people who hold other political views.
  • A 40-minute pre-training session is recommended. Students can earn 2 hours of Service Learning credit for participating.

Braver Discussions

  • Targeted to students but open to faculty and staff, these sessions provide opportunities to discuss politics with one another in a facilitated, virtual environment. This will be modeled and co-led with Peter Crow, a former professor of Communication and a Braver Angels volunteer. Join the Wake Tech Braver Angels MS Team for information about how to participate.


For more information, email Wendy Johnson at [email protected] or Traci Rowe at  [email protected].