Linn-Benton Braver Angels Debate

Online event

Join fellow Oregonian students in a civil dialogue that respects all opinions.

About this Event

Have the Portland protests done more good than harm?

Join a guided conversation in which college students debate all sides of a challenging issue, think deeply, listen carefully, and allow themselves to be touched and transformed by each other’s ideas.

Many people haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. It's not a political debate between candidates for office. Nor is it a competitive debate; there are no "losers" or "winners."

When a Braver Angels Debate is done well, everyone emerges with empathy and respect for those carrying opposing views; and tighter community relationships are established.

This debate is brought to you by the LBCC Civil Discourse Program, with the support of a partnership of Braver Angels and the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), two non-profit organizations that believe in the power of free expression and respectful exchange of ideas on America's college campuses. 

To learn more about our campus debates, you can view this video of a sample debate (2 minutes). If you are new to Zoom-hosted debates, this two-minute video will help you get started. You can also download this one-page document with similar information.

Registration Details:

  • You will be sent a link to your Zoom meeting room for the debate about 2 hours before the debate starts. This link will be sent by email to the email address you provide at registration.
  • Be sure to save the email we send you -- as you will not be able to join the debate without it! 
  • Please help us keep the debate secure and safe by not sharing your link with others.


Tuesday, October 6, 2020


Mark Urista

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