Better Angels Debate – Future of US Immigration Policy

january, 2020

23jan6:00 pm7:45 pmFeaturedBetter Angels Debate - Future of US Immigration PolicyGunn Memorial Library6:00 pm - 7:45 pm Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Road, Washington CT, 06794

Event Details

The Gunnery’s History Chair, Bart McMann, will facilitate a Better Angels Debate (a new way of talking politics) on The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy. Participating in the discussion will be some of Mr. McMann’s class scholars.

Join Bart and his students, for this Better Angels forum, to explore and share views on the political realities surrounding one of the country’s most pressing and divisive issues.

America’s immigration policies continue to change over time. Issues that frame such policy include the immigrant’s role in the labor force, rates of immigration to the US, and most recently, concerns about terrorism. The main question to consider is the fairness of these policies in terms of their consideration of immigrants and benefits to the United States.

Better Angels is a national citizens’ movement to reduce political polarization in the United States by bringing liberals and conservatives together to understand each other beyond stereotypes, forming red/blue community alliances, teaching practical skills for communicating across political differences, and making a strong public argument for depolarization. The goal of a Better Angels Debate is not to “win” the argument. Rather, it is a highly structured conversation in which a group of people listen carefully and meaningfully engage with each other’s ideas on a difficult issue.

(Snow date Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 6:00pm)


(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm


Gunn Memorial Library

5 Wykeham Road, Washington CT, 06794


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