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10/15/2019 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Documentary Film Better Angels: Reuniting America shows at Fairfield Public Library, Tuesday, October 15

A documentary film produced by Peter Yarrow of the legendary trio Peter, Paul, and Mary will be shown on Tuesday, October 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfield Public Library community meeting room.

Better Angels: Reuniting America follows eight Democrats and seven Republicans as they move through the Better Angels signature “Red/Blue” workshop, from initial skepticism to more profound understanding and empathy for people holding opposing views.

Many Americans—called the “exhausted majority” by social scientists—have become both tired of and alarmed about the political antagonisms splintering our nation. In response, a grassroots movement called “Better Angels” has arisen to bridge the political divide between “Reds” and “Blues” by bringing together people with differing views to listen and learn from one another and have civil conversations again. The documentary shows how participants don’t change their own views; they simply open their minds to respecting other people who express differing views.

The film will be introduced by Julie and Joe Mandarino, Better Angels moderators who have been offering free Better Angels Red/Blue workshops in Fairfield since July 2018. No registration is required for this free event, which is open to all. For more information, contact Joe and Julie Mandarino at BetterAngelsIowa@gmail.com or visit JoeAndJulie.com/about-better-angels.

Contact: Joe and Julie Mandarino BetterAngelsIowa@gmail.com 641-472-6551