All events are free and open to the public, unless specified otherwise. Minnesota events are listed below. To find a national event, visit the Events Calendar  on the national Braver Angels site. 

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Upcoming events and activities in Minnesota

Tuesday, June 25  6-8:30 pm
Facilitated Discussion: Trustworthy Elections: What will it take?
Host: Twin Cities East Metro Alliance
Davanni's Pizza meeting room
310 White Bear Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55106
Register HERE

We'll gather at 6 p.m. to socialize and have something to eat if you want and start the discussion at  6:45.

What will it take for our country to have trustworthy elections? Conservatives and liberals distrust our elections for vastly different reasons—from voter fraud and election security to voter suppression and peaceful transfer of power.

It would be helpful to read the two-page summary of the Braver Angels Trustworthy Elections report that could provide a blueprint for restoring trust in our elections. Isn't this what we all want? A national Braver Angels cross-party committee found 727 unanimous points of agreement across values, concerns, and solutions, distilled to 23 solutions from 26 Trustworthy Election workshops with 194 evenly balanced Red and Blue participants. Some very interesting ideas and agreements emerged!

We'll discuss our reactions, ideas and actions we can take. If you don't have a chance to read the report or summary first, please join us anyway. We’d love to have a robust discussion. 

Please note: Coming from Saint Paul, take the White Bear Avenue exit off I-94. Coming from the west (or Woodbury), take the Ruth Street exit. 

For more information, contact Melinda Voss at

** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O’Connor,

Monday, July 15, 5-8 pm (In-person)     SAVE THE DATE
All Area Potluck Picnic - Lake Elmo Nature Preserve
1515 Keats Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042 
Host: Twin Cities East Metro Alliance   $7 fee for a vehicle to enter the park

Anyone in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and beyond are welcome. We’ve rented a shelter house, so we won’t be rained out. Bring a dish to share. We’ll plan to eat around 6 pm. Bring yard games if you want. ids are welcome as there is a nearby playground. We’ll do a Walkie-Talkie exercise -- a short walk with someone you don't know and discuss possible topics or whatever you want. Then, we'll come back together to share. Registration link is coming soon, so mark your calendar. We'll pass the hat to help cover the rental cost, so if you bring a bit of cash to contribute that would be great. 

Braver Angels workshops are typically free events as part of our mission to depolarize America. Braver Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We invite you to consider a gift to Braver Angels; all donations are tax deductible.  Your support will allow us to offer more workshops and debates with the ultimate goal of uniting America. To donate to Minnesota Braver Angels, click here.