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Braver Angels NYC Debate: Media and Democracy (New York City Alliance)

Join Braver Angels on May 8, 2024, at 6 PM for a debate on “Resolved: Mainstream Media is a Threat to Democracy.”

Date: Wednesday, May 8th

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Comedy Cellar Village Underground (130 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012)

Price: Free (Two-item minimum)

(Not a member of the NYYRC? Join here!)

At Braver Angels, we dig into tough political conversations and go at the heart of controversial issues—without it going off the rails. How is that possible? You’ll have to see for yourself.

We’ll hear speakers from across the political spectrum, including Elizabeth Spiers (The New York Times), Mike Carter (Newsmax), Cathy Young (The Bulwark), James Lalino (formerly Project Veritas), Lucian Wintrich (former White House Correspondent), and more. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Important to note:

  • Doors will open at 5:15 PM, and the event will start promptly at 6:00 PM sharp
  • This will be hosted at Comedy Cellar Village Underground (130 w 3rd St)
  • The event is free, but there will be a two-item minimum

Questions? Email Gabbi Timmis at and Brent Morden at


You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. This is a highly structured conversation in which a group of people think together, listen carefully to one another, and allow themselves to be touched and perhaps changed by each other’s ideas. When done well, everyone walks out a little closer to the truth, more aware of the validity in opposing views, and with tighter community relationships.

To learn more about our debates, you can view this video of a sample debate (it lasts about 15 minutes). For more information, to find upcoming events or view recordings of some of our past debates please visit:

This debate is a free event brought to you by Braver Angels, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, as part of our mission to depolarize America. 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. You will have an opportunity to make a donation as you register if you so choose.

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