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We all say we want to end divisiveness and polarization

Join us in putting words into action through reading and discussing this engaging and thought provoking book. We all benefit when we trust and understand each other.  Now is the time to move our conversations towards civility.

Book is available at The Open Book for $14 (cash or check only) for event registrants, 104 Main Street Warrenton when you bring your registration ticket. (while supplies last)

Brooks offers wit, wisdom and research to show us that we can disagree without being disagreeable and encourages us to look for common values, listen to understand, and to speak with respect from our hearts.

We all say we want to end the divisiveness and polarization we are experiencing in our country, our communities and even our families. Won’t you join us and put your words into action.

Listen to Brooks discuss Disagree better, not less:

Love Your Enemies Book Cover


Participating partners: Fauquier County Republican Committee, Fauquier County Democratic Committee, Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center, The Open Book. Won’t you add your name to the effort?

Event Begins April 1 and Concludes May 21, 2021.

To participate:

  • Read Love Your Enemies by Arthur Brooks. April 1 - May 14
  • Join Weekly on-line conversations via Leadership Fauquier Facebook page with talking points posted each Thursday April 8 - May 6
  • Engage in a facilitated book groups May 15 and 19 or form your own group

For More information: contact Sandra Roszel

Let’s get to the work of improving civility within our communities. We all benefit when we can trust and understand each other.


March 22 – Registration Opens and Book Available at Open Book
Book available at Open Book for $14.00 (a discount for Registered participants)
Cash or Check and while supplies last

April 8 – Community Talking Point
Disagree Better rather than disagree less

April 15 – Community Talking Point
My Side Bias and Boomerang Effect

April 22 – Community Talking Point
Outrage Industrial Complex

April 29 – Community Talking Point
Setting a New Standard – action steps

Week of May 10-24 – Independent Book Discussions
Organize your own group using our discussion guide

May 15, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Facilitated Book Discussion
Registration Required. Space Limited

May 19, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Facilitated Book Discussion
Registration Required. Space Limited