BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Living Room Conversations - ECPv4.9.9//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Living Room Conversations X-ORIGINAL-URL:https://www.livingroomconversations.org X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Living Room Conversations BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Los_Angeles BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0800 TZOFFSETTO:-0700 TZNAME:PDT DTSTART:20200308T100000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0700 TZOFFSETTO:-0800 TZNAME:PST DTSTART:20201101T090000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Los_Angeles:20200630T150000 DTEND;TZID=America/Los_Angeles:20200630T163000 DTSTAMP:20200711T090501 CREATED:20200602T165225Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200616T133732Z UID:14423-1593529200-1593534600@www.livingroomconversations.org SUMMARY:Unity DESCRIPTION:The power to come together within similar and across diverse communities seems more and more elusive. Our alienation from the people around us\, manifests in ever-growing depression\, addiction\, physical and psychological abuse\, crime\, violence and suicide – indicators of spirits in distress and despair. We are caught in giant social and political arguments about the symptoms of our dis-unity that ignore our heart-felt desire for harmony and peace with one another and the earth. In the face of all this\, the gift of the power of unity calls us to find our way back to a deep knowing of interconnection and community. Our challenge is to trust in unity\, even when we have a history of experiences that lead us to distrust and feel separate from others. \nHERE is the conversation guide. Please pay particular attention to the questions in Round 2. \nPlease register via Calendly here by clicking the conversation date below and selecting the open time slot. If there are no options to click a date that means that our conversation has been filled. You will receive a confirmation email right away. \nWe are a low overhead\, open-source\, grassroots effort. Your donations help to make our online conversation offerings possible. A link to our donation page will be found on your registration confirmation page. \n \n\n\n \n URL:https://www.livingroomconversations.org/event/unity-2/2020-06-30/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Los_Angeles:20200702T100000 DTEND;TZID=America/Los_Angeles:20200702T113000 DTSTAMP:20200711T090501 CREATED:20200602T224248Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200602T224248Z UID:14385-1593684000-1593689400@www.livingroomconversations.org SUMMARY:Media and Polarization DESCRIPTION:Over the last 50 years\, our media has shifted from major networks and newspapers to specialized sources with specific audiences. In other words\, we can ‘shop’ for the news that suits us and limit our exposure to news that we don’t like. We often hear that this results in a culture of polarization. But is that actually so? In this conversation we explore how politics has become “not to be discussed”. What happens in our relationships as a result of having specialized media sources and a lack of common understanding? In this conversation we also explore what type of political climate we aspire to… so we can begin to envision it together. \nHere is the conversation guide. Please pay particular attention to the questions in Round 2. \nPlease register via Calendly here by clicking the conversation date below and selecting the open time slot. If there are no options to click a date that means that our conversation has been filled. You will receive a confirmation email right away. \nWe are a low overhead\, open-source\, grassroots effort. Your donations help to make our online conversation offerings possible. A link to our donation page will be found on your registration confirmation page. \n \n\n\n \n URL:https://www.livingroomconversations.org/event/media-and-polarization/2020-07-02/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Los_Angeles:20200706T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Los_Angeles:20200706T133000 DTSTAMP:20200711T090502 CREATED:20200612T021510Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200617T205738Z UID:14386-1594036800-1594042200@www.livingroomconversations.org SUMMARY:America We Want to Be: Founding Aspirations DESCRIPTION:When the Declaration of Independence was written\, not everyone was included in the famous statement about “pursuit of Life\, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” And while the aspirations expressed in our founding documents resonate for some more than others\, there are many views regarding the degree to which we have advanced these aspirations for everyone. Some focus more on the great strides we have made; others point to how far we still need to go. Some believe that focusing on the past prevents forward progress; others think we still need to come to terms with our shadow side. \nHERE is the conversation guide. Please pay particular attention to the questions in Round 2. \nPlease register via Calendly here by clicking the conversation date below and selecting the open time slot. If there are no options to click a date that means that our conversation has been filled. You will receive a confirmation email right away. \nWe are a low overhead\, open-source\, grassroots effort. Your donations help to make our online conversation offerings possible. A link to our donation page will be found on your registration confirmation page. \n \n\n\n \n URL:https://www.livingroomconversations.org/event/america-we-want-to-be-founding-aspirations/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Los_Angeles:20200710T090000 DTEND;TZID=America/Los_Angeles:20200710T100000 DTSTAMP:20200711T090502 CREATED:20200502T152211Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200624T202635Z UID:13268-1594371600-1594375200@www.livingroomconversations.org SUMMARY:How to Organize and Host Zoom-Based Living Room Conversations DESCRIPTION:As the coronavirus is driving social gatherings online\, Living Room Conversations is focusing on resources to help you stay connected. We are offering this free training on how to organize and host your own Living Room Conversation via video call. While everyone is welcome to attend\, those who have participated in a Living Room Conversation and have a group of people in mind to invite may get the most out of this training. In this training\, we will: 1) hear from you about your plans for your own online Living Room Conversations; 2) share simple steps for setting up your own online/video Living Room Conversations including how to reserve a free Zoom line from us; and 3) talk about online hosting tips. \n  \nCome ready to ask questions and get ready to schedule your own online conversation or practice session. \n  \nPlease register via Calendly here by clicking the conversation date below and selecting the open time slot. If there are no options to click a date that means that our conversation has been filled. You will receive a confirmation email right away. A link to FAQ can be found at the top of this page. \n  \nWe are a low overhead\, open-source\, grassroots effort. Your donations help to make our online conversation offerings possible. A link to our donation page will be found on your registration confirmation page. \n \n\n\n \n URL:https://www.livingroomconversations.org/event/how-to-organize-and-host-zoom-based-living-room-conversations/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Los_Angeles:20200710T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Los_Angeles:20200710T133000 DTSTAMP:20200711T090502 CREATED:20200602T165225Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200602T165225Z UID:14519-1594382400-1594387800@www.livingroomconversations.org SUMMARY:Unity DESCRIPTION:The power to come together within similar and across diverse communities seems more and more elusive. Our alienation from the people around us\, manifests in ever-growing depression\, addiction\, physical and psychological abuse\, crime\, violence and suicide – indicators of spirits in distress and despair. We are caught in giant social and political arguments about the symptoms of our dis-unity that ignore our heart-felt desire for harmony and peace with one another and the earth. In the face of all this\, the gift of the power of unity calls us to find our way back to a deep knowing of interconnection and community. Our challenge is to trust in unity\, even when we have a history of experiences that lead us to distrust and feel separate from others. \nHERE is the conversation guide. Please pay particular attention to the questions in Round 2. \nPlease register via Calendly here by clicking the conversation date below and selecting the open time slot. If there are no options to click a date that means that our conversation has been filled. You will receive a confirmation email right away. \nWe are a low overhead\, open-source\, grassroots effort. Your donations help to make our online conversation offerings possible. A link to our donation page will be found on your registration confirmation page. \n \n\n\n \n URL:https://www.livingroomconversations.org/event/unity-2/2020-07-10/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Los_Angeles:20200720T103000 DTEND;TZID=America/Los_Angeles:20200720T120000 DTSTAMP:20200711T090502 CREATED:20200602T185844Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200703T152908Z UID:14021-1595241000-1595246400@www.livingroomconversations.org SUMMARY:Coronavirus: Race in the Time of Corona DESCRIPTION:At this point\, Race and the Coronavirus can not be separated. In our efforts to feel like we can do something to protect ourselves\, some of us have succumbed to our baser instincts. This is evident in the ways some Americans have treated people of Asian descent or how people of African descent are being treated in China. By talking about race in light of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact on our world\, we are acknowledging awareness of the importance of this continued work. As we develop our ability and capacity to communicate across differences\, we also become better global problem solvers. If we can take anything from this season in history\, let it be this–that we are interconnected and need one another to survive in challenging times and to thrive as a global community. \nHERE is the conversation guide. Please pay particular attention to the questions in Round 2. \nPlease register via Calendly here by clicking the conversation date below and selecting the open time slot. If there are no options to click a date that means that our conversation has been filled. You will receive a confirmation email right away. \nWe are a low overhead\, open-source\, grassroots effort. Your donations help to make our online conversation offerings possible. A link to our donation page will be found on your registration confirmation page. \n \n\n\n \n URL:https://www.livingroomconversations.org/event/coronavirus-race-in-the-time-of-corona/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR