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April 2019

Reckoning with Jefferson: Race, Religion, and the America We Want to Be (4pm EST)

April 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

April 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM ET to 5:30 PM ET (adjust for your time zone) Join us for a free, online (Zoom platform based) Living Room Conversation on the topic of Reckoning with Jefferson: Race, Religion, and the America We Want to Be.   Please see the conversation guide for this topic. Some of the questions explored include: As you reflect on America’s founding aspirations, what are your thoughts and feelings about our country today? What role, if any, do you believe our…

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Reckoning with Jefferson: Race, Religion, and the America We Want to Be (6pm EST)

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

April 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM ET to 7:30 PM ET (adjust for your time zone) Join us for a free, online (Zoom platform based) Living Room Conversation on the topic of Reckoning with Jefferson: Race, Religion, and the America We Want to Be.   Please see the conversation guide for this topic. Some of the questions explored include: As you reflect on America’s founding aspirations, what are your thoughts and feelings about our country today? What role, if any, do you believe our…

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Reckoning with Jefferson: Race, Religion, and the America We Want to Be (8pm EST)

April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

April 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET to 9:30 PM ET (adjust for your time zone) Join us for a free, online (Zoom platform based) Living Room Conversation on the topic of Reckoning with Jefferson: Race, Religion, and the America We Want to Be.   Please see the conversation guide for this topic. Some of the questions explored include: As you reflect on America’s founding aspirations, what are your thoughts and feelings about our country today? What role, if any, do you believe our…

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Reckoning with Jefferson: Race, Religion, and the America We Want to Be (April 14 6pm EST)

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

April 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM ET to 7:30 PM ET (adjust for your time zone) Join us for a free, online (Zoom platform based) Living Room Conversation on the topic of Reckoning with Jefferson: Race, Religion, and the America We Want to Be.   Please see the conversation guide for this topic. Some of the questions explored include: As you reflect on America’s founding aspirations, what are your thoughts and feelings about our country today? What role, if any, do you believe our…

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Free Training: the Nuts & Bolts of Living Room Conversations

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm MDT

1pm PT    -    2pm MT    -    3pm CT    -    4pm ET (60 minute training) Join us for 60 minutes online to learn about Living Room Conversations. We’ll cover what a Living Room Conversation is, why we have them, and everything you need to know to get started hosting and/or participating in Living Room Conversations. This training is not required for participating in our conversations – we simply offer it for people who want to…

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Online Living Room Conversation: Status and Privilege

April 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

April 23, 2019 @ 6:30 - 8:00 pm ET / 3:30 - 5:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) We joke about “keeping up with the Joneses” — but there’s real competition in our society for status and the accompanying privilege. How do we decide what we most value that bestows this status? While our country seems to favor wealth, there are other forms of status and privilege. What privilege do each of us enjoy? And how does that correspond…

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Online Living Room Conversation: Tribalism 101: Next Door Strangers

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

April 28, 2019 @ 4:00 - 5:30 pm ET/ 1:00 - 2:30 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) Tribalism: the behavior and attitudes that stem from strong loyalty to one’s own tribe or social group. People on the left and right may disagree on many things, but they generally agree that “tribalism” is bad for our politics and our country. Although most people want communities where all people have dignity and respect, respectful interactions are often not what we see modeled in…

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May 2019

Training (free): The Nuts & Bolts of Living Room Conversations

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

This event begins at 2pm (PT);   3pm (MT);   4pm (CT);   5pm (ET) Join us for 60 minutes online to learn about Living Room Conversations. We’ll cover what a Living Room Conversation is, why we have them, and everything you need to know to get started hosting and/or participating in Living Room Conversations. This training is not required for participating in our conversations – we simply offer it for people who want to learn more about the Living Room Conversations practice.…

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SPECIAL Online Living Room Conversation: Race and Ethnicity Conversation Series

May 7 @ 11:00 am - May 21 @ 12:30 pm PDT

Please join us for a 3-conversation series on Race & Ethnicity taking place over the course of three weeks! (May 7,14, & 21, 2:00 - 3:30pm ET / 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PT) Check Out this four-minute video from a previous Race & Ethnicity Conversation Series to get a taste of this conversation! In this series of three in-depth conversations, participants explore the complexities of the concepts of Race, Ethnicity, and their impacts on people from all walks of life. …

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Online Living Room Conversation: Power of Empathy

May 15 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

May 15, 2019 @ 7:30 - 9:00 pm ET / 4:30 - 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) Empathy goes beyond concern or sympathy. Empathy is stepping into the shoes of another with the intention to better understand and feel what they are experiencing. The power of empathy can bridge our “us vs. them” perceptions and lead to new solutions, improved relationships, better strategies for social change, reduction in loneliness, and realization of our shared human needs and oneness.…

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Training (free): The Nuts & Bolts of Living Room Conversations

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

This event begins at 2pm (PT);   3pm (MT);   4pm (CT);   5pm (ET) Join us for 60 minutes online to learn about Living Room Conversations. We’ll cover what a Living Room Conversation is, why we have them, and everything you need to know to get started hosting and/or participating in Living Room Conversations. This training is not required for participating in our conversations – we simply offer it for people who want to learn more about the Living Room Conversations practice.…

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Online Living Room Conversation: Money in Politics

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

May 18, 2019 @ 3:00 - 5:00 pm ET / 12:00 - 2:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) Is there a problem with money influencing our elections and then influencing the actions of elected officials? And if so, are there solutions that we can all agree upon? Increasing numbers express concern at the influence of big money in elections, especially since the supreme court’s Citizens United ruling in 2010, which allowed corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money on our…

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Online Living Room Conversation: Peace Building in the United States

May 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

May 23, 2019 @ 6:30 - 8:00 pm ET / 3:30 - 5:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) The US has in many ways always been a divided society, but what is causing fierce political, social and ethnic divides in the United States today? Hate crimes and hate groups are increasingly visible, and political leaders are using ethnic identity, socio-economic identity — and an “us v. them” mentality — to create fear and increase polarization. How did we get here…

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Training (free): The Nuts & Bolts of Living Room Conversations

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

This event begins at 2pm (PT);   3pm (MT);   4pm (CT);   5pm (ET) Join us for 60 minutes online to learn about Living Room Conversations. We’ll cover what a Living Room Conversation is, why we have them, and everything you need to know to get started hosting and/or participating in Living Room Conversations. This training is not required for participating in our conversations – we simply offer it for people who want to learn more about the Living Room Conversations practice.…

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Food: 90-Minute Conversation with Optional 30-Minute Bonus Round!

May 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

May 30, 2019 @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm ET / 4:00 - 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) Food is life itself. Food is sensual. Food can be used to manipulate. Food can be used to shame. Food can be used to show love. Food can be a sign of status. Food can be political. Does this make you hungry for more? In this conversation, we explore our personal relationship with food and the societal implications from individual choices. Check…

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June 2019

Women, Leadership and Power: 90-Minute Conversation w/ Optional 30-Minute Bonus Round!

June 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

June 6, 2019 @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm ET / 4:00 - 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) Women are increasingly sought out and encouraged to assume leadership positions in many walks of life, from business to community organizations to politics. While some call for further changes towards greater equality, others raise cautions about erasing any gender distinctions in an attempt to “make everything the same.” Are there ways the further expansion of women’s rights can complement traditional structures in…

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Training (free): The Nuts & Bolts of Living Room Conversations

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

This event begins at 2pm (PT);   3pm (MT);   4pm (CT);   5pm (ET) Join us for 60 minutes online to learn about Living Room Conversations. We’ll cover what a Living Room Conversation is, why we have them, and everything you need to know to get started hosting and/or participating in Living Room Conversations. This training is not required for participating in our conversations – we simply offer it for people who want to learn more about the Living Room Conversations practice.…

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The Power of Empathy: 90-Minute Conversation w/ Optional 30-Minute Bonus Round!

June 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

June 13, 2019 @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm ET / 4:00 - 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) Empathy goes beyond concern or sympathy. Empathy is stepping into the shoes of another with the intention to better understand and feel what they are experiencing. The power of empathy can bridge our “us vs. them” perceptions and lead to new solutions, improved relationships, better strategies for social change, reduction in loneliness, and realization of our shared human needs and oneness.…

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Communicating With Care: 90-Minute Conversation w/ Optional 30-Minute Bonus Round!

June 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

June 20, 2019 @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm ET / 4:00 - 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) We may want to communicate with others in such a way that we gain knowledge and bridge divides, but those conversations don’t always come naturally. Most of us struggle to self-evaluate our communication skills and we might be unaware of words and actions that shut down healthy dialogue when discussing divisive issues. In this conversation, we will actively share and explore…

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Training (free): The Nuts & Bolts of Living Room Conversations

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT

This event begins at 2pm (PT);   3pm (MT);   4pm (CT);   5pm (ET) Join us for 90 minutes online to learn about Living Room Conversations. We’ll cover what a Living Room Conversation is, why we have them, and everything you need to know to get started hosting and/or participating in Living Room Conversations. This training is not required for participating in our conversations – we simply offer it for people who want to learn more about the Living Room Conversations practice.…

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Tribalism 101: 90-Minute Conversation w/ Optional 30-Minute Q & A with Hosts!

June 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

June 27, 2019 @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm ET / 4:00 - 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) Inspired by the podcast Next Door Strangers, this Living Room Conversation begins with a 15-minute podcast: http://www.kuer.org/post/1-tribalism-101-pick-side. We invite you to listen and then begin your Living Room Conversation. Tribalism: the behavior and attitudes that stem from strong loyalty to one’s own tribe or social group. People on the left and right may disagree on many things, but they generally agree…

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Forgiveness: 90-Minute Conversation w/ Optional 30-Minute Q & A with Hosts!

June 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

June 30, 2019 @ 3:30 - 5:30 pm ET / 12:30 - 2:30 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) For many of us, forgiveness can be very challenging. There are so many ways that we are hurt by others and that we hurt others in our lives. How we manage those hurts is a key part of shaping our lives internally and externally. How can forgiveness help us to become the person we want to be? Here is the conversation…

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July 2019

The America We Want to Be: 90-Minute Conversation w/ Optional 30-Minute Q & A with Hosts!

July 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

July 3, 2019 @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm ET / 4:00 - 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) 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…

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Communicating with Care: 90-Minute Conversation w/Optional 30-Minute Q&A w/Hosts!

July 9 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

July 9, 2019 @ 11:00 - 1:00 pm ET / 8:00 - 10:00 am PT (adjust for your time zone) We may want to communicate with others in such a way that we gain knowledge and bridge divides, but those conversations don’t always come naturally. Most of us struggle to self-evaluate our communication skills and we might be unaware of words and actions that shut down healthy dialogue when discussing divisive issues. In this conversation we will actively share and explore…

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Training (free): The Nuts & Bolts of Living Room Conversations

July 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT

This event begins at 2pm (PT);   3pm (MT);   4pm (CT);   5pm (ET) Join us for 90 minutes online to learn about Living Room Conversations. We’ll cover what a Living Room Conversation is, why we have them, and everything you need to know to get started hosting and/or participating in Living Room Conversations. This training is not required for participating in our conversations – we simply offer it for people who want to learn more about the Living Room Conversations practice.…

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Digital Dialogue: 90-Minute Conversation w/ Optional 30-Minute Q & A with Hosts!

July 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
Virtual Online, online/free/Zoom.us
Denver, Colorado 80014 United States

Online conversation happening July 11, 2019 @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm ET / 4:00 - 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) We are in an age of wonder and amazement with technology. It can go anywhere with us and we can be reachable at any time. We use technology to order our groceries, navigate our cities, keep up with breaking news, family members living away and in some cases remain connected to our politicians and faith-based communities. So many…

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Race and Ethnicity: A Special Three-Part Series

July 16 @ 11:00 am - July 30 @ 12:30 pm PDT

Please join us for a 3-conversation series on Race & Ethnicity taking place over the course of three weeks! (July 16, 23, & 30, 2:00 - 3:30pm ET / 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PT) Check out this four-minute video from a previous Race & Ethnicity Conversation Series to get a taste of this conversation! In this series of three in-depth conversations, participants explore the complexities of the concepts of Race, Ethnicity, and their impacts on people from all walks of…

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Relationships First: 90-Minute Conversation w/ Optional 30-Minute Q & A with Hosts!

July 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

July 18, 2019 @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm ET / 4:00 - 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) How we treat each other is the difference between a great place to live and a bad place to live. We shape our world through relationships. Most people agree we want communities where all people have dignity and respect. Yet respectful interactions are often not what we see modeled in the media and in politics. And far too many people feel…

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Training (free): The Nuts & Bolts of Living Room Conversations

July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT

This event begins at 2pm (PT);   3pm (MT);   4pm (CT);   5pm (ET) Join us for 90 minutes online to learn about Living Room Conversations. We’ll cover what a Living Room Conversation is, why we have them, and everything you need to know to get started hosting and/or participating in Living Room Conversations. This training is not required for participating in our conversations – we simply offer it for people who want to learn more about the Living Room Conversations practice.…

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The Future of Work: 90-Minute Conversation w/ Optional 30-Minute Q & A with Hosts!

July 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

The Future of Work July 25, 2019 @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm ET / 4:00 - 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) For huge numbers of people, jobs provide income and a sense of purpose. We are fast approaching a time when artificial intelligence and robots will be trusted do a better job than humans at everything from driving to diagnosing medical conditions and more. But our economy is structured to thrive with a robust engaged workforce. What happens…

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August 2019

Entertainment & The Media: 90-Minute Conversation w/ Optional 30-Minute Q & A with Hosts!

August 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Entertainment & The Media August 1, 2019 @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm ET / 4:00 - 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) The role and impact of our larger entertainment and media system has long been a source of lively discussion in America. Since the advent of the radio, then television, then cable, now internet — there have always been groups of people asking questions about what these advances in technology will mean for US life and what, if…

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Training (free): The Nuts & Bolts of Living Room Conversations

August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT

This event begins at 2pm (PT);   3pm (MT);   4pm (CT);   5pm (ET) Join us for 90 minutes online to learn about Living Room Conversations. We’ll cover what a Living Room Conversation is, why we have them, and everything you need to know to get started hosting and/or participating in Living Room Conversations. This training is not required for participating in our conversations – we simply offer it for people who want to learn more about the Living Room Conversations practice.…

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Mental Health: 90-Minute Conversation w/ Optional 30-Minute Q & A with Hosts!

August 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

August 8, 2019 @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm ET / 4:00 - 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) Most people agree that we want to reduce the stigma around mental health issues so that individuals and families are more inclined to seek help. Many people look to traditional western medicine for the primary answers to mental health problems. There is growing interest in exploring a wider variety of ways to support people facing mental health challenges. The value of…

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(NC residents Only) Reconnecting Across Differences in North Carolina

August 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Reconnecting Across Differences in North Carolina A Video Call-Based Living Room Conversation for North Carolina Residents on ReCONNECT NC Day! August 14, 2019 @ 7:00 - 9pm ET   North Carolinians feel that disconnection from each other is the biggest issue facing our state, and they want to do something about it. This trend was discovered by NC State’s Institute for Emerging Issues, and ReCONNECT NC Civic Conversations is their initiative to address it through a series of conversations across…

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Righteousness and Relationships: 90-Minute Conversation w/ Optional 30-Minute Q & A with Hosts!

August 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

August 15, 2019 @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm ET / 4:00 - 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) Racist, sexist, homophobe, even nazi: these words have lost their power for many conservatives. They don’t believe that these words describe them. They experience this as name-calling – part of an ongoing effort to undermine people on the right who have different values. Latte drinking liberal, femi-nazi, elitist: these are a few of the words that are used to dismiss people…

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