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April 2019

National Week of Conversation: Relationships over Politics: Connecting with Friends and Family

April 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

April 5, 2019 at 3:30 - 5:00 pm ET/ 12:30 - 2:00 pm PT(adjust for your time zone)  Register at the bottom of this page or click here to go directly to the EventBrite page to register. Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation. These conversations are open to anyone and everyone -  no prior training or experience is needed to participate. You…

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National Week of Conversation: Status & Privilege

April 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

April 6, 2019 at 3:30 - 5:00 pm ET/ 12:30 - 2:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone)  Register at the bottom of this page or click here to go directly to the EventBrite page to register. Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation. These conversations are open to anyone and everyone -  no prior training or experience is needed to participate. You…

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National Week of Conversation: Free Speech, Fighting Words and Violence

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

April 6, 2019 at 7:30 - 9:00 pm ET/ 4:30 - 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone)  Register at the bottom of this page or click here to go directly to the EventBrite page to register. Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation. These conversations are open to anyone and everyone -  no prior training or experience is needed to participate. You…

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National Week of Conversation: Entertainment and Media: Created Culture or Following it?

April 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

April 7, 2019 at 3:30 - 5:00 pm ET/ 12:30 - 2:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone)  Register at the bottom of this page or click here to go directly to the EventBrite page to register. Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation. These conversations are open to anyone and everyone -  no prior training or experience is needed to participate. You…

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National Week of Conversation: Faith and Politics

April 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

April 8, 2019 at 7:30 - 9:00 pm ET/ 4:30 - 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone)  Register at the bottom of this page or click here to go directly to the EventBrite page to register. Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation. These conversations are open to anyone and everyone -  no prior training or experience is needed to participate. You…

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National Week of Conversation: Healthcare

April 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT

April 9, 2019 at 2:30 - 4:00 pm ET/ 11:30 - 1:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone)  Register at the bottom of this page or click here to go directly to the EventBrite page to register. Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation. These conversations are open to anyone and everyone -  no prior training or experience is needed to participate. You…

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National Week of Conversation: Guns and Responsibility

April 9 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

April 9, 2019 at 3:30 - 5:00 pm ET/ 12:30 - 2:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone)  Register at the bottom of this page or click here to go directly to the EventBrite page to register. Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation. These conversations are open to anyone and everyone -  no prior training or experience is needed to participate. You…

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National Week of Conversation: Communicating with Care

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT

12:00pm - 1:30 pm ET/ 9:00 - 10:30 am PT(adjust for your time zone)  Register at the bottom of this page or click here to go directly to the EventBrite page to register. Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation. These conversations are open to anyone and everyone -  no prior training or experience is needed to participate. You may find that you…

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National Week of Conversation: Freedom

April 11 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

April 11, 2019 at 3:30 - 5:00 pm ET/ 12:30 - 2:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone)  Register at the bottom of this page or click here to go directly to the EventBrite page to register. Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation. These conversations are open to anyone and everyone -  no prior training or experience is needed to participate. You…

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National Week of Conversation: Media and Polarization

April 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm PDT

April 11, 2019 at 6:00 -7:30 pm ET/3:00 -4:30 pm PT (adjust for your time zone)  Register at the bottom of this page or click here to go directly to the EventBrite page to register. Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation. These conversations are open to anyone and everyone -  no prior training or experience is needed to participate. You may find that…

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Reckoning with Jefferson: Race, Religion, and the America We Want to Be (April 11, 4pm EST)

April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

April 11, 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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National Week of Conversation: Politics in Faith Communities

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT

April 12, 2019 at 5:00 - 6:30 pm ET/ 2:00 - 3:30 pm PT (adjust for your time zone)  Register at the bottom of this page or click here to go directly to the EventBrite page to register. Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation. These conversations are open to anyone and everyone -  no prior training or experience is needed to participate. You…

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Reckoning with Jefferson: Race, Religion, and the America We Want to Be (10am EST)

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

April 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM ET to 11:30 AM 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 (12pm EST)

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

April 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM ET to 1:30 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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Online Living Room Conversation: Tribalism 101: Next Door Strangers

April 13 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

April 13, 2019 @ 3:30 - 5:00 pm ET/ 12:30 - 2:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) Join us for a free online (using Zoom) Living Room Conversation on the topic of Tribalism. Please see the conversation guide for this topic. Some of the questions explored include: Name one or more groups you feel at home or strongly identify with (where you find a sense ofbelonging and/or feel stronger together) What generalizations do you make about other groups? How do you evaluate…

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Reckoning with Jefferson: Race, Religion, and the America We Want to Be (Chicago 1pm CST)

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
American Islamic College (AIC), 640 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60613 United States

April 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET to 2:30 PM CT Join us for a Living Room Conversation at American Islamic College 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 history should play in America…

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Reckoning with Jefferson: Race, Religion, and the America We Want to Be (2pm EST)

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

April 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM ET to 3:30 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 (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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