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June 2019

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

August 22 @ 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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Homelessness: 90-Minute Conversation w/ Optional 30-Minute Q & A with Hosts!

August 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Homelessness August 22, 2019 @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm ET / 4:00 - 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) Homelessness in America is a problem that reminds us daily of our failure to be our best. How do we explain to children the presence of hungry, cold, neglected and often mentally ill men women and children on our streets in the midst of plenty? If we gather neighbors, business owners, health care workers, police, government officials, homeless people and…

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

August 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

August 26, 2019 @ 4:00 - 6:00 pm PT/ 7:00 - 9:00 pm ET (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 what…

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

August 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Peace Building in the U.S. August 29, 2019 @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm ET / 4:00 - 6:00 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…

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September 2019

Social Equity: 90-Minute Online Conversation

September 5 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am PDT

SOCIAL EQUITY LIVING ROOM CONVERSATION SEPT. 5, 2019 @ 11:30 AM ET / 8:30 AM PT (adjust for your time zone) Social equity can be defined as a commitment to promote fair, just, and equitable recognition of basic needs of all residents and the total community, and a commitment to diligently advocate for the provision of those needs to all residents and the total community. This conversation focuses on our own personal and community experiences with the idea of social equity…

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

September 5 @ 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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Abortion: 90-Minute Conversation w/ Optional 30-Minute Q & A with Hosts

September 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Abortion: For, Against, or Somewhere In Between September 5, 2019 @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm ET / 4:00 - 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) Abortion is seldom a topic that we speak about in casual conversation. More often we hear abortion talked about by news media, politicians or, more rarely, depicted in books, television shows or movies. In pretty much any situation, abortion elicits an intense emotional response. In the U.S. the conversation on abortion generally centers on…

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Guns and Responsibility Living Room Conversation 9/10/19

September 10 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am PDT

GUNS AND RESPONSIBILITY SEPT. 10, 2019 @ 11:30 AM ET / 8:30 AM PT (adjust for your time zone) Guns, the second amendment, and gun control are topics that often bring forth strong passions and opinions. They are repeatedly used to put people into two neat categories: those for stronger gun rights and those for stronger gun control, Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives. However, things are not always that simple. This conversation focuses on our own personal experience with guns…

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Guns and Responsibility Living Room Conversation 9/11/19

September 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

GUNS AND RESPONSIBILITY SEPT. 11, 2019 @ 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT (adjust for your time zone) Guns, the second amendment, and gun control are topics that often bring forth strong passions and opinions. They are repeatedly used to put people into two neat categories: those for stronger gun rights and those for stronger gun control, Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives. However, things are not always that simple. This conversation focuses on our own personal experience with guns…

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

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Gender September 12, 2019 @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm ET / 4:00 - 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) What’s the big deal about gender? In this conversation, we will explore biological sex, gender identity, and gender expression to better understand how these concepts impact your life and the lives of others. We will use the following definitions: Biological Sex- refers to the biological anatomy of an individual’s reproductive system, and secondary sexcharacteristics (male, female, intersex, etc.)Gender Identity- an…

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Guns and Responsibility Living Room Conversation 9/12/19

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

GUNS AND RESPONSIBILITY SEPT. 12, 2019 @ 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT (adjust for your time zone) Guns, the second amendment, and gun control are topics that often bring forth strong passions and opinions. They are repeatedly used to put people into two neat categories: those for stronger gun rights and those for stronger gun control, Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives. However, things are not always that simple. This conversation focuses on our own personal experience with guns…

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Guns and Responsibility LRC 9/18/19 w/optional 30-min Q&A

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

GUNS AND RESPONSIBILITY SEPT. 18, 2019 @ 3:00 PM ET / Noon PT (adjust for your time zone) Guns, the second amendment, and gun control are topics that often bring forth strong passions and opinions. They are repeatedly used to put people into two neat categories: those for stronger gun rights and those for stronger gun control, Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives. However, things are not always that simple. This conversation focuses on our own personal experience with guns and…

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

September 19 @ 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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Listening Courageously: 90-Minute Conversation w/ Optional 30-Minute Q & A with Hosts!

September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

LISTENING COURAGEOUSLY SEP. 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm ET / 4:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone) “Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without courage you cannot practice any of the other virtues consistently,” Dr. Maya Angelou said. When you think of being courageous, you might think of facing a common fear like the fear of heights or public speaking. Facing fears like these involves discomfort and uncertainty. We might wonder if the potential benefits will outweigh…

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Weave The Social Fabric Living Room Conversation

September 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT

Weave the Social Fabric: Conversation 1 SEPT. 20, 2019 @ NOON ET / 9:00 AM PT (adjust for your time zone) Many people sense that something is broken in society. Surveys show about half of young adult Americans are lonely. Opioid addiction, suicide, gun violence, ethnic tension and depression have been rising. We face rapid change from a globalized economy, cell phones and social media, job-hopping, online dating, immigration, and uncertainty about our future health and wealth. Our social fabric seems…

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October 2019

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

October 3 @ 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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Relationships Over Politics: 90-Minute Conversation w/ Optional 30-Minute Q & A with Hosts!

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

Relationships Over Politics: Connecting With Friends and Family Oct. 3, 2019 @ 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT (adjust for your time zone) Is it possible to use Living Room Conversations with our families and close friends? It is ultimately challenging, because family are more likely to break ‘host and guest’ social norms. The emotional stakes are higher, conversations are colored by long, deeply personal histories and it can feel easier to ‘take the gloves off’ and fight dirty, unconstrained…

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LRC Staff Conversation

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT

This is a private event that is made to test out a new system. Please disregard if you are viewing this by mistake.

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

October 17 @ 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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