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March 2019

Online Living Room Conversation: The Search for Purpose

March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC-8

March 1, 2019 @ 5:00pm Eastern/2:00pm Pacific (adjust for your time zone) Join us for a free online (using Zoom) Living Room Conversation on the topic of The Search for Purpose. Please see the conversation guide for this topic. Some of the questions explored include: Where did you learn about your personal values and develop self esteem? How has money or “keeping up with the Jones’s” played a role in defining you? Where did you learn about the relationship between individuals and community?…

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Online Living Room Conversation: History & Society

March 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm PST

March 5, 2019 @ 4:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Pacific (adjust for your time zone) Join us for a free online (using Zoom) Living Room Conversation on the topic of History & Society. Please see the conversation guide for this topic. Some of the questions explored include: Have you seen any examples of history that conveys a certain overarching “story” in a way that felt either positive or negative to you? If so, please share. When you were taught history of your country or the larger…

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Online Living Room Conversation: Police-community Relations

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PST

March 7, 2019 @ 5:00pm Eastern/2:00pm Pacific (adjust for your time zone) Join us for a free online (using Zoom) Living Room Conversation on the topic of Police-community Relations. Please see the conversation guide for this topic. Some of the questions explored include: What has been your personal response to instances of police-citizen shootings, if any? What do you think is contributing to the police-citizen shootings right now? What role, if any, do you see racism playing in our current attention to law…

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Online Living Room Conversation Inspired Event: Men & Women in Relationships: Building Trust & Intimacy by Honoring Boundaries

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST

March 7, 2019 @ 9:30pm-11:30pm Eastern/6:30pm - 8:30pm Pacific (adjust for your time zone) Join us for a free, online (using Zoom), two-hour special event inspired by Living Room Conversations! The topic will be Men & Women in Relationships: Building Trust & Intimacy by Honoring Boundaries. This event has been designed and will be hosted by two of our talented, long-time hosts, Lewis & Sushila. This Living Room Conversations format has been adapted to include Empathy Circles( that will give participants a…

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Online Living Room Conversation: Mental Health

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PST

March 9, 2019 @ 2:00pm Eastern/11:00am Pacific (adjust for your time zone) Join us for a free online (using Zoom) Living Room Conversation on the topic of Mental Health. Please see the conversation guide for this topic. Some of the questions explored include: What experiences in your life, your work or your family inform your thinking about mental health? Is mental health an important issue in your community, and if so, why? In your experience, how are mental health issues affecting young people?…

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Online Living Room Conversation: Tribalism 101: Next Door Strangers

March 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

March 13, 2019 @ 6:30pm Eastern/3:30pm Pacific (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 or check the validity of your generalizations,…

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

March 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm PDT/ 3:00 pm EST 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. Space…

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Online Living Room Conversation: American Culture: Melting pot or salad bowl or something else?

March 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT

March 16, 2019 @ 2:30pm Eastern/11:30am Pacific (adjust for your time zone) Join us for a free online (using Zoom) Living Room Conversation on the topic of American Culture: Melting pot or salad bowl or something else?. Please see the conversation guide for this topic. Some of the questions explored include: What is your cultural heritage? Have you experienced cultures other than your own? What did you appreciate? What made you uncomfortable? What value do you see in having a single, shared American culture?…

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Online Living Room Conversation: Climate Change

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

March 23, 2019 @ 4:00pm Eastern/1:00pm Pacific (adjust for your time zone) Join us for a free online (using Zoom) Living Room Conversation on the topic of Climate Change. Please see the conversation guide for this topic. Some of the questions explored include: Do you believe that climate change is a natural cycle of the earth, man-made or both? Are you concerned about climate change? Share your views. Are you frustrated by the amount of attention given to climate change? Share your views…

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Online Living Room Conversation: Free Speech, Hate Speech and Campus Life

March 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

March 27, 2019 @ 4:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Pacific (adjust for your time zone) Join us for a free online (using Zoom) Living Room Conversation on the topic of Free Speech, Hate Speech and Campus Life. Please see the conversation guide for this topic. Some of the questions explored include: What norms do you follow when expressing your opinion? I.e. do you hold back, attempt to persuade others, “let it fly” or ???  What do you consider hate speech? What rules or norms should there…

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Online Living Room Conversation: Social Equity

March 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT

March 30, 2019 @ 2:30pm Eastern/11:30am Pacific (adjust for your time zone) Join us for a free online (using Zoom) Living Room Conversation on the topic of Social Equity. Please see the conversation guide for this topic. Some of the questions explored include: What does the concept of “social equity” mean to you? Are there “social equity” concerns in your community? If so, what are they? If not, should there be? When it comes to achieving social equity, do your values line up…

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April 2019

National Week of Conversation: Forgiveness

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT

April 5, 2019 at 1:00-2:30pm Eastern/10:00-11:30am Pacific (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 have similar views to…

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Online Living Room Conversation: History & Society

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT

April 5, 2019 @ 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET/ 10:00 - 11:30 am PT (adjust for your time zone) Join us for a free online (using Zoom) Living Room Conversation on the topic of History & Society. Please see the conversation guide for this topic. Some of the questions explored include: Have you seen any examples of history that conveys a certain overarching “story” in a way that felt either positive or negative to you? If so, please share. When you were taught…

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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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