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Respect. Relate. Connect.

Join our community of Americans dedicated to connecting across divides.

Wait, but why?

Disconnect divides us

…and leaves us questioning.

But we can choose to connect.

It’s not always easy, but sometimes we discover we have more in common than we realized.

Each respectful conversation is a piece of the bridge that connects us

And it all starts with one conversation.

What People are Saying

What is a Living Room Conversation?

It's a simple concept that's surprisingly powerful.

Two conversation hosts from different viewpoints each invite one or two others to join together for structured conversation on a specific topic. (We have a lot of structured topic guides to choose from, or you can create your own).

The Conversation Agreements and structure help assure a good experience and allow participants to get to know each other.

Living Room Conversations can happen anywhere: our homes, coffee shops, conference spaces, churches, and even online via video chat. 


By Gayle Yamauchi-Gleason Our organizer/volunteer, Gayle Yamauchi-Gleason shared the thoughtful write-up below about Living Room Conversations. I’m a Living Room Conversations organizer because the Living

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