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Back to School

Author: Irshad Molla We hope you all had an exciting summer! School is officially back in session! As we embark on the fresh new year ahead of us, we wanted

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Hyphens: Combined, Yet Divided

Haya: Asian-American: a term set to define a vast group of more than 3 billion people from across the continent of Asia, across various cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Asian and

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Weaving our stories as women

Stories carry memories, history, and wisdom. They have the ability to ground us in an experience we may know little to nothing about, yet invoke feelings as if we were

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February 2023: Black History Month

By: Anaïs Maseda   Being someone with a richly diverse background and ancestry, I grew up confused about my ethnicity with constant questioning about my African-American culture. It took me

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January 2023: New Year

We are standing, yet again, at the edge of where our past year concludes and our new year is peaking over the horizon. What sort of lessons have we learned

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Love in the Time of Corona

Dear ones, Staring down our vulnerability hurts in the forgotten places. Who knew the dial of these anxious times would suddenly be cranked up to 11? How are you? Really? Our team

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Stirrings of Aliveness

Five of us gathered around my kitchen table last week armed with steaming mugs of tea, Skinny Pop Popcorn, and laptops—the weapons of suburban warriors.  To be more precise, we

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I Can Do This

By Beth Raps Dr. David Sacks is in private practice as a clinical psychologist in the metropolitan DC area. He met us through one of our star organizers, Jessica Shryack,

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What Type of Follower Are You?

By Debilyn Molineaux. Reposted from AllSides.com Since I saw this YouTube video on The First Follower, I’ve been fascinated by who follows whom, and why?  We often see analyses of various

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Paradox: Our Weakness Is Our Strength

By Joan Blades. Reposted from AllSides. I began describing Living Room Conversations as a domestic peace initiative just over a year ago. Individuals and communities that were at odds or disconnected were intentionally

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What is Your Level of Listening?

By David Womeldorff & Donna Zajonc. Reposted from TED*. Are you a good listener? According to a recent business survey, even though people are frequently texting and checking their email

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Testimonial

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 Room Conversations model has about

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Hearing Every Voice

By Tom McSteen. Reposted from AllSides.com. How do you feel when your voice is heard? How do you feel when it is not? We all want our voice to be

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Walking With a Giant

By Carlyn Montes De Oca. Reposted from animalhumanhealth.com What do you feel when you disagree with someone – discomfort, distaste, anger? Do you confront them or shut them out? Do

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Contrarian or Jerk?

By Debilyn Molineaux. Reposted from AllSides. We all know them — and we may be them. Who? People who seem to tear down every idea, project or dream we’ve been

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Righteousness and Relationships

By Serena Witherspoon. Reprinted from Huffington Post. I am of a mixed racial background. My mom is a white first-generation American and spent a large chunk of her adolescence being raised

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Affordable Housing and the American Dream

By Joan Blades, Founding Partner, Living Room Conversations. Reprinted from Huffington Post. Last month I was part of a community Living Room Conversation event about affordable housing at the Peninsula JCC in Silicon Valley, a

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Will We Meet Up on the Bridge?

By Keith Kozloff. Reprinted from Huffington Post. What should one do when approaching the bridge over the political divide, but can’t see anyone coming from the other side? The goal

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The American dream

By Michael V. Rodriguez. Reprinted from Huffington Post. At 6 am as coffee attempts to dominate sleepiness I find a fitting state of mind to recall last night’s Living Room Conversation about

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