BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Living Room Conversations - ECPv5.1.6//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Living Room Conversations X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Living Room Conversations BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Los_Angeles BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0800 TZOFFSETTO:-0700 TZNAME:PDT DTSTART:20210314T100000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0700 TZOFFSETTO:-0800 TZNAME:PST DTSTART:20211107T090000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Los_Angeles:20210228T130000 DTEND;TZID=America/Los_Angeles:20210228T143000 DTSTAMP:20210304T220543 CREATED:20210201T183244Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210201T183826Z SUMMARY:Fiber Arts: Crafting Understanding DESCRIPTION:Humans create communities for so many reasons: safety\, belonging\, shared interests and values\, and as an extension of identity. The fiber arts community reflects many of those ideals. Sharing creative ideas\, designs\, and skills can be energizing for crafters and artists of all ages and walks of life. The fiber arts community\, much like society as a whole\, has not been immune to political and racial tensions. Efforts to promote more equitable representation of all subgroups within the community have been challenging. At times\, there have been feelings of being unwelcome on all sides. This conversation offers an opportunity to listen to each other and appreciate the shared interests that created this community. By recognizing and allowing our differences\, we can find ways to remain connected and supportive of each other regardless of personal background. \nThis is a brand new guide! Here are the questions that this guide explores: \n\nWhat drew you to the crafting community? What crafts do you enjoy\, and how did you first learn about them?\nHow do you connect to other crafters? What benefits have you experienced from these connections?\nWhat differences have you noticed within the crafting community? How has it changed over the years? How have you embraced\, or felt challenged\, by those changes?\nWhat do belonging and exclusion look and feel like? How have you seen this within the crafting community?\nWhat are your hopes and concerns for the crafting community moving forward?\n\nPlease register via Calendly here by clicking the conversation date below and selecting the open time slot. If there are no options to click a date that means that our conversation has been filled. You will receive a confirmation email right away. FAQ below! \nWe are a low overhead\, open-source\, grassroots effort. Your donations help to make our online conversation offerings possible. A link to our donation page will be found on your registration confirmation page. \n \n\n\n \n  \nFAQ’s \nIs there a fee to participate? \nNo\, however\, our work is made possible through the donations of generous supporters – who might include you! You can give by clicking HERE or the donation button on the top right of this page. \nWhat do I need to participate?  \n\n\nYou will need a device with a webcam  (preferably a computer or tablet rather than a cell phone) to participate and be seen by other participants. A Zoom link to join the conversation and a link to the conversation guide will be sent to you the day before and again one hour before the conversation. \n\n\nAn attitude of respect and curiosity! \n\n\nCan I invite others to participate? \nYes!  We suggest reaching out to those who think differently from you and telling them why you think they would like this conversation and why you are registered.  You can send them to our events page on our website at: \nWhat if I have questions or need to cancel?  \nIf you have questions\, you can contact Chelsea at Details about how to cancel online or via email will be in the confirmation email you will receive just after you register\, or you can email Chelsea. URL: END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR