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:20200308T100000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0700 TZOFFSETTO:-0800 TZNAME:PST DTSTART:20201101T090000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Los_Angeles:20200304T163000 DTEND;TZID=America/Los_Angeles:20200304T173000 DTSTAMP:20210307T184612 CREATED:20200212T205131Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200221T222517Z SUMMARY:The America We Want to Be: 60 - Minute Conversation DESCRIPTION:Join us for a 60-minute Living Room Conversation video call we are hosting along with the Center for the Study of Liberty* on “The America We Want to Be”\, which is described below\, along with a list of the central questions we’ll explore together. Click HERE to register.  \n*The mission of the Center for the Study of Liberty is to support the building of a free society by creating spaces for civil conversations among independent thinkers. The Center organizes collaborative events and curates thought-provoking content to encourage the exploration of big questions about human freedom that lie at the heart of complex social issues. \nThe Declaration of Independence has a famous statement that says that we are endowed with the right to “Life\, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” But when this was written in 1776\, it did not include everyone. There are many views about this statement. Some say that we’ve made great progress; others point to how far we still need to go. Some believe that focusing on the past prevents moving forward; others think we still need to come to terms with our history. \nThe questions we may explore in this conversation include the following: \n\nAs you reflect on America’s founding aspirations\, what are your thoughts and feelings about our country today?\nWhat local\, state\, or federal policies support your pursuit of life\, liberty\, and happiness? Which inhibit your pursuit?\nHow have you seen local communities support their citizens in achieving their aspirations?\nWhat role\, if any\, do you experience our history playing in America today?\nHow does your ideal modern America reflect its founding aspirations and past?\nWhat is your personal commitment to creating the America you want?\n\nFAQ \nHow do I register?  \nUse this registration page co-created by the Center for the Study of Liberty and Living Room Conversations. You have up until  5:30pm ET/ 2:30pm PT on March 4th to register for this event.  \nWhat do I need to participate?  \nFirst\, you will need a copy of the two-page conversation guide\, which is linked here. \nSecond\, you will need a Zoom link which will be emailed to you before the conversation. To use this Zoom link\, you will need a device with a webcam  (preferably a computer) to participate and be seen by other participants. If you must use a tablet or a cell phone\, you will need to download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app first and enter the meeting ID code that is the same 9-digit number found on the Zoom URL link.  \nThird\, bring an attitude of respect and curiosity! \nIs there a fee to participate? \nNo\, however\, our work and the Center for the Study on Liberty’s work is made possible through the donations of generous supporters – who might include you!   \nHow can I invite others to participate?  \nWe suggest reaching out 1:1 to those who think differently from you and telling them why you think they would like this conversation and why you are registered. Just send them the link to this page which includes the registration link.  \nWhat if I have questions or need to cancel?  \nIf you have questions\, you can contact Lindsey at or Tracy at URL: END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR