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Lunch Hour Conversation: The America We Want to Be (w/Optional 30 Min with Hosts)

January 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST


January 16, 2020 @ NOON EASTERN / 9:00 AM PACIFIC (adjust for your time zone) 

Join us for this new shortened one hour format designed for your lunch hour, regardless of your timezone! 

The 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.

HERE is the conversation guide. The questions explored include:

  • As you reflect on America’s founding aspirations, what are your thoughts and feelings about our country today?
  • What local, state, or federal policies support your pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness? Which inhibit your pursuit?
  • How have you seen local communities support their citizens in achieving their aspirations?
  • What role, if any, do you experience our history playing in America today?
  • How does your ideal modern America reflect its founding aspirations and past?
  • What is your personal commitment to creating the America you want?


Is there a fee to participate?

No, however, our work is made possible through the donations of generous supporters – who might include you! You can give when you scroll down to register for this event by selecting the “donation ticket” option.

How long do I have to register? 
You have up until 4 hours before the event’s start time to register.  

How can I invite others to participate? 
At the bottom of your Confirmation email which you will receive right after you register, there are some resources you can use to invite others. In a nutshell, we 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. 

What do I need to participate? 

You 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.  

For the conversation, bring the Conversation Guide along with an attitude of respect and curiosity!

What if I have questions or need to cancel? 

If you have questions, you can contact [email protected]. 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 Heather. 

*Disclaimer: What happens within your Living Room Conversations is solely your responsibility. We provide the Conversation Agreements and Conversation Guides that give framework for having a respectful conversation. Living Room Conversations cannot assume liability for the content of the conversation or its outcome.