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July 2021

How to Host a Conversation About Race

July 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT

11:00am CST / 12:00pm EST This training is one of the required steps of our Host Certification Program. If you are interested in becoming a certified host, sign up here. Conversations on race are happening all around us, including our social media feeds. And there's a lot to talk about. We're providing a 1-hour training with a 15 minute Q&A on how to host conversations about Race using our conversation model. In this training, we will: Offer basic tools and…

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Introduction to Living Room Conversations

July 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Join us for an interactive introduction to Living Room Conversations. In this session, we will: Introduce our model Share upcoming programs and how to get involved Have time for Q&A with our leaders This is a great first step to help you understand what we do, meet some of our staff, and decide how to get involved– whether as a host, participant, volunteer, or all of the above. We look forward to meeting you! Please note: This session is free.…

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Hosting Best Practices

July 27, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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One event on August 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm

This training is one of the required steps of our Host Certification Program. You have to be a part of the summer Host Certification Program to attend this training. If you are interested in becoming a certified host, sign up here. In this training, our team will introduce and clarify best practices in order to support your progress as a host. We'll talk through common challenges, role-play scenarios, and offer tips and solutions. We'll also review the Hosting Rubric ––…

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August 2021

How to Organize & Host your own Living Room Conversations

August 3, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

11:00am CST / 12:00pm EST This training is one of the required steps of our Host Certification Program. If you are interested in becoming a certified host, sign up here. Join our most popular training to learn the simple steps and tips to organize and host your own Living Room Conversation no matter the setting. In this training, we will: Introduce our conversation model Share simple steps for organizing and hosting online and in-person conversations Provide tips and solutions for…

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Story & Skill Share

August 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT

Join us Wednesday, August 4th from 5-6:30pm PT/8-9:30pm ET. A quarterly convening among conversation hosts and organizers, community leaders, and Living Room Conversations staff members to share stories and learn skills. Story & Skill Share

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Hosting Best Practices

August 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
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One event on August 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm

This training is one of the required steps of our Host Certification Program. You have to be a part of the summer Host Certification Program to attend this training. If you are interested in becoming a certified host, sign up here. In this training, our team will introduce and clarify best practices in order to support your progress as a host. We'll talk through common challenges, role-play scenarios, and offer tips and solutions. We'll also review the Hosting Rubric ––…

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How to Host a Conversation About Race

August 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT
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One event on March 16, 2022 at 9:00 am

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One event on May 18, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on June 22, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on July 20, 2022 at 4:30 pm

One event on August 17, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on October 19, 2022 at 9:00 am

We host this training monthly. Choose the date that works from you on the calendar below! Conversations on race are happening all around us, including our social media feeds. And there's a lot to talk about. We're providing a 1-hour training with a 15 minute Q&A on how to host conversations about Race using our conversation model. In this training, we will: Offer basic tools and understanding to empower you to organize your own Living Room Conversation Go over common…

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Introduction to Living Room Conversations

August 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Introduction to Living Room Conversations

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Host Certification Graduation Event

August 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

This is a closed event for participants of our Host Certification Program. If you are interested in joining our Host Certification Program, sign up here. August 31st,  5pm PACIFIC/ 7pm CENTRAL / 8pm EASTERN Let's celebrate the graduation of our certified hosts! This will be a casual, virtual get together signifying the end of the program. We will go over next steps and answer any questions you might have. We have rescheduled our graduation event! Please check in with Becca…

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September 2021

How to Host and Organize Living Room Conversations

September 14, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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One event on April 12, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on May 10, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on July 12, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on August 9, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on September 13, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on October 11, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on November 8, 2022 at 9:00 am

We host this training monthly. Living Room Conversations is focused on resources to help you stay connected. We are offering this training on how to organize and host your own Living Room Conversation via video call. While everyone is welcome to attend, those who have participated in a Living Room Conversation and have a group of people in mind to invite may get the most out of this training. In this training, we will: 1) Hear from you about your…

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Restorative Justice Conversation

September 15, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Many people are curious about the status and consequences of the current U.S. criminal justice system. Topics like mass incarceration, the School to Prison Pipeline, and Community-Police Relations are receiving attention at state and federal levels of government, adding to the growing sense we could be doing better. Throughout the country, schools and communities are working together with local courts and police departments to explore changing how crime is addressed with a method called Restorative Justice. Restorative Justice is based…

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Living Room Conversations LIVE premiere: Communitarianism & Conservatism

September 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

7pm-8pm ET /4pm-5pm PT (adjust for your time zone) Join us for the YouTube premiere of Communitarianism & Conservatism. You will receive information on how to view the conversation once you register. Participate in the chat and share your own views, experiences, and reactions to the conversation in real time. Check out the Communitarianism and Conservatism guide here! It was created in collaboration with The American Project a multi-year program to propel innovative ideas for reimagining the future of America’s conservative…

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Introduction to Living Room Conversations

September 30, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Join us for an interactive introduction to Living Room Conversations, our model, and upcoming programs. This is a great first step to help you understand what we do, meet some of our staff, and decide how to get involved– whether as a host, participant, volunteer, or all of the above. There will be time for Q&A. We are a low overhead, open-source, grassroots effort. Your donations help to make our online conversation offerings possible. The Calendar below has all of…

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October 2021

Living Room Conversations LIVE Premiere: Climate of Unity

October 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

7pm-8pm ET /4pm-5pm PT (adjust for your time zone)   Join us for the LIVE Premiere of the Climate of Unity. Listen and watch six leaders in climate and conservation speak about the climate and the future of our world. Participate in the chat and share your own views, experiences, and reactions to the conversation in real time.   We all want to live in a healthy environment, yet most of us make compromises to enjoy the benefits of modern…

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AllSides Talks: Political Stereotypes

October 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
online, online United States

On Monday, October 25th, 2021, at 8PM ET / 5PM PT Americans from a variety of backgrounds will gather for small group conversations to discuss the impact of political stereotypes in their lives, and what they wish others would understand about their political beliefs. How It Works 1. Answer a few simple questions. Tell us a bit about yourself. We'll match you with a small group of people, some who have answered the questions differently from you. 2. Join the event. Follow the…

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January 2022

Interested in a Living Room Conversations Book Club?

January 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

Join the informational meeting TONIGHT 1/5/2022(7pm EST/4pm PST) by registering here!   We have a growing number of conversation guides that are paired with books.  In 2021 we wrote new topic guides to go with Amanda Ripley’s book High Conflict and Joe Keohane’s The Power of Strangers.  U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s book, Together, about how loneliness hurts us has been paired with the conversation guide Alone: Solitude or Isolation. Our Forgiveness, Healing, Hope, and Unity guides, are based on Anita Sanchez’ book, The Four Sacred Gifts.  These are some of our most popular guides.  There are…

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Living Room Conversation LIVE: Mental Health & Belonging

January 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

Let's start off this year with some important conversation! Mental Health has been a top performing guide for a long time but we saw a large increase in its use in the last year. It is clear that the changes in our society in the past few years have got many thinking about their mental health. Living Room Conversations is making belonging a focus for 2022, and, with that in mind, we decided that this was a great pairing. We…

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March 2022

How to Host a Conversation About Race

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT
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One event on March 16, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on April 20, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 18, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on June 22, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on July 20, 2022 at 4:30 pm

One event on August 17, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on October 19, 2022 at 9:00 am

We host this training monthly. Choose the date that works from you on the calendar below! Conversations on race are happening all around us, including our social media feeds. And there's a lot to talk about. We're providing a 1-hour training with a 15 minute Q&A on how to host conversations about Race using our conversation model. In this training, we will: Offer basic tools and understanding to empower you to organize your own Living Room Conversation Go over common…

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April 2022

How to Host and Organize Living Room Conversations

April 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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One event on April 12, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on May 10, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on July 12, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on August 9, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on September 13, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on October 11, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on November 8, 2022 at 9:00 am

We host this training monthly. Living Room Conversations is focused on resources to help you stay connected. We are offering this training on how to organize and host your own Living Room Conversation via video call. While everyone is welcome to attend, those who have participated in a Living Room Conversation and have a group of people in mind to invite may get the most out of this training. In this training, we will: 1) Hear from you about your…

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Living Room Conversations LIVE: Building Better Communication

April 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

Humans are wired to connect, and conversation is one of our greatest tools for connection. Join us for a conversation about talking to strangers, digging into what it looks like to build better communication: listening to understand, being curious, and being authentic. We have assembled a diverse, inter-generational group including the author of The Power of Strangers, a college student, a veteran, a nonprofit executive, and a high school senior. This is a watch party of a conversation not a…

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How to Host a Conversation About Race

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
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One event on March 16, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on April 20, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on June 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on July 20, 2022 at 4:30 pm

One event on August 17, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on October 19, 2022 at 4:00 pm

We host this training monthly. Choose the date that works from you on the calendar below! Conversations on race are happening all around us, including our social media feeds. And there's a lot to talk about. We're providing a 1-hour training with a 15 minute Q&A on how to host conversations about Race using our conversation model. In this training, we will: Offer basic tools and understanding to empower you to organize your own Living Room Conversation Go over common…

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Mental Health: A Conversation for Youth by Youth

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT

–A National Week of Conversation Event– Join us for a special conversation on mental health for youth hosted by the Youth Council of Living Room Conversations. As youth, our daily life mainly revolves around growing our mind- be it through school or relationships. However, when 50% of all eventual mental health illnesses start at age 14 (source: NAMI), teenagers can feel that that time is actually spent struggling with their minds and the changing world around them. From the pressures…

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Talk to Connect: Building Better Communication

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT

–A National Week of Conversation Event– Do you ever struggle to feel seen and heard? We're here for you! One of the most powerful ways to generate belonging is through conversation and during this National Week of Conversation, we're inviting you to join us for our first ever "Talk to Connect" event. Living Room Conversations staff and certified hosts will help to guide you through a conversation around belonging and building better communication, whether that's in your personal relationships, communities,…

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May 2022

How to Host and Organize Living Room Conversations

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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One event on April 12, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on May 10, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on July 12, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on August 9, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on September 13, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on October 11, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on November 8, 2022 at 9:00 am

We host this training monthly. Living Room Conversations is focused on resources to help you stay connected. We are offering this training on how to organize and host your own Living Room Conversation via video call. While everyone is welcome to attend, those who have participated in a Living Room Conversation and have a group of people in mind to invite may get the most out of this training. In this training, we will: 1) Hear from you about your…

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How to Host a Conversation About Race

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT
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One event on March 16, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on April 20, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 18, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on June 22, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on July 20, 2022 at 4:30 pm

One event on August 17, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on October 19, 2022 at 9:00 am

We host this training monthly. Choose the date that works from you on the calendar below! Conversations on race are happening all around us, including our social media feeds. And there's a lot to talk about. We're providing a 1-hour training with a 15 minute Q&A on how to host conversations about Race using our conversation model. In this training, we will: Offer basic tools and understanding to empower you to organize your own Living Room Conversation Go over common…

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June 2022

Host Certification Kick-off!

June 11 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am PDT

Saturday, June 11th, 90 minutes, 11:30am – 1:00 ET / 8:30 – 10:00 am PT This is a closed event just for those joining the Host Certification Program. If you'd like to learn more and sign-up CLICK HERE. This is a Zoom meeting. We will cover introductions, how to use the Living Room Conversations format, Questions and Answers, and more! For the details on joining please email becca@livingroomconversations.org.

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How to Host a Conversation About Race

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT
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One event on March 16, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on April 20, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on May 18, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on June 22, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on July 20, 2022 at 4:30 pm

One event on August 17, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on October 19, 2022 at 9:00 am

We host this training monthly. Choose the date that works from you on the calendar below! Conversations on race are happening all around us, including our social media feeds. And there's a lot to talk about. We're providing a 1-hour training with a 15 minute Q&A on how to host conversations about Race using our conversation model. In this training, we will: Offer basic tools and understanding to empower you to organize your own Living Room Conversation Go over common…

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July 2022

How to Host and Organize Living Room Conversations

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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One event on April 12, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on May 10, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on July 12, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on August 9, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on September 13, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on October 11, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on November 8, 2022 at 9:00 am

We host this training monthly. Living Room Conversations is focused on resources to help you stay connected. We are offering this training on how to organize and host your own Living Room Conversation via video call. While everyone is welcome to attend, those who have participated in a Living Room Conversation and have a group of people in mind to invite may get the most out of this training. In this training, we will: 1) Hear from you about your…

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How to Host a Conversation About Race

July 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
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One event on March 16, 2022 at 4:30 pm

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One event on May 18, 2022 at 4:30 pm

One event on June 22, 2022 at 4:30 pm

One event on July 20, 2022 at 4:30 pm

One event on August 17, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on October 19, 2022 at 4:30 pm

We host this training monthly. Choose the date that works from you on the calendar below! Conversations on race are happening all around us, including our social media feeds. And there's a lot to talk about. We're providing a 1-hour training with a 15 minute Q&A on how to host conversations about Race using our conversation model. In this training, we will: Offer basic tools and understanding to empower you to organize your own Living Room Conversation Go over common…

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August 2022

How to Host and Organize Living Room Conversations

August 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am PDT
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One event on April 12, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on May 10, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on July 12, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on August 9, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on September 13, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on October 11, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on November 8, 2022 at 9:30 am

We host this training monthly. Living Room Conversations is focused on resources to help you stay connected. We are offering this training on how to organize and host your own Living Room Conversation via video call. While everyone is welcome to attend, those who have participated in a Living Room Conversation and have a group of people in mind to invite may get the most out of this training. In this training, we will: 1) Hear from you about your…

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Book Club – Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+0

7pm CST/8 pm EST Haven't read the book? No problem! It is not a prerequisite to have read the book Join us for a conversation with special guest authors Leigh Marz and Justin Zorn as they discuss their new book Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise. We will be using questions from our new conversation guide, Silence and Noise: Finding Stillness in the Modern World, for the discussion.   REGISTER HERE

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How to Host a Conversation About Race

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT
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One event on March 16, 2022 at 9:00 am

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One event on May 18, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on June 22, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on July 20, 2022 at 4:30 pm

One event on August 17, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on October 19, 2022 at 9:00 am

We host this training monthly. Choose the date that works from you on the calendar below! Conversations on race are happening all around us, including our social media feeds. And there's a lot to talk about. We're providing a 1-hour training with a 15 minute Q&A on how to host conversations about Race using our conversation model. In this training, we will: Offer basic tools and understanding to empower you to organize your own Living Room Conversation Go over common…

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September 2022

Organizer Story and Skill Share

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

We will have time to network, talk about the conversations you are having or hope to have, and learn from each other. Lauren Barthold, from the Heathmere Center for Cultural Engagement, will be talking about her work organizing regular Living Room Conversations in response to local community needs, events, and issues. We'll also share a brand new resource that can be used for rapid response in communities.   CLICK HERE REGISTER!

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How to Host and Organize Living Room Conversations

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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One event on April 12, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on May 10, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on July 12, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on August 9, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on September 13, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on October 11, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on November 8, 2022 at 9:00 am

We host this training monthly. Living Room Conversations is focused on resources to help you stay connected. We are offering this training on how to organize and host your own Living Room Conversation via video call. While everyone is welcome to attend, those who have participated in a Living Room Conversation and have a group of people in mind to invite may get the most out of this training. In this training, we will: 1) Hear from you about your…

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Introduction to Talking Politics

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

Join us for an interactive introduction to Talking Politics with Living Room Conversations. Election seasons can be charged and it can be difficult to open the door to conversations with people that have different views. This is a great first step to help you understand what we do, meet some of our staff, and decide how to get involved. We are a low overhead, open-source, grassroots effort. Your donations help to make our online conversation offerings possible.

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