National Week of Conversation 2024

April 15th-21st

Living Room Conversations works to connect people across divides and within communities. We are not alone! There is a growing movement to “bridge divides” in our country. Our huge library of free, easy-to-use resources makes us a natural partner of the National Week of Conversation. All week we’ll be sharing tips and offering opportunities for you to join in. This is a great moment for you to add your voice to our collective story of connection amidst division.

What is National Week of Conversation?

National Week of Conversation was created for those exhausted by division and hatred. You’re invited to bring your passion for issues in an environment where you can be heard. We welcome all Americans, across our many differences, into conversations that can rekindle relationships and help us relearn how to be the “we” we know we can be.

"Living Room Conversations is as powerful as the simplicity in which it is grounded. It is a brilliant concept, deeply grounded in an understanding of American culture, that cuts across ethnicity, political affiliation, class, religion, gender identification and race. We Americans are usually respectful of a guest in our home. When you are a guest in our home, you cease to be the villain or the enemy. You are our guests."
Audrey Addison Williams
founder and president, Healing Soul of America, Inc.
"I am an enthusiastic champion for Living Room Conversations because over the last several years I've come to realize that the largest divide in this country is not between the citizens of one party or another, but between the citizens and the Ruling Elite in Washington, DC and the state capitols....The status quo does not serve the people of this country and Living Room Conversations is a critical step in helping people to see that they have a lot in common with those they've been told by the politicians and the media that they should hate. Only by learning to respect each other, and work together in this way is real change possible."
Mark Meckler
cofounder, Tea Party Patriots
"Social media tools plus in-person meetings like the Living Room Conversations have the potential to transform our democracy for the better. They allow for anyone, regardless of background and political affiliation, to come together to be more involved in our civil and political processes — and to work together for the betterment of our country."
Elisa Batista
Bilingual journalist, award-winning blogger

How can I get involved?

Read.

What does a Living Room Conversation look like? Check out our LRC LIVE!: Building Better Communication below or view our entire library!

Watch.

Participate.

Living Room Conversations Events

The Kazm platform has Living Room Conversations anyone can join OR you can start your own.

How can I get involved?

Read.

Watch.

What does a Living Room Conversation look like? Check out our LRC LIVE!: Building Better Communication below or view our entire library!

Participate.

Living Room Conversations Events

The Kazm platform has Living Room Conversations anyone can join OR you can start your own.

The Political Courage Challenge

Starts with Us, part of the movement to foster critical thinking and constructive communication across our lines of difference, offers the Political Courage Challenge.

“This is an invitation to look deeply but kindly within yourself and work with others to fight the toxic division that’s tearing our country apart.”

Connecting Through Conversation Course

Starting May 1, 2023! Those wanting to grow their practice or deep dive into the power of conversation can now join our Connecting Through Conversation Course.

This course will prepare you to bring better conversation to all aspects of your personal and professional lives and better connect with others through conversation.

Learn More & Sign up!

How can I join the movement?

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Bring Living Room Conversations to your Community

Living Room Conversations have been designed so that anyone willing to follow the guide can have a successful conversation! 

Have a Dinner Party

There is something about having a conversation over a meal. Time and time again people tell us about great dinner conversations that they have had using Living Room Conversations. This tip sheet can help you use Living Room Conversations skills to practice loving and connecting with your family, even when you don’t like what they believe. 

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Support our Work

We create conversations that connect you! All year long, we provide resources and opportunities for you to bring better conversations to your personal relationships, neighborhoods, and workplaces. You can support our work by: