We are offering an online experience of our powerful three-Conversation Race and Ethnicity series on three Fridays in February—the 14th, 21st and 28th. Times for this 90-minute Conversation are 1:30-3pm ET/10:30am-noon PT.
To sign up, please click here.
We welcome you to join us! If you’d like a taste of this series, click here for a short video. You’ll also find links to the series Guides and the questions we will be exploring together on that page.
This series offers each participant a chance to speak to their own experiences of race and ethnicity, and to hear the experiences of others. Our trained hosts and tried and true Conversation Agreements provide a way for participants to explore questions like: “Were conversations about race a part of your upbringing? If so, how was the subject approached? How did people around you talk about other races?” As one participant reported, “The ground rules laid out at the beginning made me feel free to share from my own experience and know that others were going to be asked not to judge or argue.”
As with all our online Conversations, we offer this series to give you an opportunity to enjoy and learn from this practice, with the hope that it will inspire you to bring Living Room Conversations to your own community.
Introduction to Living Room Conversations
Friday, January 31st!
Based on increasing curiosity about Living Room Conversations, we are offering an introductory training that is open to anyone and answers questions like:
- What is a Living Room Conversation?
- What is their purpose?
- How did they start?
- How are they structured?
- How do you participate in them?
Our next Introduction will take place on Friday, January 31st from 12-1pm ET/9-10am PT. Note that registration will close 2 hours before the training begins. Click here to sign up!
Here are some of our upcoming free, online events–click on the link to sign up!
- On Friday, January 31st, Introduction to Living Room Conversations takes place! (For more info, see box above or click on that link.)
- On Tuesday, February 4th, we’ll offer our second-ever Lunch Hour Living Room Conversation on Empathy.
- On Wednesday, February 12, we’re offering Fellowship and Friendships, a Living Room Conversation inspired by Rotary’s Four-Way Test.
- Our three-Conversation Race and Ethnicity series begins Friday, February 14th. See our lead story above for more information.
If you’ve been wanting to proclaim your love for bridging divides through conversation, have we got some swag for you! The Living Room Conversations Shop is now open!
We offer t-shirts, a cellphone holder with speech bubbles on it, and our Conversation Agreements in a cool acrylic cube you can keep desktop to remind you of the Agreements and hold down your paperwork.
Click here to browse our shop! And let us know what items you’d like to see by replying directly to this email.
LRC Question of the Week:
How do you stay fully present and attentive when deeply listening to someone?
A good question is a great way to connect with someone—and a way to understand yourself and others a little better. Most of our Conversation Guides contain five or six great questions.
We want to help people build the habit of connecting with curiosity in our daily lives. So we’re inviting you to engage with a question each week—by answering the Question of the Week yourself or asking a friend, colleague or family member. With your permission, we can share your responses and hopefully increase people’s interest in curious connecting conversations. You can respond to our question of the week by replying to this email!