It’s that time again! The National Week of Conversation (NWOC) starts April 5th!
Are you curious about how others see things?
Do you believe that civil discourse has become downright uncivil?
Are you tired of avoiding those “other” people?
Do you aspire to learn how to be a better listener and communicator?
Do you want to know what this “Living Room Conversations” business is all about?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, join us! No prior experience, training, or expertise is required; just a genuine interest in bridging divides through conversation.
Over 95% of people who have a Living Room Conversation want to have another!!!
Join a Living Room Conversation–and bring a friend! Below are some online conversations happening over the first few days. Click here to see a full list of Living Room Conversations happening over the week!
Friday, April 5:
Saturday, April 6:
Sunday, April 7:
Space is limited, except where noted–sign up today by clicking on the Conversations you want to join, or see them all here!
In the words of Jaclyn Inglis, Partnerships Director of National Conversation Project, which organizes NWOC,
National Week of Conversation is a bold annual occasion when people with diverse perspectives #ListenFirst to understand. Through in-person and virtual conversations exploring any topic of interest, people of all stripes intentionally convene with the goal of mending our frayed social fabric and revitalizing America together. We are encouraging everyone and anyone to reach out to neighbors, family and friends and form your own conversations. One week. One week to step back from routine work schedules and routine interactions. One week to…prioritize your concerns about our future. One week when we can step forward–towards each other, with each other and for each other….Please join us for National Week of Conversation and practice what it means to #ListenFirst.
Join us! For a Conversation during National Week of Conversation!
Beth G. Raps, PhD
PS: Want to learn to host and organize Living Room Conversations? Join us at our host/organizer meeting the first and third Thursdays of each month at 9am PT/12pm ET. We share and get feedback on events we’re working on, troubleshoot hosting challenges, brainstorm ways to improve our conversations, and test out pilot conversation guides. It’s a great space to see what others in the Living Room Conversations community are doing while contributing meaningfully to the organization as a whole. Hope to see you there! To join, email firstname.lastname@example.org