Upcoming April 21 & 23, 2022

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America Talks!

Connecting with one another amid deep division

What is America Talks?

In April 2022, thousands of Americans will match with those who have different backgrounds and beliefs from all corners of the country to connect face-to-face on video. Each conversation will provide a repairing stitch to America’s frayed social fabric, as participants shift perspective from “us versus them” to “you and me.” 

Watch the video from our inaugural America Talks event in June of 2021

Problem: We are breaking apart.

Toxic polarization — the way we demonize each other across differences — is a grave threat to our families, communities, and country. It’s increasingly hitting close to home causing breakdown from the dinner table to family vacation, from the workplace to worship services. The American experiment will not long endure unless we reverse this trend. 

Solution: large scale opportunity for creating connection and finding a path forward

Bridge-building and peace-building experts around the globe endorse guided, face-to-face conversation across differences as one of the most powerful tools available to dismantle the biases, stereotypes, and misperceptions that can otherwise rip societies apart. By engaging 1:1 and in small groups across our cultural and political divides, YOU can be a key part of the solution to our country’s challenges.

How it works

1. Answer a few simple questions.  Tell us a bit about yourself. We’ll match you with either one other person or a small group of people depending on your preference. 

(If you choose a one to one conversation your partner will have answered some of the questions differently from you. If you chose a small group some of the participants will have answered the questions differently.)

2. Join the event. Follow the link in your email to join the virtual event.

3. Participate in the livestream where you’ll be introduced to a solutions-focused community of organizations and individuals working on bridging divides and get some guidance for having a great conversation.

4. Have a conversation. You’ll enter a virtual breakout room with your partner or small group during the event. We will provide tools for making it a great conversation and experience including a conversation guide that will be visible in your breakout room.

Face-to-Face Conversations Repair Divides.

Experts cite realtime, face-to-face conversation as highly effective, dismantling the biases, prejudices, and stereotypes that fuel division.

How many people on the “other side” have you had a meaningful conversation with recently?

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What are your hopes for America in the coming year?

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