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America Talks and National Week of Conversation has just ended, with thousands of people in attendance who came together to create solutions.
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What is America Talks?
Sick of how divided America feels? America Talks is an online event where Americans of different backgrounds and beliefs are coming together to take our power back. It starts with a livestream and then you can go into a small group or one-to-one conversation to connect with people who also want to solve problems and generate ideas. Your input and ideas will be shared with Members of Congress.
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.
1. Answer a few simple questions.
Tell us a bit about yourself by answering the registration questions.
2. Join the event.
Follow the link in your email to join the virtual event.
3. Participate in the livestream.
You’ll be introduced to a solutions-focused community of organizations and individuals working to bridge divides, and get some guidance for having a great conversation.
4. Have a conversation.
You’ll enter a virtual breakout room with a partner or small group of people who answered some of the registration questions differently from you. We will provide tools, including a conversation guide, to help make it a great experience.
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?
America Talks was the kickoff event for the National Week of Conversation.
During National Week of Conversation (April 24 – 30th, 2022) you can choose from over 100 events with people who want to come together to create solutions.