Mondays, 6:30–8:00 p.m., September 23, October 28 and November 25
September 23: The America We Want to Be
October 28: Relationships and Talking about Politics
November 25: To Vote or Not to Vote
Please note there will be no meeting in December.
Prairie Path Books is proud to welcome as hosts for this series, the Wheaton League of Women's Voters, who are committed to civic engagement and education (all genders welcome!). For more information, contact Barbara Laimans, (630) 231-0833.
Founded in 2010, the non-profit organization “Living Room Conversations” with one goal: bringing back civil discourse on current topics so as to increase understanding, reveal common ground and allow for discussion for possible solutions. LRC provides training for facilitators, topics and talking points, and maybe most important a structure, or “conversation agreement” all participants need to follow. One participant described her LRC experience this way: “For once I wasn't standing on my soapbox trying to win someone to my side or defend my stance with strong words. The ground rules threw that all out the window and put in its place a curious mind and an attitude of respect for my neighbors.”
The first conversation topic will be The America We Want to Be. This topic is warm, welcoming and a perfect format for hearing different perspectives on America, our fears about it, and our hopes and dreams for it. All community members are invited to participate.
For more information about this program, including a copy of the LRC Conversation Agreement and a summary of the first topic, visit: www.livingroomconversations.org and www.livingroomconversations.org/topics/america_we_want_to_be_founding_aspirations/
To register, visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/living-room-conversation-tickets-65269897019