National Week of Conversation was created for those exhausted by division and hatred. You’re invited to bring your passion for issues in an environment where you can be heard. We welcome all Americans, across our many differences, into conversations that can rekindle relationships and help us relearn how to be the “we” we know we can be.
Problem: We are breaking apart. The way we demonize each other because of our different beliefs – what we call “toxic polarization” – is a huge 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. We must reverse this trend!
Solution: Large scale opportunity for creating connection.
Experts around the globe endorse guided, face-to-face conversation across differences as one of the most powerful tools available to remove the biases, stereotypes, and misperceptions before they have the opportunity to rip societies apart. By engaging 1:1 and in small groups, we remind ourselves that the “other” is – just like us – a person with family, friends, hopes, fears, values, and worth. National Week of Conversation provides a simple, powerful, and proven opportunity for Americans to gain this fresh and healing perspective – either directly or vicariously.
See a category below that falls within your line of work or interests? We have created different working groups to get you connected with a team with the similar values! Learn how you can be a part of the conversation by following the links below.
"More and more, the research in psychology and neuroscience is showing that when people try to understand the perspective of others...a bridge is created. People unify around shared concerns." - Kayla, Georgia
"At the end of the day, conservatives, independants, liberals, we wouldn't be so invested in politics if we didn't care about our country and want to make it better." -Rehm, Louisiana
"We need to hear from you. We want your perspective. We need it." -Rev. Marian Edmonds Allen
Join us and become a partner organization- it’s simple! Host an event or promote National Week of Conversation (NWOC) via web, social media, and press. We’ll provide you a toolkit with assets and guidance on content that helps you leverage your email list, web, social media, and earned media to encourage broad participation in National Week of Conversation, while amplifying your own work. Email Lizzy Becker for more information on becoming a partner, or for any questions regarding becoming a partner.
Become a sponsor organization and support NWOC financially or in-kind. Become a sponsor by emailing Graham Bodie. We welcome any organization that would like to be highlighted as a sponsor of this year’s campaign and be featured in all major media releases and social media promotion.