A Weekend of Connection in the Midst of Deep Division

June 12th & 13th, 2021

Why America Talks?

In America today, it can feel difficult to bridge our divides. We might feel tempted to give up or not even try. But this puts America on a shaky path, as we increasingly demean, demonize, and dehumanize each other. Political gridlock and dysfunction, as well as societal and cultural rifts, are only deepening.

America Talks is a powerful two-day event that invites Americans to connect one-on-one, face-to-face on video across our political divides. By doing so, we remind ourselves that the “other” is – just like us – a person with family, friends, hopes, fears, values, beliefs, and intrinsic worth.

How does it work? Watch the video!

One simple conversation, even if multiplied thousands of times, won’t transform our country. But it’s a start.

Join this powerful event and speak directly with other Americans seeking to repair divides, restore connection, and find common cause. 

How it works

1. Answer a few questions so you can be matched with a conversation partner

2. America Talks will e-mail you when you are matched

3. Follow the instructions in the e-mail to approve your match in the system

4. You’ll be sent a link to your video chat room for the event

5. Have your conversation the weekend of June 12th and 13th

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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Just answer a few brief questions below. Your answers will help us match you with your conversation partner.