Thank you for your interest in hosting an American Creed conversation! Special training is not necessary but this hour-long training session will help you feel comfortable and confident as a conversation host. Interested groups can contact the library to schedule host training for the group.
Wright Library has a goal of generating at least 20 Living Room Conversations based on the PBS Documentary film American Creed and focusing on what Americans have in common. While sprited debate certainly has it's place in public discourse, these conversations are different. Conversation agreements ensure everyone is focused on listening, respecting other viewpoints, and being authentic. The provided conversation guide promotes honest sharing, while discouraging argument. Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation with those with whom we may not agree. These conversations increase understanding, reveal common ground, and sometimes even allow us to discuss possible solutions. No fancy event or skilled facilitator is needed.