A Living Room Conversation on the themes raised by Mychal Denzel Smith in the morning block of conversations at Uncharted.
Living Room Conversations are designed to assist in reweaving the fabric of our democracy, one conversation at a time. At Uncharted, the Living Room Conversations will give festivalgoers a chance to dig more deeply into some of the issues they’ve just heard discussed on stage.
In person and online social networks tend to amplify our inclinations to only associate with people we agree with. This makes it easier to devalue those with whom we don’t agree. Living Room conversations is an antidote: a replicable and scalable platform for people to come together to form real relationships and empathize across divides. As people of good will discover they care about each other, polarization in our culture will decrease and we will be better able to address the issues of our time.
Living Room Conversations are a simple tool — a conversation guide — to open the door to respectful collaborative engagement.