Sat, Oct 29|
Private residence. RSVP for address.
LRC: Tribalism 101 - Next Door Strangers
A structured way to practice communicating across differences. (Austin, TX)
Time & Location
Oct 29, 2022, 11:00 AM
Private residence. RSVP for address. , North Austin, Austin, TX, USA
About the event
People on either side of any issue may disagree on many things, but they generally agree that prejudicial treatment or animosity based upon group differences can be antithetical to strong, vibrant communities.
Although most people want communities where all people have dignity and respect, respectful interactions are often not what we see modeled. So, how do we build strong, more unified communities in a divisive time?
Living Room Conversations are an opportunity to meet in small groups to discuss various topics each month. The goal will be to take turns sharing, learning and being curious over debating or convincing others. No preparation is required, although you are invited to come with an open mind.
THIS MONTH’S TOPIC: Tribalism 101: Next Door Strangers
Here’s our general flow:
Question Rounds Round 1: Get to Know Each Other
Round 2: Conversation
- What generalizations do you think people make about your group? Which are accurate? Which are inaccurate? Which are most painful?
- What generalizations do you make about other groups? How do you evaluate or check the validity of your generalizations, if at all? How important is it to you that your generalizations are accurate?
- Some groups come together based on sharing a common culture, vision, or enemy. What is the commonality for your group? What need does your group fulfill in your life?
Afterwards we will debrief and discover what next steps we can take forward in building a stronger, more vibrant community.
Learn more about Living Room Conversations’ open-source project at LivingRoomConversations.org