Community Conversations

What are Community Conversations?

Our Conversations program brings in films and speakers to build community dialogue. Our new Listening Circles program will rely on relationships with local leaders to foster community-driven solutions and determine which of our programs best fit the needs and desires of local residents.

We continue to look for new ways to draw upon local wisdom and inspire and support grassroots initiatives for the good of the whole.

Here are some of the ways we have been a part of the conversation. Check out past offerings, and let us know if you are interested in working with us to host a talk or movie screening or engaging in dialogue within your community.

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Talks and films to drive community dialogue

Conversations

Information on past talks, movies, lectures and guided conversations.

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Listening Circles

Exploration of environmental issues that affect residents’ communities and collaboration toward possible solutions.

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Additional Resources

 

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News and Updates

The Power of Cultivating Vital Life Skills

The Power of Cultivating Vital Life Skills

Anne Freiwald’s talk was on how to restore the resource of self by cultivating vital life skills. These vital life skills are familiar, but what was intriguing was how Anne provided examples of parallels relating to nature and our bodies.

Backyard Chickens 101

Backyard Chickens 101

Tyler Snortum-Phelps, who has been keeping chickens for more than 20 years, answers more questions about backyard chickens.

Creating Change During a Crisis

Creating Change During a Crisis

When there is a crisis, it often can reveal underlying flaws in the existing system as well as opportunities for change. The current economic crises brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic also opens the dialogue for how to shift our economy in a way that works for more people.