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America Talks

A weekend of connection in the midst of deep division

June 12 & 13, 2021

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, can only deepen.

WITF is partnering with America Talks, 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 it works

  • Answer a few questions (below) to be matched with a conversation partner.
  • America Talks will e-mail you when you are matched.
  • Approve your match by following the e-mail instructions.
  • You’ll be sent a link to your private video chat room.
  • Have your conversation on June 12 or 13.

Answer these questions to sign up