Using our conversation program format in a new, online way, we invite you to speak with people who might never cross your path but who are struggling with the same anxieties and preserving the same hopes as you.
The couch conversations unite people from across New York State to discuss how communities can endure — and in some aspects be strengthened — during this frightening period of our history.
Each of these conversations will be built around a brief reading that will spark conversation and will be facilitated by a member of HNY's team. Online Community Conversations are hosted on Zoom.
Join HNY for an online conversation, facilitated by a member of our team.
Democracy & Trust
July 8th, 8:00pm-9:00pm
Has your experience during the pandemic bolstered or damaged your trust in your neighbors? In the nation as a whole. What role should and does trust play in a healthy democracy? Join us to talk through issues related to these and other questions!
To complement this online conversation, we have curated a brief selection of stories that examine the complex interconnections between the democracy and trust. The conversation will focus on James Baldwin's conversation on Dick Cavett and Danielle Allen's Talking To Strangers (all other readings are optional). Each selection is available online, free of charge.