The American Dream. Since early in America’s history, the American dream has represented the belief that anyone in this country, including immigrants, could make it if they worked hard enough. Some people believe this has always been an illusion, while others point to it as a legitimate heritage of our country. Similar differences in perspective exist today: Is the American Dream alive and well or do the realities of today’s American economy and socio-political structure hamper certain groups of people so they cannot achieve what others might? What do you find inspiring about your personal American dream?
Living Room Conversations is a small group model for dialogue that facilitates connections between people. Come to the table to share your perspective, learn about the experiences of others and potentially leave with stronger connections and a shared sense of community. This interactive program is participatory in nature: attendees will be asked to engage with and contribute to the conversation. Optional: prepare ahead of time with the The American Dream Conversation Guide.
This program is offered in collaboration with Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership as part of our Estes Valley Community Conversations program.
Presented as part of the One Book One Valley series for January 2022, as we read and discuss the book, The Mountains Sing.