Why the tour?
America is in a time of turbulence, tossed about by a fast-changing world that our institutions seem ill-equipped to handle. And so we struggle to right ourselves, and to find common ground on which we can land.
While such times are inevitably chaotic and even dangerous, they can also be eye-opening and creative, leading to unifying breakthroughs in our understanding of each other and our world.
In that spirit, and in collaboration with Crew2030.org, I’m taking a California to D.C. (and back again) road trip to engage folks in a dialogue about what divides us, what unites us, and how we can move forward, together. Every conversation I have is summarized on this blog.
The first half of my trip, which I took with my son, William, culminated in observing the inauguration of Donald Trump on the 20th, and participating in the Women’s March on Washington on the 21st. My return trip is now underway (my schedule is below).
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Request our dialogue guide
Throughout this journey we’ve been testing and refining a small group conversation guide designed to help us discover the basis for a new, unifying vision for our country: One that “pops the bubbles” of separation to reveal a new foundation for connection and community.
If you would like a copy, please email us at email@example.com.
Host a conversation
My return route is below. If you live along the way and would like me to stop in to facilitate a small group conversation, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Share your own Pop the Bubble story
Have a story about reaching out and connecting with someone outside your bubble? Tell us and we’ll share it on our blog. As an example, here’s what one reader sent us.
The return journey
|Monday, January 23||Philadelphia, PA|
|Tuesday, January 24||Philadelphia, PA|
|Wednesday, January 25||Pittsburgh, PA (By way of State College)|
|Thursday, January 26||Bowling Green, KY|
|Friday, January 27||Little Rock, AR|
|Saturday, January 28||Austin, TX (By way of Houston)|
|Sunday, January 29||Austin, TX|
|Monday, January 30||El Paso, TX|
|Tuesday, January 31||Phoenix, AZ|
|Wednesday, February 1||San Diego, CA|
|Thursday, February 2||Los Angeles/Santa Barbara|
|Friday, February 3||Los Angeles/Santa Barbara, CA|
|Saturday, February 4||Mountain View, CA|