As you know, the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future is concerned about the impact of deepening division on our communities and country. That’s why we’re excited to host a Meeting of America, which is designed to convene millions of Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs to turn down the heat and find a way forward together. 

This is a pilot program, and you are invited to be in the first group to test and shape the experience for the rest of the country. We ask you to sign up for three one-hour, virtual, small group conversations spread over seven weeks with a menu of times to fit your schedule.

SIGN UP HERE for the first conversation happening on your choice of November 1, November 6, November 9, or November 12. Click on the day/time option most convenient for you, then click the RSVP button and answer a few questions. You’ll be matched into groups of five spanning backgrounds and beliefs. Make sure to select University of Southern California as the referrer.

Your three conversations will align to the goals of Meeting of America:

1.    Connect with each other to see individual humanity across differences, extracting some of the poison out of polarization (Nov 1-12)

2.    Commit to America's founding yet unfulfilled ideals and other values that bind us together, building a shared national identity and foundation for the future (Nov 13 - Dec 5)

3.    Champion the New Commitment in our daily lives and volunteer to collaboratively address areas of shared concern (Dec 6-17)

Please SIGN UP NOW for the first conversation. We know you’ll enjoy the experience and we look forward to hearing your feedback. 

Meeting of America has been co-created by a strikingly diverse group of everyday Americans and leaders from the business, education, and civic sectors. Pilot Partners include McDonald’s, Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Petco, Boston Beer, Chipotle, The Harley-Davidson Foundation, iHeartRadio, Duke University, Stanford University, American University, Liberty University, University of Georgia, University of Oklahoma, University of Southern California, Points of Light, Urban League, League of Women Voters, Service Year Alliance and many more. Meeting of America is fiscally sponsored by the 501c3 nonprofit Listen First Project, which leads the collaborative movement to heal America by bridging divides.

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