Community conversations in the greater Boston area

LVN welcomes all of Massachusetts residents to listen, learn, speak and be heard. What do you love about your neighborhood? What are its greatest challenges? Join us and share your thoughts and stories about your experiences here.

As of March 2020, we are exclusively hosting conversations over the videoconferencing platform Zoom.

Interested in partnering with LVN to engage your program participants or other stakeholders? Want to host your own conversation? Reach out to Jess Weaver, Head of LVN Boston.

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Local Voices Network: Upcoming Public Conversations

Due to the current pandemic, LVN is moving all of our conversations online using Zoom beginning immediately.

If you are feeling stir crazy and disconnected, please join us for a virtual LVN Conversation! We provide the Zoom Room and the facilitator. You get to shorten the social distance while maintaining physical distance. See dates and registration info here. Our upcoming conversations will focus on building community in the time of social distancing and public health and safety concerns.

March 25th from 6:30 - 8:00

April 7th from 4:00 - 6:30

Volunteer as a Facilitator

If you are a trained LVN Facilitator who wants to learn how to gather virtual LVN Conversations, please register below for upcoming virtual trainings for LVN Facilitators, led by LVN staff from across the country.

March 24th from 7:00 - 8:00

March 31st from 1:00 - 2:00

If you've been interested in getting involved with LVN, join us for a virtual Facilitator Orientation on Thursday April 2nd from 5:00 - 7:00. We'd love to have you join us in building a healthier democracy during this critical year. Register here.

April 2nd from 5:00 - 7:00

Bring LVN to Your Organization or Community

LVN is a powerful, inclusive and transparent tool for engaging and connecting communities. We are partnering with organizations such as community centers, tenants organizations, youth development organizations, and social justice causes to host conversations about critical topics across stakeholder groups. In 2020, LVN is focusing on civic conversations and amplifying youth voice (both high school and college students) to surface under-heard voices. Reach out to us if you want to explore using LVN as a tool for amplifying underheard voices in your network! Email to discuss more!

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