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.

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There are many ways you can get involved with Local Voices Network

  1. Participate in a conversation

  2. Volunteer as a facilitator

  3. Bring LVN to your organization or community

Conversations and Trainings

Local Voices Network: Upcoming Conversations

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

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.

LVN - DigBoston Conversations

Do you work in the service industry? As a waiter, cook, front desk clerk, bartender, or in some other capacity? Are you an artist or performer of some kind? And/or do you work as a freelance media maker? Finally, do you live in Chelsea? In partnership with DigBoston, LVN is gathering conversations with those acutely impacted by COVID-19.

Chelsea Residents: Thursday, May 28th, 6:30 pm

My Triple Decker Conversations

Are you someone who lives in (or has once lived in) a triple decker in Boston? What do you love about it? If you were to change anything about it at all, what would you change?

If you are interested in having a conversation about your experiences and memories with triple deckers, join us in our new virtual community conversation series: My Triple Decker Story, in partnership with the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects. More on the project here.

Thursday, May 28 - 6:00 pm

Volunteer as a Facilitator

You can find upcoming Facilitator Trainings on our digital resources hub.

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 conversations about COVID-19, first and foremost, and also committed to amplifying youth voice (both high school and college students). Reach out to us if you want to explore using LVN as a tool for amplifying underheard voices in your network!

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