Community conversations in Boston

LVN welcomes all of Boston 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 life in Boston.

LVN has partnered with the Boston Public Library to record conversations across Boston about the local issues that matter.

Interested in being a partner or working with your local library to host a conversation? Reach out to us!

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Upcoming Events

The best way to learn about LVN is to attend an event and experience what a LVN conversation feels and looks like. Here are some upcoming conversations:

Local Voices Network: Upcoming Public Conversations

Join us for a community conversation about topics such as climate change, gentrification, housing, or just hopes and concerns for the local community in BPL branches across the city. Residents, students, interested facilitators and partners are encouraged to join!

Volunteer as a Facilitator

Reach out to us if you are interested in leading a LVN conversation in your home, organization or community! You don’t have to have facilitation experience to participate, and if you do, we are excited to learn from your practices. We will go over all the technology that makes LVN tick, and offer core facilitation skills that you can use beyond this work.

Once you express interest in being trained as a facilitator, we will be in touch to let you know about future dates for facilitation training.

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 bringing LVN to your organization, coalition or campus.

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