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Participate in Conversation Day in NYC, Aug. 30th

We want to make sure that our NCDD members, especially those of you in and around NYC, are aware of a very cool event called Conversation Day coming up this Saturday. We received the announcement below from NCDD Sustaining Member Ronald Gross, and we encourage you to check it our or find our more at www.conversationsnewyork.com.

Join us on Saturday, August 30th, at 3 pm in Bryant Park, located between 40th and 42nd streets between 5th Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave.), at the Fountain on the west edge of the Park. RSVP ASAP to reserve your  place to grossassoc@aol.com.

Conversation Day is a celebration of the joys and benefits of Good Talk, presented by Conversations New York in concert with our friends in Boston, San Francisco,  London, and Paris and as far afield as Kuala Lampur — by talking the talk here in the Big Apple!

Join us at 3 pm in Bryant Park on the 30th. Look for us wearing colored hats (red/yellow/blue/green). Exact location and details will be provided when you RSVP to grossassoc@aol.com.

OR… Do-it-yourself! You can hold your own conversation anytime during that day or evening, anywhere in NYC, indoors or outdoors, with old friends or new ones.

The simplest thing you can do to show your support of the day is to simply have a conversation with someone you don’t know!

To go one step further, just bring together a few people (4-6 is ideal), and choose an enjoyable and meaningful topic or two to talk about (suggestions below or on reverse of flyer).

If you like, partner with a friend to be co-convenors. If you want to enlarge your circle even further, consider using MeetUp to announce your event.

A Few Possible Topics for Your Conversations

Here are a few topics for consideration – or ask for suggestions from your participants, then vote, and talk about the top two or three choices.

  • What is happiness and how can we make ourselves happier?
  • What makes New York City great (for you) – and how might we make it greater (for all of us)?
  • What is health and how can we achieve it?
  • Who in history or nowadays do you most admire as a human being, and why?
  • What’s on your bucket list: the things you’d most like to do in the rest of your life?
  • What lessons does history teach us?
  • What concerns do you have about privacy today, in areas ranging from your health, your employment, your on-line life, your politics, your relationships, or…?
  • Or create some of your own!

For more information, or to let us know what you did, and how it went, please contact us at grossassoc@aol.com. Our website is www.conversationsnewyork.com.

Conversation Day in NYC is inspired by Global Talk-to-Me Day, a project of Talk to Me London.

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An inclusiveness trainer and group process facilitator, Roshan Bliss serves as NCDD's Youth Engagement Coordinator and Blog Curator. Combining his belief that decisions are better when everyone is involved with his passion for empowering young people, his work focuses on increasing the involvement of youth and students in public conversations.

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