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Let’s Talk America Wallet Card

This “mini-manual” gives an introduction to the 2004 dialogue project “Let’s Talk America,” as well as the process and agreements used. It’s a great model of a simple, tiny handout that explains a dialogue process in a friendly, accessible way.

Download the Let’s Talk America Wallet Card.

LTA’s wallet cards were based on Conversation Cafe’s innovative (and even tinier!) wallet cards used by hosts when they review the process and agreements at each Cafe.  You can download the Conversation Cafe wallet cards as well. The two-sided, two-color folded wallet card is actually a micro brochure and manual, complete with process and agreements and suggested questions for going deeper with your conversations. One page prints 6 cards, and you can print double-sided, in color or b/w, then cut and fold.

Let’s Talk America (LTA) was a joint project of the Utne Institute, Conversation Cafe, World Cafe, and NCDD. The project strove to bring Americans from all points on the political spectrum together in cafes, bookstores, churches and living rooms for lively, open-hearted dialogue to consider questions essential to the future of our democracy. LTA reconnected with the “town hall” meeting spirit that’s the lifeblood of our democracy, providing opportunities for everyone to talk about America’s promise, about what freedom, democracy, unity and equality mean to us — to “we the people.” Let’s Talk America is a meeting ground where we can come together to listen, speak, ask and learn — without being forced to agree, change or bite our tongues.

Resource Link:  www.ncdd.org/rc/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/LTA_wallet_card.pdf

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  1. biren shah Says:

    the link to CC wallet card is not working.

    on searching, i found the document, and the corrected link is:


  2. Sandy Heierbacher Says:

    Thanks, Biren! I decided to put both wallet cards on the NCDD site (only the LTA one was previously), since links change so frequently online.