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Join the Conversation

Join us!

There are different ways to get involved.

Open the tabs below to learn more. And we are happy to talk with you anytime to help! Email Cristopher Font-Santiago, the Immigrant Journeys project manager, with any questions!

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I want to participate!

We are scheduling new conversations all the time! We are here to help make one happen in your area.

Step 1: Find a facilitator

Every conversation is led by a trained facilitator. So, the first step is identifying who that will be!

Is there someone you know who could be trained to lead the conversation? Maybe it’s a librarian, a religious leader, or really anyone who is interested in getting the FREE, 120-minute training from Local Voices Network.  Maybe it’s you! If you don’t have anyone in mind, we can also provide a facilitator.

Step 2: Organize your group

Conversation groups are made up of 4-8 participants (including you!). The participants can be anyone. In fact, it is great to have a group of people with different backgrounds, professions, and experiences. But it doesn’t have to be complicated. If you have a few friends who are ready to participate, we’ll create the “event” on the Local Voices Network and help you spread the word so more people can “sign up!”

I want to be trained to facilitate conversations!

No prior experience or familiarity with the Immigrant Journeys stories needed.

The Local Voices Network holds free training sessions on the first and third Thursday of every month. The training takes 2 hours. We are usually able to schedule another training at your convenience if these times don’t work fo you.

In the training, you can expect to:

  • learn to use the Immigrant Journeys facilitator guide. This simple prompt provides a script for the conversation, from start to finish, including questions to provoke reflection and sharing
  • learn more about the Local Voices Network model, including how the conversations become part of the LVN archive and are used with policymakers, journalists, and the general public.


Past Conversations

Rice Lake, Barron County
Organizer: University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Event Time: 4:30PM – 6:00 PM | December 8, 2020