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Watch a Film - Start a Dialogue - Make Peace Happen
20,000 Dialogues is a nationwide initiative that uses films to facilitate dialogue about Muslims and Islam. Watch the video to learn more.

Start a Living Room Dialogue

Congratulations on deciding to host a living room dialogue, a small gathering of people who join to watch a UPF film and discuss it. Your living room dialogue may take place in a living room, but it can be held at a coffee shop, library, or other comfortable space. A living room dialogue must include at least five people, and the host must agree to pass out pre-dialogue and post-dialogue evaluation forms.

Steps in Organizing a Living Room Dialogue
  • Sign Up
    Complete this online form and receive the free UPF film to view and discuss in your living room dialogue.
  • Download Resources
    Download resources to use before your living room dialogue (icebreakers and an orientation presentation), during your dialogue (discussion guides and dialogue packets), and after your dialogue (evaluation forms).
  • Invite Participants
    Learn how to find people in your community who might want to participate in your dialogue and to use online invitation tools such as Evite. Download the text for an invitation e-mail.
  • Evaluate the Dialogue
    Download the pre-dialogue and post-dialogue evaluation forms for discussion participants and facilitators.