The Local Voices Network (LVN) is fueled by ordinary people sharing their voices in small-group, in-person discussions led by experienced conversation hosts in the community. LVN hosts organize these conversations in gathering spots such as libraries, community centers, and kitchen tables, where participants will have a unique opportunity to listen, learn, speak and be heard.
LVN provides a new way for people to understand and engage with one another in their community. It also serves to amplify under-heard voices and perspectives for other local stakeholders (journalists, public officials, political candidates) who wish to tune into the community’s concerns. The LVN has adapted their process to meet the need for community conversations during this time of physical distancing with COVID-19.