Here’s your chance.
Linley Foundation is launching an exciting social media program, so that we can express our deepest hopes and dreams for our country.
We want you to participate because your voice and experiences will be central to the conversation.
All you need to do is send us a 30-second video, or audio, on your phone telling us the America you want.
We will post a selection of your videos on this site and on our YouTube channel. We will also invite some of you to do follow-up interviews, because your experiences are part of the fabric of America.
So tell us: What is the America you want.
Let’s start a conversation about our country.
YOUR VOICE COUNTS
How to send your video
it's easy. Record your video on your cell phone or computer. Start with your name, town and state, followed by the sentence “The America I want is…” and tell us in 30 seconds or less what you want for our country.
Then, your video will be saved on your image file. Come to our website, click on the button "Click and Send" bellow and a form will open. Fill in your information drop your video in the space assigned and accept the Terms of Service.
If you are a person who doesn't like to have your image exposed, don't worry, we've thought about you. You can send us a voice recording. The procedure will be the same as the video.
Thank you for being part of our community of people, who wants to have a conversation about America.
WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP?
BE PART OF OUR TALKING CIRCLE:
In our American Experiences talking circle, we return to those of you who have sent us submissions and ask that you expand on your hopes for the country.
Typically, other people don’t change our minds. We change our own. The problem is that our life’s experiences are inevitably limited, and we fill the void of what we haven’t directly experienced with assumptions.
Those assumptions become part of who we are, and how we understand the world. And we often hold on to them stubbornly.
The American Experiences talking circle is an exercise in empathy. We get to feel what it’s like to step in the shoes of other Americans. After all, it is empathy that can open our hearts to other peoples’ situations, helping us examine the validity of our assumptions.