In our first meeting, it became clear that times of great transition and upheaval are also great opportunities for change and growth. When we have shifted our sense of stability, then we have the chance to reorganize and adapt. Although the United States is a fairly young country, it has faced many times of great social upheaval. There is always movement in multiple directions as the many voices pull toward different goals.

Where will this great upheaval drive social change? That will depend on what we do during this time. That makes it a time of great hope and opportunity, but also a time of great responsibility. How can we bring out the best in ourselves to create a more just and equal society where everyone has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? No answers yet, but we are a work in progress. Transforming conversations are the work.