PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of one of the most divisive elections in U.S. history, StillOneNation.org, a recently launched video chat platform, will host a first-ever live video chat event for people across the country to come together to discuss their political views, concerns and hopes.
At StillOneNation.org, people will join small group video chats. Each video chat will last around 20 minutes and include two to three other people from different walks of life, political views or locations. There will be prompts and questions to encourage meaningful conversation, but the chats will be unique and reflect the individual participants' views.
"The election shocked a lot of people and showed just how divided we are as a nation," says co-founder and CEO, Dillon Myers. "The recent Daily Show interview between Trevor Noah and Tomi Lahren highlighted a need and desire for conversations between people from both sides of the aisle. In less than a week, it went viral boasting more than 3 million views. StillOneNation.org is a way these same millions of people can actually converse with others outside their circles."
Live conversations will be a refreshing change from the fleeting and text-based interactions of Twitter and Facebook. Further, by meeting new people via video chat, participants are free to discuss their thoughts openly, without the risk of putting stress on relationships with friends and family who may not agree with their views.
"Thanksgiving was a real wake-up call for many people who headed out of cities and back to rural areas or the suburbs to celebrate," said Alan Gibson, co-founder and chairman of StillOneNation.org. "As people gear up again to head home for the winter holidays, this event can help them prepare to approach family members with empathy. People may not always agree, but exposure to other points of view can only make their convictions, and our democracy as a whole, stronger."
This first event will take begin at 8:00pm EST / 5:00pm PST on Thursday, December 15 and will run through the weekend. To join in, please visit: http://www.stillonenation.org.
StillOneNation.org is a project created by Potluck LLC, a Philadelphia-based startup that leverages video chat technology to connect people in meaningful ways.
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SOURCE Potluck LLC