About

What Will Be Different: Conversations on a Changing America, is a traveling discussion series that explores how diverse communities and issues are affected by an era of sweeping political change. Each talk typically features a brief cultural presentation, opening remarks from the ACLU, a one-hour moderated conversation, and an audience Q&A. 

Past forums have examined what this new reality means for women's lives, Muslim Americans, black activism, religious activism, environmental activism, women who are incarcerated, and LGBTQ activism. Through this work, What Will Be Different builds alliances among – and visibility for - the most courageous, the most vulnerable, the most brilliant, and the most resilient among us.

The forums also put today's events in historical and cultural perspective, while looking toward the future we want to collectively create. Finally, the talks gather audiences across traditional divides of race, gender, income and age, and help make clear the links between us. All are welcome. 

Created and curated by Brian Tate.

"If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." - Lilla Watson