Monthly Conversations

Our purpose is to engage community members in our conversations by treating each voice as equal, each opinion as valid, and taking the high road with our efforts. We learn from each other in a climate created to allow for new and lasting friendships.

We encourage new people to participate through word of mouth, social media and/or through our family and friends. If you are waiting for an invitation to participate, this is it, please join us.

Each month, a conversation gathering is held to sometimes address a specific topic or promote on organized open forum (Talking Circle) to bring forward ideas, concerns, information, whatever is important that furthers the work of Rapid City Community Conversations.

Monthly conversations are typically held at Rapid CIty Hospital at 5:30pm; the date varies based on guest speaker availability.

We look forward to seeing you.


Upcoming Events:

  • September 21: International Day of Peace

  • October 12: Native American Day Parade (

  • October 14: Native American Day

  • October 14: Monthly Conversation

    • Special Guest: Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies / Dr. Craig Howe

    • Community Unity Day Honorees:

      • Sarah Pierce, Director of Education Equity, NDN Collective

      • Amy Sazue, Development Coordinator, Rural America Initiatives

      • Carla Douglas, Counselor, Douglas Mental Health Services

      • Council of Elders, Rapid City Community Conversations

      • Rural America Initiatives

  • November 18: Monthly Conversation

    • Special Guest: BHSU Center for American Indian Studies / Beverly Running Bear

  • December 19: Monthly Conversation

    • Special Guest: To be announced

  • January TBA: Monthly Conversation

  • February 22: SAVE THE DATE: Monthly Conversation

    • Community Innovation Summit - 5 Year Anniversary

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Save the Date

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