Living Room Conversations & Listen First Project

Posted by on July 21, 2017 at 2:44 PM

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Part of the mission of Bridge Alliance is to encourage collaboration between aligned organizations. Our update this week highlights one such collaboration.

There are rarely more caricatured groups than Southern Conservatives and San Francisco Liberals. Using a video conference platform, two Bridge Alliance members broke through barriers within these groups to have a series of unprecedented conversations.  Living Room Conversations and the Listen First Project broadcast the first conversation over social media (with some assistance from other Alliance members) to reach over 60K people.  They are part of The Listening Coalition, along with other Bridge Alliance members, to bring conversations to even more people across the nation. 

Pearce Godwin, Founder of Listen First Project and The Listening Coalition, wrote a blog documenting his experience in these first conversations.

"Using video conferencing, we brought three Southern Conservatives and three San Francisco Liberals together for each of several Listen First / Living Room Conversations. Facilitated by Sabrina Moyle, Jamie Gardner and me, each of these conversations exceeded our wildest expectations and proved that we can break through any barrier and find common ground when we come together not as us versus them but as me and you..."

You can read the blog in full here containing an inspiring story with uplifting quotes from participants. You can also watch one of the Facebook Live conversations here.

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