Revitalizing America
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National Conversation Project is mending the frayed fabric of America by bridging divides one conversation at a time. Host or join in-person and virtual conversations happening coast to coast. #ListenFirst

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Americans of all stripes and ~250 partner organizations are stepping up to address the universally felt crisis of division and dehumanization across differences. Together we can turn the tide of rising rancor and deepening division with widespread conversations in which we #ListenFirst to understand. National Conversation Project promotes annual National Weeks of Conversation, #ListenFirst Fridays, Rapid Response Conversations on urgent topics, locally-focused #ListenFirst movements, and any conversation inviting people to revitalize America together.

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Topic of the Month

Bridging Divides

75% of Americans say the way we interact with people across differences has reached a crisis level. There’s nothing wrong with passionate beliefs, disagreement, and protest, but it feels like something more dangerous is taking hold. Do you see it? Personally feel it? What’s changed? What can we do about it together? How we can bridge the divides that threaten our future?

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Conversations are happening coast to coast! You’re welcome to join an in-person or virtual conversation, or host your own conversation on any topic you like. Every Friday, elevate the #ListenFirst spirit and practice while being intentional about positively connecting with people you encounter. Share ideas and stories + #ListenFirst to encourage others to join you. Also explore our conversation resources and commit to #ListenFirst.

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Communities

Check out our customized resources for different types of organizations hosting conversations that bridge divides.

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Blog

With pandemics, fear is normal. Nothing can pump up stress like the inability to control or predict what will happen next, especially when we’re concerned for our very lives. In fact, those two conditions are the most powerful stress boosters out there. One consequence is that when public officials fail...

I hate sending that text. I hate exclaiming it in a call. I hate it. Just seeing the phrase sends shivers up my spine and I know I am not alone. But once the phrase is uttered or texted or simply conveyed in *that look* we have reached a point...

“Since we're together, we might as well say, Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won't you be my neighbor?”   Most of us live in some type of neighborhood. When we feel connected to kind neighbors, it’s a beautiful thing. But given how many of our neighborhoods don’t...

I will #ListenFirst to understand!