Revitalizing America

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 150+ partner organizations are stepping up to address the growing crisis of social polarization and animosity across divides. 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 National Weeks of Conversation, #ListenFirst Fridays, and any conversation inviting people to revitalize America together.

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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, stories, pictures, and video using #ListenFirstFriday. Also explore our conversation resources and commit to #ListenFirst.

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


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This #ListenFirstFriday—the International Day for Tolerance—National Conversation Project with its 150+ partner organizations joins civic groups around the world for global #TogetherWeSpeak campaign of conversations across divides. Domestic focus is "What's Next U.S.?" following another socially polarizing election. New conversation guides equip Americans of all stripes to richly engage. National Conversation...

Candidates Nationwide—Including Duetting Opponents in Vermont—Commit to #ListenFirst to Understand. Also Comment on #ListenFirstFriday. Listen First Project Recognizes Cultural Influencers Who Join the #ListenFirst Movement as #ListenFirst Leaders. Dozens of Federal, State, and Local Candidates—Republican, Democrat, and Independent—Have Stepped Up to Help Mend the Frayed Fabric of America. 4 Days...

I will #ListenFirst to understand!