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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What’s Next U.S.?

Following another deeply polarizing election, Republicans, Democrats, Independents and others come together across America to address our nation’s challenges. November 16-18, National Conversation Project is partnering with civic organizations around the world for a global SPEAK! campaign around the International Day for Tolerance.

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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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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...

In Final Week Before Election Day, New Conversations for Americans of All Stripes Help Mend Frayed Social Fabric Part of Growing #ListenFirst Movement Driven by 150+ Organizations, New Pre-Election Conversations Focus on Matching Personal Values to Votes and Keeping Family and Friends Above Politics. Following a week in which political...

In the midst of last week’s National Week of Conversation, a renewed debate broke out among top political leaders including two former First Ladies over the merits of 'civility.' While I don’t use the word ‘civility’ in encouraging Listen First conversations across divides, the ‘civility’ debate hits close to home for our...

I will #ListenFirst to understand!