Listen First Project encourages conversations that prioritize understanding the other—driving the Listen First movement to mend the frayed fabric of America by bridging divides.

In today's hyper-polarized and tribalized world, we can turn the tide of rising rancor and deepening division by starting new conversations that bridge dividesmove from 'us vs. them' to 'me and you.' A healthy society cannot survive amidst increasing attacks on the humanity of our neighbors because they see the world differently. We don't always need to compromise or agree but we can gain a new understanding of other perspectives. Our shared future depends on it.  

As each one of us individually pledge to Listen First, we can strengthen society one Listen First Conversation at a time. 


Started with an essay

A fresh perspective and heartfelt words on a bus ride across Africa. A humble essay called "It's Time to Listen" reached millions and ignited a grassroots Listen First movement to rebuild civil discourse and bridge divides one conversation at a time. 

Will you join us?

Thousands of people have signed the Listen First Pledge!