Increasingly in America today, we don't just disagree. We dislike, distrust, even despise those who see the world differently. We’re withdrawing from conversations—eroding relationships and understanding. 75% of Americans say this problem has reached a crisis level. Experts say the solution is to cultivate more positive social connections. We believe in the power of starting new conversations that move 'us vs. them' toward 'me and you’ to turn the tide of rising rancor and deepening division. Listen First Project creates opportunities and teaches skills for conversations that tip the scales toward a stronger and more equitable future for our nation and better relationships in our daily lives. 

100 million people want to see a national campaign to address social polarization. We've launched National Conversation Project powered by 200+ partners to mainstream #ListenFirst Conversations! Join this unprecedented effort to revitalize America together!

Pearce Godwin, Founder of Listen First Project and Executive Director of National Conversation Project, shares the #ListenFirst message and call to action at the Annual Conference on Citizenship in Washington, DC.