Changing the World from Your Living Room

"When you combine the power dynamics involved, the media magnification of conflicts and the underlying influence of moneyed interests, it's difficult to imagine anything really changing between political opponents.

Until, that is, you sit with them in your own living room, bedroom, kitchen or whatever space you happen to have available.

Here's how it works: Two friends with differing views agree to co-host a conversation about a subject on which they disagree. Each co-host then invites two other friends to join them. Those attending agree to six simple ground rules that are designed to ensure respectful listening, relationship building and a discovery of potential common ground. "
Joan Blades, Co-Founder and Jacob Hess, Living Room Conversation Champion.

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