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EP-060 Joan Blades

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Intimidated.  Yep…that was me when I first learned about Living Room Conversations.  After speaking with Joan, however, I have gained a healthy respect for learning how to have civil discussions about topics we might not always agree on.  Stop un-friending your “friends” on Facebook because you have a difference of opinion.  Stop losing family relationships and real life friends because you have a different political/religious/health view.  IT CAN BE DONE!  I don’t know that I was convinced of this until I tried what livingroomconversations.org suggests and hosted my own Living Room Conversation around food in my own home!  Listen to the podcast and see what I mean…I bet you that you will also realize the need for this in our homes, our friendships, our communities, our nation, and yes, even the world.

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Joan Blades is a co-founder of LivingRoomconversations.org an open source effort to rebuild respectful civil discourse across ideological, cultural and party lines while embracing our core-shared values. She is also a co-founder of MomsRising.org  and MoveOn.org   She is a co-author of The Custom-Fit Workplace,  winner of a Nautilus book award in 2011 and The Motherhood Manifesto, which won the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize in 2007.  Last century Joan was a software entrepreneur, a co-founder of Berkeley Systems – best known for the flying toaster and game You Don’t Know Jack. A mediator (attorney) by training and inclination, she is a nature lover, artist and true believer in the power of citizens and our need to rebuild respectful civil discourse while embracing our core shared values.

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