Blueberries & Cherries

Following the 2016 election, Philippa Hughes realized she didn’t know a single Trump voter and set out to change that by hosting small bipartisan dinner parties – “Blueberries and Cherries” – at her home. This in part led to the creation of “A (GOOD) AMERICAN,” an art show sponsored by American University School of Public Affairs and The Pink Line Project that examines the immigrant experience and celebrates what it means to be an American. For Sanity’s first live episode, we traveled to Washington D.C. to help kick off a 50-person bipartisan dinner party celebrating the art exhibit at the Heurich House Museum with the show’s brainchild.

I didn’t have a plan, but I did know that I wanted to listen. And that’s what we did – we talked and we listened.
— Philippa hughes

Episode Notes

  • Watch Philippa’s TEDxAmericanUniversity here.

  • Learn more about A (GOOD) AMERICAN here.

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