Tackling Disconnection | Joan Blades, Living Room Conversations
As the co-founder of moveon.org, momsrising.org, and Living Room Conversations, Joan Blades is a progressive activist whose mission these days is to bridge strengthening political divides. She made headlines when she hosted a Living Room Conversation with Mark Meckler, a co-founder of the Tea Party movement.
In this episode, Joan talks about what she’s learned about finding common ground in a tense climate, about the benefits of walking meetings, and about her bipartisan TED Talk, “Free yourself from your filter bubbles,” which received 1.2 million views.
Living Room Conversation Topics
Can lefties and right-wingers find common ground? One site thinks so, San Francisco Chronicle, 12/3/18
Joan’s USA TODAY op-ed, Come out of the political closet in 2018 and help heal our divide
David Brooks’ NYT op-ed, The Blindness of Social Wealth