We Host Conversations
“Conversations are the way we connect, engage, navigate, and transform the world with others.”
~JUDITH GLASER author of Conversational Intelligence
CPL hosts weekly moderated conversations that give each person a chance to share their unique perspectives. The goal is to help us understand how and why we disagree. We don’t try to change minds, win debates, prove a point, or reach consensus. We listen to understand:
warmly attending to the other person as they speak, consciously setting aside the tendency to defend.
Being in “discovery mode” opens our minds and encourages curiosity, helping us appreciate the different ways we each see the world. It fosters connection among people who don’t ordinarily meet, much less agree. We engage with tolerance to increase individual and group exposure to different views — leveraging our differences as strengths — in your city, in your neighborhood, and in virtual spaces.
We are an open door offering a forum available to the general public and free to all.
Every week we host moderated conversations where members discuss issues of the day.
Our movie nights offer a fun and stimulating opportunity to learn and grow together.
At Crossing Party Lines, we break bread together, laugh together, and play together.
A Better America. A Better You.
The techniques we use in Crossing Party Lines have the potential to bridge divisions in our lives and politics.
No chapter near you? Let us know and we’ll see what we can do.