Peter T. Coleman and Pearce Godwin

Coleman is a progressive-leaning professor of psychology and education at Columbia University who studies peace and conflict. He is a founding partner of Starts With Us, a movement to overcome extreme cultural and political divisions in America, and his latest book is The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization. Godwin is a conservative-leaning founder of Listen First Project and the #ListenFirst Coalition of 500 organizations bringing Americans together across divides. Listen First Project serves as backbone for the Bridging Movement Alignment Council, the collective impact initiative advancing the mission

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