Turning Tragedy into Triumph, discussing Charlottesville with Pearce Godwin | Episode 120
AUGUST 22, 2017
EPISODE 120 | AUGUST 22, 2017
In the wake of tragic events its easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of anger and confusion that almost assuredly follows. After the events of Charlottesville, it feels like tension has reached an all time high. In this episode, Ben sits down with Pearce Godwin of the Listen First Project to discuss what it's like to listen to those who only seem to spew hate to cover up their hurt.
Pearce Godwin is founder and CEO of Listen First Project, founder of the Listen First Coalition, and leader of the Listen First movement to restore civil discourse in America. Pearce studied public policy, economics and business at Duke University and is currently pursuing an MBA at UNC-Chapel Hill. He spent five years working in Washington, DC -- in the U.S. Senate and as a national political consultant conducting voter market and messaging analysis for presidential and statewide campaigns. Before moving home to North Carolina, Pearce spent six months in Uganda, Africa where he wrote It’s Time to Listen. That simple message has now reached millions of readers, attracted thousands of Listen First Pledge signers, and launched Listen First: the movement to restore civil discourse one conversation at a time.
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