Episode Summary

What is the best way to speak up and navigate difficult conversations? This episode examines how breaking the silence about sexual harassment is leading to change, along with the best ways to engage those with whom we disagree.

Episode Notes

What is the best way to speak up and navigate difficult conversations? This episode examines how breaking the silence about sexual harassment is leading to change, along with the best ways to engage those with whom we disagree.

The collective power of women and men speaking up about unwanted sexual advances has led to the massive #MeToo Movement. An Aspen Institute executive shares her personal story of harassment, and explains why she’s hopeful about the future. Also, can speaking up and listening lead to an unlikely friendship? Todd Breyfogle’s job with the Institute’s Seminars Department is to literally encourage difficult conversations. He’s seen walls crumble as people with opposing viewpoints find commonality. Finally, an Aspen Institute Fellow uses technology to bring people together physically. Contrary to popular thought, she says tech can help people be less lonely.

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