How to Keep Listening When the World Wants a Fight

Tired of polarized discussion of controversial issues, and wanting more healing and problem-solving?

By Aspen Baker Read by Erin Mallon Nonfiction / Political Science / Women's Interest English, Unabridged 5h 13m Sell Sheet
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5 Audio CDs January 12, 2016 $39.99 $29.99 9781682629635 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs January 12, 2016 $29.99 $19.99 9781682629642 Add to Cart
							When Aspen Baker had an abortion at the age of twenty-four, she felt caught  between the warring pro-life and pro-choice factions, with no safe space to  share her conflicted feelings. In this moving audiobook, Baker describes how  she and Exhale, the organization she cofounded, developed their 'pro-voice'  philosophy and a set of tools that enable anyone to have respectful,  compassionate exchanges about even the most contentious topics. Distrusted by  both sides, Exhale now receives post abortion referrals from pro-life and  pro-choice organizations. Baker examines the history of the abortion debate,  identifying mistakes and misunderstandings that have led us to the current  painful divide. Our world is full of gray areas. It’s vital we learn practices  like pro-voice to help move us from paralysis to progress.

"...Baker's message to activists is powerful: when we hear one another as people and not as enemies, we create a world in which authenticity and innovation can help us find a way past entrenched obstacles to social change." - Publishers Weekly

“I recently learned that I already was pro-voice, and when you read this book you will likely discover that you are too. Together we can transform the ‘us versus them' dynamic that dominates our politics and media. Together we can create a new norm of respectful, caring engagement.” - Joan Blades, founder of, MomsRising, and Living Room Conversations