Aspen Baker - Pro-Voice: How to Keep Listening When the World Wants a Fight

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 6:00pm

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 feelings.

In Pro-Voice: How to Keep Listening When the World Wants a Fight, Baker describes how she and Exhale, the organization she cofounded, developed their “pro-voice” philosophy and the creative approaches they employed to help women and men have respectful, compassionate exchanges about even this most controversial of topics. She shows how pro-voice can be adopted by anyone interested in replacing ideological gridlock with empathetic conversation. Peace, in this perspective, isn't a world without conflict but one where conflict can be engaged in—fiercely and directly—without dehumanizing ourselves or our opponents.

Aspen Baker is the founder and Executive Director of Exhale. She was a finalist for the 2014 American Express Ngen Leadership Awards; was named a fun, fearless female by Cosmopolitan in 2013, and was awarded a Gerbode Professional DevelopmentFellowship in 2012. She has been featured by media outlets across the country, includingCNN Headline News, Fox National News, Ladies Home Journal, The New York Times, National Public Radio, and many more.

Location: 
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San Francisco, CA 94111
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$18.95
ISBN: 9781626561106
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Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers - June 1st, 2015

Dialogue, Not Dogma

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 feelings.