Utne Reader


Utne Reader is a digest of the new ideas and fresh perspectives percolating in arts, culture, politics, and spirituality. A combination of original writing and reprints gleaned from books, journals, and the independent media at large, Utne is published quarterly in print and through monthly digital issues. The mission behind every issue of Utne Reader is to start meaningful conversations that transcend traditional labels, biases, and stereotypes; conversations that demonstrate there's still plenty of room for all of us to grow, to be educated ... to be cured of ignorance.

Living Room Conversations


Living Room Conversations is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 as a result of a transpartisan partnership focused on revitalizing civil discourse through conversation. Living Room Conversations offers an open-source format to facilitate structured conversations among people of differing views and backgrounds. Through these conversations we hope to increase understanding of various issues, build relationships, and pave the way for collaborative and inclusive problem-solving.

Introductory Video

This video was used to introduce the first-ever CAN event that took place on October 1, 2016, in conjunction with the inauguration week of Gallaudet's 11th President, Roberta Cordano.