Joan Blades

Joan Blades

Joan Blades is a co-founder of LivingRoomConversations.org — an open source effort to rebuild respectful civil discourse across ideological, cultural and party lines while embracing our core-shared values — and a co-founder of AllSidesforSchools.org, a partnership between AllSides.com and Living Room Conversations. She is also a co-founder of MomsRising.org and MoveOn.org She is a co-author of The Custom-Fit Workplace, winner of a Nautilus book award in 2011 and The Motherhood Manifesto, which won the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize in 2007. Last century, Joan was a software entrepreneur and a co-founder of Berkeley Systems — best known for the flying toaster and game You Don't Know Jack. A mediator (attorney) by training and inclination, she is a nature lover, artist and true believer in the power of citizens and our need to rebuild respectful civil discourse while embracing our core shared values.