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The Alabama - California Conversation

Beginning in January 2017, Spaceship Media designed and managed this two-month collaboration with the Alabama Media Group, bringing together two communities that have been pitched against one another: Donald Trump voters and Hillary Clinton voters. The cross-country project brought together women in Alabama who voted for Trump and women from the San Francisco Bay Area who voted for Clinton.

Spaceship Media designed and managed this two-month collaboration with the Alabama Media Group, bringing together two communities that have been pitched against one another: Donald Trump voters and Hillary Clinton voters. The cross-country project brought together women in Alabama who voted for Trump and women from the San Francisco Bay Area who voted for Clinton.

Spaceship Media designed and managed this two-month collaboration with the Alabama Media Group, bringing together two communities that have been pitched against one another: Donald Trump voters and Hillary Clinton voters. The cross-country project brought together women in Alabama who voted for Trump and women from the San Francisco Bay Area who voted for Clinton.

Spaceship Media designed and managed this two-month collaboration with the Alabama Media Group, bringing together two communities that have been pitched against one another: Donald Trump voters and Hillary Clinton voters. The cross-country project brought together women in Alabama who voted for Trump and women from the San Francisco Bay Area who voted for Clinton.

Women from Alabama and California discuss race, other challenges

“As the Alabama/California Conversation Project wound down, Helena Brantley of Oakland, California, was “friended” by a woman from Alabama — both were participants in a private Facebook group that brought together Hillary Clinton supporters like Brantley from the very blue San Francisco Bay Area and Donald Trump voters from very red Alabama….

What happened when I popped my liberal bubble and talked with Alabama voters

“Roll Tide! One month ago, I had no idea what that meant. One month ago, I’d never really thought about people living in Alabama. Two months ago, neither of those things mattered to me. …”

Who are you? Alabama Trump voters talk to California Clinton voters

“What can we learn through a series of conversations between women in Alabama who voted for Donald Trump and women in San Francisco who voted for Hillary Clinton? …”

We asked Alabama Trump voters to talk politics, values with California liberals

“As Inauguration Day approaches, Clinton supporters talk of resisting Trump and cull friends from their Facebook rolls; Trump supporters celebrate; families and friendships fracture; a granite silence stands between the two camps and productive dialogue seems impossible. …”