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Ideas and Tools for Community Change

Film: "When the Mask Comes Off"
Young people talk about living with mental illness in new documentary "When the Mask Comes Off." See the film and download the discussion guide.
7 key lessons for addressing racism
Twenty-five years after we began this journey we are still learning, but at this milestone we want to highlight some key lessons on how to create community change.
Facing Racism in a Diverse Nation
This discussion guide will help your community have a meaningful dialogue to examine gaps among racial and ethnic groups and create change.
Engage Your Community in Dialogue for Change
Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and we believe that our tools, advice, and resources will help foster that kind of change.
Changing Schools, Changing Lives
In Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, students, teachers, and staff have participated in dialogues to help find ways to address racial barriers to student achievement for over a decade.
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Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and we believe that our tools, advice, and resources will help foster that kind of change. Whether you’re grappling with a divisive community issue, or simply want to include residents’ voices in city government, the dialogue to change program can help community members take action and make their voice heard.

As we move forward on this journey towards building an equitable democracy, it’s important to remember those who have helped build the foundation we stand on. We celebrate the life of Maya Angelou,...
Over the past 25 years, our tools and resources have been shaped by partnerships with formal and informal community leaders like you. Many of these lessons we have learned are captured in our...
As part of the YWCA's Stand Against Racism day, we hosted an event on "The Absurdity of Race." Check out photos, videos of the spoken word performances, and a tweet roundup from the event.

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Purpose: To help coalition members identify their hopes and concerns for the project so that everyone can have a meaningful discussion about goals. Timing: The best time for this activity is during...