E-News from Everyday Democracy (formerly the Study Circular)
Monday, June 09, 2008
It's not too late to join us in Denver for this week's Making Every Voice Matter conference, especially if you're within driving distance of the mile-high city!
The conference will be a great opportunity to network with communities around the country that have years of success in helping people take part in dialogue for change.
Register for the conference today.
Live blogging from Denver!
We’ll be live blogging the "Making Every Voice Matter" conference, so check out DemocracySpace.org this Thursday through Saturday! DemocracySpace will also be launching "webstorming" sessions to help you get answers to your most vexing community change questions. Read more
Build your dialogue and deliberation skills!
The Fielding Graduate University will be offering a graduate-level certificate program designed for professionals who want to master the practice of dialogue and deliberation. Read more
Dialogue participants share their stories
As part of Jacksonville's citywide effort to address racism and improve racial equity, the "Dinner with a Purpose" event in Jacksonville, Fla., drew more than 450 people to discuss how to 'change the story of race' in the community. Read more
Racial shift in a progressive city spurs talks
Residents of Portland, Ore., are grappling with the effects of gentrification on the city's black population by taking part in city-led conversations. Where will these talks lead the city? Read more
An appeal to make every voice count in York, Maine
Following the second defeat of a proposed new town hall in York, Maine, resident Ron McAllister makes the case that the town needs to, first, "build democratic institutions" before it can build new town facilities. Read more
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