E-News from Everyday Democracy (formerly the Study Circular)
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Reflections on the Making Every Voice Matter conference
Through Everyday Democracy's first-ever podcasts, Solomon Hatch of Chattanooga, Tenn., Tessa Garcia McEwen of Chicago, Ill., and Gina Valencia of Jackson Hole, Wyo., share the ideas and tools they took away from our national conference and how they're putting them into action. Read more
It’s time to be online!
Could you use some free help in setting up a blog, making a guest post at DemocracySpace, publicizing events at Facebook, or learning how to make a simple video? Everyday Democracy can help! Read more
Keeping neighborhoods neighborly
Residents of Visalia, Calif., join a "Sustaining our Neighborhoods" forum to discuss ways to maintain a thriving neighborhood despite the growing number of home foreclosures. Read more
Horizons effort results in educational scholarships
In a Horizons dialogue-to-change program, residents of Ritzville, Wash., identified the need for more educational opportunities. The community is now receiving a $10,000 grant to provide scholarships to a new distance learning center. Read more
A "Race for Excellence" in Macon, Ga.
Residents of Macon, Ga., are working together in a "race toward excellence" to dismantle racism and create a vibrant community. Read more
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