E-News from Everyday Democracy (formerly the Study Circular)
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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Fall 2008 Focus on Everyday Democracy is here!
This issue of Focus on Everyday Democracy features a lead story about representatives from the fields of electoral reform, community building, and deliberative democracy coming together to make recommendations to the next president about what he can do to strengthen democracy. The newsletter also features dialogue-to-change efforts in Memphis, Tenn., and Colorado Springs, Colo.; the latest on the Horizons initiative to address rural poverty; and, of course, much, much more. Download Focus today.
Public Agenda talks about Voter's Survival Kit
Join us on Thurs., Oct.16, at 1 p.m. EST for a 30-minute forum discussion with Public Agenda on the Voter's Survival Kit. What questions do you have about using the Kit in your community or how you can adapt the materials for your community's particular issue? Find answers on Thursday. Read more
Help students "Mix It Up!"
Are you a student, teacher or principal who wants to shake things up in the school cafeteria's "seating chart?" Host a Mix It Up Lunch Day on Nov.13! Read more
Australia welcomes Everyday Democracy
In November, Everyday Democracy's Martha L. McCoy is joining the Adult Learning Australia's conference as a keynote speaker to help Australian community engagement practitioners and researchers explore using dialogue-to-change work. Read more
New Mexico community to tackle area poverty
With a poverty level higher than the state average, Grant County, New Mexico, is pulling together residents and agencies to take part in conversations to find ways to help those in need. Read more
Sacramento, Calif., takes on racial equity
With no ethnic majority, South Sacramento, Calif., is in a unique place to unite its diverse community in dialogues to break down barriers and create racial equity. Read more
A national leader in the field of civic participation and community change, Everyday Democracy helps people of different backgrounds and views talk and work together to solve problems and create communities that work for everyone. Using innovative, participatory approaches, Everyday Democracy works with neighborhoods, cities and towns, regions, and states. We place particular emphasis on the connection between complex public issues and structural racism. Created in 1989 by The Paul J. Aicher Foundation, Everyday Democracy has worked with more than 600 communities across the United States on many different public issues.
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