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Everyday Democracy In the News

ThePilot.com
November 29, 2017

The Sandhills Cooperation Association is a community-based nonprofit in Western South Pines, NC, that can help an area prosper by working cooperatively with the assets at hand. They initiated a Dialogue to Change process designed to guide residents through their own community-empowerment projects.

WSYR-TV
November 21, 2017

Syracuse Channel 9’s story on Interfaith Works of Central New York captures the responses and outcomes of a recent dialogue. Interfaith Works is an Anchor Partner of Everyday Democracy and uses our Dialogue to Change engagement approach.

Delaware Way
November 11, 2017

The YWCA  of Delaware’s Project Learn is a finalist for a national leadership award by Everyday Democracy. The winner will receive a $10,000 award, and be announced November 15th.

Daily Campus - UCONN
November 9, 2017

Confronting Racism Together: A Model Dialogue, was one of many events that took place on November 8th at the Konover auditorium at the University of Connecticut. Nine members of the UConn community – administrators, graduate students and professors alike –  responded to questions posed by facilitators, sharing experiences and honing in on specific issues.  Valeriano Ramos, Director of Strategic Alliances and Equity Officer at “Everyday Democracy,” co-facilitated the discussion.

Fair Lawn Patch
November 8, 2017

Nadia was selected as an honoree for the Paul and Joyce Aicher Leadership in Democracy Award for her work empowering the women of Paterson's Bangladeshi community. Nadia and other female city residents have formed a new grassroots organization called the Bangladeshi American Women's Development Initiative.

Newington Patch,
September 21, 2017

Secretary of State, Denise Merrill and Everyday Democracy Executive Director, Martha McCoy launched the State's Civic Ambassadors Initiative, inviting residents to lead and take part in community-based civic dialogue and action.

CTN
September 18, 2017

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Everyday Democracy Executive Director Martha McCoy, co-chairs of the Connecticut Civic Health Initiative, led the launch Monday of the Connecticut Civic Health Ambassador project, which will engage residents and students throughout the state in projects to improve their communities, and in recruiting others to become involved.

Identidad Latina,
September 14, 2017

Identidad Latina, one of the Latino newspapers in Connecticut, announces the Ct Civic Ambassadors press conference.

Seacoastonline.com,
May 17, 2017

Everyday Democracy’s Anchor Partner New Hampshire Listens hosted an interactive conference yesterday, for police and community members to learn from each other and build community bridges with a focus on current race relations and relations with immigrants. The event also served as a field test for Everyday Democracy’s upcoming community-police discussion guide.

NPR,
April 25, 2017

StoryCorps and Indivisble asked listeners to volunteer to interview someone in their life they disagree with politically, the idea behind it being to “build social capital during a moment of incredible divide.” Cindy Brookshire was excited about taking part in this experiment because it reminded her of the study circles/neighborhood improvement circles she did in Virginia. Listen to her story at 48:47.

The Huffington Post,
February 18, 2017

Everyday Democracy Senior Associate Barbara Yasui shares her thoughts on Executive Order 9066, which authorized the forced removal and incarceration of 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast, including her own parents.

Fox 19,
February 8, 2017

Everyday Democracy partners in Ohio hold dialogues to change for eighth graders.

Huffington Post,
February 3, 2017

Everyday Democracy Senior Associate Susan McCormack shares her perspective on moving forward after attending the Women's March in Washington, D.C.

The Blade,
February 1, 2017

Everyday Democracy partners in Ohio hold dialogues to change for eighth graders.

Huffington Post,
January 16, 2017

Everyday Democracy Senior Associate Susan McCormack shares her thoughts after the election: "The morning after the election I felt as if I woke up in a foreign country that isn’t what I thought it was, and yet, of course it’s exactly the country I know it is."

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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, Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change process, using a racial equity lens, can help.