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Everyday Democracy In the News

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."

Public Agenda,
November 15, 2016

Everyday Democracy’s Carolyne Miller Abdullah will be a panelist next week at Public Agenda’s Public Policy Breakfast, “Can the public have a REAL VOICE in American politics?” The event will be moderated by CNN’s Geraldine Moriba and will take place Thursday November 17, 2016 from 8:00 am - 10:30 am.  Join the conversation online using #AMpolicy and following @PublicAgenda on Twitter.

Connecticut Network,
November 1, 2016

Val Ramos, Director of Strategic Alliances, was one of the panelists at CT Old State House's conversations held at the CT State Library. The topic was "Voting and Beyond: How Citizens can Take Action," and featured a great keynote address by Professor Matthew Warshauser of Central CT State University and a panel discussion that also included Prof. Warshauser and Michelle Mays of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Journal of Public Deliberation,
October 14, 2016

Everyday Democracy's Director of Strengthening Democratic Capacity, Carolyne Abdullah, is the guest editor of the latest edition of the Journal of Public Deliberation. In this special issue, read about how tensions between equality and equity can inform deliberative practice and scholarship.

The Cavalier Daily,
September 19, 2016

Everyday Democracy joins partner organizations in calling for standards to ensure civility in Presidential debates.

Aurora Beacon News,
September 4, 2016

Study circles years ago led to recent dialogue within the Aurora police department, allowing for constructive dialogue on race.

The River Reporter,
July 20, 2016

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Jackson Free Press,
July 13, 2016

Publisher Todd Stauffer recounts his “aha” moment during Jackson 2000 dialogues, conducted using guidance and resources from Everyday Democracy.

Hartford Courant editorial,
June 18, 2016

Connecticut’s Civic Health index shows progress and challenges.

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