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Everyday Democracy signs Joint Foundation Statement on Immigration

Everyday Democracy is proud to sign the Joint Foundation Statement on Immigration

The United States stands at a historic crossroads. Founded as a refuge from religious persecution and built by generations of immigrants, our country has been the standard bearer internationally for the assertion and protection of inalienable rights and freedoms, a beacon of hope for refugees facing oppression and persecution, and a land of opportunity for immigrants seeking a better life for themselves and their families. As philanthropic institutions, we have built our missions on this proud and rich tradition. We have invested in creating healthy communities, promoting diversity and inclusion, building a vibrant democracy, and advancing equity and equality for all people, regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, immigration status, and national origin.

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How We Can Help

We provide discussion guides, how-to handbooks, trainings, and other resources to help you create a more democratic and inclusive community. We invite you to explore the resources on our website and adapt them for the specific needs of your community. You are welcome to contact us any time you have a question about using one of the resources on our website. If you are interested in organizing a large-scale, community-wide dialogue, we may be able to provide assistance in setting up your program.

Building bridges of understanding with new immigrants

Frances, an African-American mother of a teenaged boy, moved to Syracuse a couple of years ago. She came from the Bronx to escape the violence, drugs, and street life that was poisoning her family. After learning about Community Wide Dialogue at a street festival, she joined the North Side dialogue to have a voice in making a better life for her family in their new community.

Rostros diferentes, comunidades cambiantes: Immigración y racismo, empleos, escuelas, y diferencia de idiomas

Esta guía para diálogos comunitarios ayuda a comunidades diversas a enfrentar retos relacionados a los inmigrantes, diferencias de idioma, los empleos, y las escuelas. La meta de esta guía es de crear un mejor entendimiento, eliminar estereotipos, y promover mejores relaciones entre diferentes grupos en las comunidades.

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Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and our tools, advice, and resources 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.