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Four Communities Across the Country That Have Embedded Dialogue to Change

For more than 25 years, Everyday Democracy has worked with communities across the country to foster a healthy and vibrant democracy – one that is characterized by strong relationships across divides, racial equity, and widespread leadership and voice.  Here are snapshots of just four of the hundreds of communities that have been positively transformed through their Dialogue to Change efforts.

Syracuse New York's Beth Broadway wins 2018 Paul Aicher Leadership in Democracy Award

Beth Broadway, President/CEO of InterFaith Works of Central New York, was selected as the winner of the 2018 Paul and Joyce Aicher Leadership in Democracy Award. Beth’s winning nomination was selected from 67 nominations of both individuals and organizations, in this second annual national contest, and as a result, $10,000 for her agency and an award statue was presented to Beth at a ceremony in Hartford, CT on December 6.

A Time to Talk: a Dialogue about Poverty, Criminal Justice and Race

HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT.  As people throughout the state and country lose faith that there is any resemblance of equity in our jail, prison, sentencing and overall justice systems, an action-driven collaborative in Connecticut is organizing a day of dialogue and deliberation, led by the national non-profit, Everyday Democracy.  The collaborative includes: ACLU Smart Justice Connecticut; Capital Community College, Community Capacity Builders, Community Solutions, City of Hartford, the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy, Katal Center for Health, Equity and Justice and Phoenix Association.  Join Us Saturday, November 17th at noon (11am lunch) at the Chrysalis Center for a Discusssion and Dialogue with Peter Edelman. Registration is required.

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Dialogue, Diversity, Progress and 40 New Connecticut Civic Ambassadors

What better way to spend the day, Saturday, December 2nd  than with a broad diversity of people from across Connecticut who want to make our towns, cities and state even greater places to live – who are working to create inclusive communities and make a difference on the issues we face?  

On a sunny day with day with a New England chill in the air, 75 Connecticut residents gathered for the first annual Connecticut Civic Ambassadors Summit at the Hartford Public Library to celebrate our public life and find ways to improve it.

Dialogue, Diversity, Progress and 40 New Connecticut Civic Ambassadors

What better way to spend the day, Saturday, December 2nd  than with a broad diversity of people from across Connecticut who want to make our towns, cities and state even greater places to live – who are working to create inclusive communities and make a difference on the issues we face?  

On a sunny day with day with a New England chill in the air, 75 Connecticut residents gathered for the first annual Connecticut Civic Ambassadors Summit at the Hartford Public Library to celebrate our public life and find ways to improve it.

Everyday Democracy’s Work Highlighted at National Conference on Citizenship Annual Gathering

While our nation’s civic fabric has frayed, the backbone of our country—its people—has demonstrated a resilience in community that has inspired powerful change. On October 19-20, civic engagement leaders, practitioners, students, and community members got together for  the National Conference on Citizenship’s annual gathering in Washington D.C. to demonstrate their commitment to civic health, community renewal and a path forward in addressing challenges that face our nation.

Everyday Democracy’s Work Highlighted at National Conference on Citizenship Annual Gathering

While our nation’s civic fabric has frayed, the backbone of our country—its people—has demonstrated a resilience in community that has inspired powerful change. On October 19-20, civic engagement leaders, practitioners, students, and community members got together for  the National Conference on Citizenship’s annual gathering in Washington D.C. to demonstrate their commitment to civic health, community renewal and a path forward in addressing challenges that face our nation.

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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.