Racial Equity

Anchor Partner InterFaith Works in Central New York is On a Mission

Central New York’s Interfaith Works’ El Hindi Center for Dialogue continually confronts “hot topics” in the community head on, with thoughtful, facilitated listening and sharing sessions that gather people together and lead to planning and action. From dialogues on Police Community Relations to Ending Racism to Youth Cultural Exchanges to conversations on Education Equity, the Center has been successfully building bridges of understanding throughout the community, and is a sought after source for institutions and initiatives seeking racial equity and equitable solutions to day-to-day challenges they may be facing.

Who’s going to help us – who’s going to make a difference?

How would a person who comes from a marginalized group in society come to know that she had the power to transform that society?  How would a person with three or four degrees of “otherness” come to believe that her society is reliant on her to solve its most intractable problems – her voice matters, her contribution and her participation are imperative?

Everyday Democracy Building Nationwide Anchor Partner Network- New Partners in Montana and Ohio

Everyday Democracy, a national organization leading in the field of dialogue and deliberation to promote a stronger, more equitable democracy, is pleased to announce its 5th and 6th “Anchor Partners”– Project Ujima, based in Akron, Ohio, and Montana State University Extension’s Community Development arm in Bozeman, Montana.


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.

Leadership in Democracy Award is Announced

Great civic engagement.  Building media literacy skills in youth, with a racial equity lens.  Applying journalistic integrity to its advocacy and racial equity work. These are all reasons that Generation Justice, a New Mexico non-profit established in 2005, was selected as the winner of Everyday Democracy’s first annual Paul and Joyce Aicher Leadership in Democracy Award.  After considering more than 80 nominations from around the country, Everyday Democracy announced four finalists last week, and Generation Justice rose to the top and will receive a $10,000 cash award to further its mission and vision.


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.