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Everyday Democracy at the Youth Justice Summit 5/22

On May 22nd approximately 100 Hartford youth and adults attended the Youth Justice Summit at Capital Community College in Hartford, CT. The event was organized by Our Piece of the Pie (OPP). Most of the youth are part of the OPP youth programs. They participated in workshops about the injustice in the legal system, urban trauma, incarceration, and the school to prison pipeline. Mathew “Sagacity” Walker, Everyday Democracy’s Community Engagement Analyst, presented to the entire group about Dialogue to Change and they were excited to think about what changes they would like to see in their community.  

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.

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.

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.

Young Vermonters Lead Us Toward Justice

In my work with communities, I always make it a priority to ensure that young people have a meaningful seat at the table.  The presence and participation of young people always leads to better outcomes.  Young people often bring a level of innovation, openness, and uncompromising commitment to their core values that is helpful for the adults in the room.  These more experienced people sometimes carry with them a history that bends towards pessimism about what’s possible.  

Young Vermonters Lead Us Toward Justice

In my work with communities, I always make it a priority to ensure that young people have a meaningful seat at the table.  The presence and participation of young people always leads to better outcomes.  Young people often bring a level of innovation, openness, and uncompromising commitment to their core values that is helpful for the adults in the room.  These more experienced people sometimes carry with them a history that bends towards pessimism about what’s possible.  

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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.