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Ed Weisheimer and Leigh Greene, co-chairs of the Greater Youngstown Community Dialogue on Racism, and are now engaged in recruiting people to take part in a Dialogue on Race. As they hosted dialogues...
CT Civic Ambassadors will be the messengers of the importance of civic education and engagement by Connecticut residents and the catalysts for civic action that can lead to stronger civic health and...
Joshua Glenn was 16 years old when police officers arrested and charged him with aggravated assault with a weapon. “They tried to say I shot a guy,” said Glenn. After spending 18 months in jail for a...
The horrific events that took place in Charlottesville this past weekend underscore the role racism has played, and continues to play, in the history of our country.
There was a time I liked to think of myself as a good person. Like most “good people” if you had asked me if I was racist I would have answered with a resounding “Of course not!” But I have come to...
Everyday Democracy Senior Associate John Landsman works in Montgomery Country Public Schools in Maryland, which is using our Dialogue-to-Change engagement approach to build community and address...
Public engagement isn’t always easy, but it’s a necessary part of making communities work for everyone. For the last 16 years, residents in Palm Beach County, Fla., have been using Everyday Democracy...
Everyday Democracy was founded as the Study Circles Resource Center in 1989, but our history began many years before then. Our story begins much earlier when our founder, Paul J Aicher, took part in...
We are pleased to announce the re-issue of the booklet, What Democracy Feels Like. The occasion of the re-issue is our announcement of the first annual Paul and Joyce Aicher Leadership in Democracy...
“A Public Voice,” the Kettering Foundation and NIFI’s “annual exploration of public thinking on key issues,”  held on May 9 in Washington, D.C., provided the opportunity for Kettering to share with...

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Listen to how Text, Talk Act, is taking the pain we have experienced around mental health and turning it into a healing process. The talk around mental health is personal, powerful, and raw, and...

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 can help community members take action and make their voice heard.