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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...
On April 27th, as part of the YWCA’s annual Stand Against Racism campaign, Everyday Democracy, in collaboration with The Discovery Center and The Alliance, hosted a “Living (Room) Discussion” with...
Everyday Democracy is pleased to announce the first inaugural Paul and Joyce Aicher Leadership in Democracy Award. This will be given to an individual or organization that demonstrates the values on...
Community-police relations have been an important element of Everyday Democracy’s work since the release of our guide Protecting Communities, Serving the Public in 2000. Our coaching has helped bring...
Everyday Democracy believes that supporting relationships across fields is key to building an equitable and participatory democracy. That’s why on Day 1 of our national convening, The Moment is Now:...
February 19, 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Listen to a talk in Seattle about the correlation between the...

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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.