Everyday Democracy Busy in February, Early March

March 22, 2020
Nationwide Training Activities

February and early March were very busy times at Everyday Democracy with training and informational activities taking place from New Hampshire to Texas.  Everyday Democracy’s Sagacity Walker visited West Palm Beach, Florida and worked with the PBC Criminal Justice Commission to conduct Facilitator Training for dialogues on jail and criminal justice reform. The dialogues will take place in six Palm Beach County neighborhoods. Sagacity also led a Wakanda Forever Intergenerational Equity training session in Durham, New Hampshire for anchor partner, New Hampshire Listens where there will also be an advanced facilitator training session on March 25th.    

Executive Director, Martha McCoy took part in Citizen University's Civic Collaboratory in Georgia and visited Network Consultant John Abercrombie in Decatur.  In Texas, Carolyne Abdullah, Lauren Litton and Sagacity led a comprehensive training session in organizing, facilitator training and racial equity with staff from Texas A&M and the area's 4-H unit. In Connecticut, Val Ramos led a webinar for CT Civic Ambassadors, and sat on a panel at UCONN's Nancy Humphreys School of Political Social Work - providing key information about the upcoming 2020 Census.  Everyday Democracy also collaborated with Capital Community College, in Hartford for a screening "Life on Parole" with a discussion and taking next steps towards improving the parole system in Connecticut. 

And, in South Carolina, Everyday Democracy was featured in this video, that provides an overview of the dialogues that have been happening there in coordination with the Charleston County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, and Everyday Democracy Staff and Network Consultants.

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