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Within three years of our founding, we had decided to address the issue of racism head-on as we worked with and learned from community groups.  Our 25-year journey has led us to deep collaboration...
In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King received a call that would not only significantly change his view for the struggle for full citizenship, but expand his struggle from domestic to international and...
Miles Rapoport, who led Demos through a period of extraordinary growth as President, will step down on March 10th to become the President and CEO of Common Cause, a grassroots organization dedicated...
From meetings at the state or local level to events of everyday life, many African-Americans say their experiences in New Mexico make them feel invisible and insignificant. The question is, “How do...
In the passing of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the world has lost a hero and noble soul whose fight for freedom and justice serves as a powerful reminder of how commitment to one’s ideals can and do...
Sarah Pino holds a commitment to honor her ancestors as she navigates a complicated world. At Zia Pueblo, the culture has remained stronger than attempts to strip it bare, and Pino sees her work...
Too often young people do not have a voice in decisions that affect them. Let's develop strategies to create a more inclusive community by implementing meaningful ways for young people to have a...
What many perceive as an “achievement gap” is actually an “opportunity gap” that starts at the beginning of life. The cycle of inequity can be stopped - but we must work together to create a future...
Fifty years after the March on Washington, our country is still dealing with inequities based on skin color and ethnicity, in voting rights, criminal justice, education and jobs. In spite of hard-won...
Mental illness affects nearly all American families, and addressing this issue is vital to promoting the health of our communities.  As part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health, Albuquerque, N....

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Connecticut Civic Ambassadors are everyday people who care about and engage others in their communities by creating opportunities for civic participation that strengthens our state’s "civic health."

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.