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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 Landesman 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...
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:...

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With over 400 community members and 44 community-based, non-profit organizations participating, Families United for Education is a leader in the nation when it comes to engaging families toward...

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.