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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:...
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...
Everyday Democracy is proud to sign the Joint Foundation Statement on Immigration The United States stands at a historic crossroads. Founded as a refuge from religious persecution and built by...
It takes civic courage and skill to build a welcoming public space where people of all backgrounds and views can share honestly and listen deeply, especially in the face of so much division. It takes...

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Mayme Webb Bledsoe of the Duke Durham Neighborhood Partnership Uses Dialogue to Lift Voices in the Duke / Durham Community 

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.