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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...
We invited visual journalist Ellen Lovelidge to use the power of images to capture important conversations throughout our national convening. See all 10 graphics that highlight topics such as...
We are living in a moment in history where listening and having honest discussions with each other is more important than ever. To help share our wisdom, we invited photographer John Noltner to join...

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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 our tools, advice, and resources 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.