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Everyday Democracy hosts a Twitter chat the second Tuesday of every month at 2pm ET. This September's Twitter chat will highlight the work of young leaders organizing and creating change in their...
Each of us lives with multiple identities that shape our experience of the world and how we are perceived. In my case, oppression and privilege intersect. It's not always easy to examine our...
NATIONWIDE – Everyday Democracy, a national nonprofit that works to create a democracy that includes all voices, has announced the finalists in its Young Leaders Video Competition.
We're looking for young leaders, ages 18-30, who are making positive changes in their communities. Young leaders can compete for a scholarship to attend our national convening and grant money to...
Since the Founding Fathers, we have not had any vertical innovation in democracy. We have run elections, voted and governed pretty much the same way for two centuries. But society has changed so much...
We must find a place where we can acknowledge and uplift our differences. At the vigil New York, I saw acutely that the only way we can do this is by coming together, speaking with one another,...
The tragedy at Pulse, Orlando, is another reminder of the risks I, and so many of us, face just for being who we are. It is another reminder of how far we still have to go to truly achieve equality...
The mass shooting at Pulse in Orlando has shaken the country and we are still grieving the lives that were lost. This tragedy has also had a disproportionate impact on LGBT people of color, who were...
This tragedy has had a disproportionate impact on LGBT people of color, who were targeted that night and who are too often the victims of hate crimes. This time, it was on a scale that the country...
Racism comes not only in the form of ugly words and actions, but in silence and in complacency. This is why it isn’t enough to raise our kids to simply not be racist. We have to foster anti-racism.

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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.