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Resources By Phase - Dialogue

Key lessons we have learned about addressing racism in community initiatives
This chart will help you understand how the process of dialogue differs from debate.
Everyday Democracy’s Dialogue to Change process is an adaptable approach to community engagement that is grounded in years of experience and learning with communities throughout the U.S. Download...
The step-by-step instructions provided here mirror the order that many discussion guides follow. They are designed to help the writing team move through a series of meetings and tasks to produce the...
Sometimes the way we view current events or interactions are based on our previous experiences. This activity will help the group get to know each other better and understand their histories.
As you approach a large community-change initiative, pay attention to racial dynamics. Consider the following examples. Talk about how you might prevent or correct these situations.
Use these worksheets to help your group design a strategy for reaching out and getting new volunteers and participants.
Imagine quitting your job, selling your home and taking your three small children on the road for a year in an RV to visit all 50 states in our nation, with the goal of understanding our current...

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.