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Resources By Issue - Racial Equity

We need to face racism head-on in order to have healthy communities and a strong country. Racism and gaps among racial and ethnic groups affect education, housing, health care, the justice system and job opportunities. If we're going to make progress in our communities and in our country, people from all backgrounds and views must work together to address racism and inequities.

Dialogue-to-change programs can help people from a variety of racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds examine the gaps among racial and ethnic groups where they live, explore approaches to creating greater equity, and create lasting change in their community.

Why addressing racism is important to building a strong democracy:

  • Racism is rooted in our history and embedded in our culture
  • Racism is one of the greatest barriers to solving all kinds of public problems
  • Because of this, we help communities pay special attention to how structural racism and other structural inequities affect the problems they want to address
Our intergenerational equity framework provides a definition and five principles needed for building intergenerational equity in your community work.
Community engagement and Dialogue to Change strategies can lead to many positive changes in your community. However, direct impacts can be tough to track.
Along with the Guide to Evaluating Community Engagement, this toolkit provides you with pratical tools you can use in your community engagement efforts.
Making sure that all young people have equitable opportunities to do well in school and in life is key to the health of our communities and our whole democracy. This brief guide is designed to help...
This guide for brief 2-hour community discussions was developed by Everyday Democracy for 2019's Stand Against Racism Day.
There are many people who don’t realize that we have yet to achieve a society where everyone has equal opportunities, and that we’re still dealing with the affects slavery and Jim Crow. That’s why it...
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."
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.