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Stories - Community Police Relations

Central New York’s Interfaith Works’ El Hindi Center for Dialogue continually confronts “hot topics” in the community head on, with thoughtful, facilitated listening and sharing sessions that gather...
Central New York’s Interfaith Works’ El Hindi Center for Dialogue continually confronts “hot topics” in the community head on, with thoughtful, facilitated listening and sharing sessions that gather...
I recently watched a short video called “The Real Crime”, created by the Black Alliance for Just Immigration.
In West Palm Beach, officers regularly have the opportunity to take part in dialogues with youth and community residents, utilizing Everyday Democracy’s Dialogue to Change process and discussion...
In West Palm Beach, officers regularly have the opportunity to take part in dialogues with youth and community residents, utilizing Everyday Democracy’s Dialogue to Change process and discussion...
Dialogue-to-change programs help people build the trusting relationships between community and the police necessary for long-term change. Read about three communities that have built a strong...
Tensions between community members and police were high following the death of Timothy Thomas, a 19-year-old shot by a Cincinnati police officer. Several efforts worked to change law enforcement...
"It’s not the city and the citizens or versus the citizens or serving the citizens, it’s all of us working together here." Take a look at what happens when a city cultivates a culture of citizen...
When racial tensions rose to a tipping point in Stratford, Conn., the city used this as a springboard to improve community-police relations. Now, nearly a decade later, they see many results of their...
After two high-profile police shootings, the South Bronx community works to increase Latino and African-American presence on the police force and improve relations with the police department.
Leaders in Lynchburg, Va., looked for a new way to help residents grapple with issues of racism and racial equity in their increasingly diverse city. More than 2,000 people have taken part in...
Project Dialogue to Action has been working in Jacksonville, Fla., for more than 10 years to address racial inequities in a variety of areas including economic development, housing, and the criminal...
Community leaders noticed that more than half of inmates were people of color. They launched community dialogue to reduce racial profiling and strengthen police relations.
Guided by a diverse group of community leaders, New Haven 2020: It Starts Now brought neighbors together to address issues affecting the well-being of youth. As part of the Communities Creating...
Jah’shams Abdul-Mu’min discusses the role of healing in civic processes and the innovative ways the organization is working with grassroots groups to help people make a difference in their community.
In response to the recent beating death of a teenager in Chicago, Lisa Sharon Harper of South Bronx Community Conversations shares what lessons she’s learned about building community in the wake of...
Kirsten Parker-Smith, a probation officer in Lynchburg, Va., talks about her experience facilitating a dialogue on racism. She helped her dialogue group surface some uncomfortable conversations and...

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.