How people are reinventing democracy in their communities

March 20, 2009

This video is provided courtesy of documentary filmmaker Jeffrey Abelson.  It's part of his "Song Of Citizen" project -- a series of innovative Video Op-Eds for the internet exploring what it really means to be a fully engaged and effective citizen in modern times -- how we're measuring up -- how we can do better -- and why we must.  For more information about the series, please visit -- or Jeffrey's blog at


Sign Up for Email Updates!Wasn't that inspiring? Sign up for more stories like this one

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 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.