Resources By Phase - Dialogue

Our intergenerational equity framework provides a definition and five principles needed for building intergenerational equity in your community work.
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 Approach - To Community-Police Engagement
Are you trying to make change in your community? This workbook will help you organize large-scale public dialogue, and it will help you connect the talk to action.
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...
Ground Rules for conversations and meetings that are held "virtually" vs. face-to-face
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...
This guide for brief 2-hour community discussions was developed by Everyday Democracy for 2019's Stand Against Racism Day.
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.
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.