Stamford's Everyday Democracy

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Stamford’s Everyday Democracy launched in 2017 to bring residents together to look at our community through the lens of racial equity. Our statement of purpose:

Stamford’s Everyday Democracy works to address the racial inequities in the city. We will achieve this through a series of dialogues to identify the inequities and build relationships among neighbors. We will take actions that lead to shared power and resources that improve our community.


 

We are continuing to conduct community conversations around Stamford in an effort to know each other and learn about how racism permeates our lives.

The conversations are seven sessions and we ask that participants commit to attending all sessions.  Please add your name to the list if you are interested in participating in an upcoming conversation (currently on Zoom).

At the end of the dialogues, we gather information on issues facing our community and work on solutions.

About Everyday Democracy

Based in Hartford, CT Everyday Democracy helps people and organizations build capacity to engage communities in creating change.

Resources

Here are some of the resources we are using:

Finding Racism in a Diverse Nation (Rev. 2019)

Six-session discussion guides to help all kinds of people take part in meaningful dialogue to examine gaps among racial and ethnic groups and create institutional and policy change.

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Best Practices From World Libraries Photo Gallery

36 projects were selected and included in this year’s photo gallery which features library projects and programs that best demonstrate this year’s ALA theme: the Value of Libraries in Promoting Social Justice and Inclusion.

Black Lives Matter and Protest Art Exhibits to View Online

The Black Lives Matter movement and recent racial justice protests around the country have resonated deeply with many Americans, including artists. During the spring and summer of 2020, following the killing of George Floyd, murals and protest art popped up in cities and towns across the country, and artists are continuing to reflect on current social and political themes in new work.

More Information

About race, class, and inequity

​Digital materials found in the Ferguson Library Digital Collection ​

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