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Lifting Up Community Wisdom & Vision

November 28, 2016 | Cec Ortiz, Senior Fellow | In our series on “What Community Democracy Means to Me,” Senior Fellow Cec Ortiz shares the magic of community democracy’s democratic process and the urgency of now.   My vision of true community democracy is…... read more

Being an Ambassador of Love

November 22, 2016 | Anne Yoon, Program Associate at Philanthropy Northwest | America hates us. That’s what the election results told me and millions of immigrants, Muslims, LGBTQ and people of color, especially my black and brown brothers and sisters. It said we do... read more

Thoughts From the Days After

November 14, 2016 | Peter Pennekamp, Senior Fellow & Operations Manager | A week has passed since the election that surpassed my worst fears and expectations, along with anyone else’s who shares the beliefs and values we hold dear at Community Democracy Workshop... read more

The Collective Wisdom and Action of Communities

July 6, 2016 | May Louie, Senior Fellow | In our series on “What Community Democracy Means to Me,” Senior Fellow May Louie looks into community democracy as a right and a process, and shares her belief in the collective wisdom and action of communities.   My... read more

Realizing America’s Core Values

April 12, 2016 | Audrey Jordan, Senior Fellow | In our inaugural series on “What Community Democracy Means to Me,” Senior Fellow Audrey Jordan shares her thoughts on our nation’s values, our capacity to reach our full potential and the human connection.   My... read more

On the Road for Community Democracy

March 24, 2016 | Garland Yates and Peter Pennekamp | Democratic community action to confront and solve problems is part of America’s spirit. From 19th century New England town hall meetings to the civil rights movement and issues of today, stories and research... read more