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Experiments in Democracy on Open Source Radio Show

On October 25th, the NPR radio show Open Source featured a special show on “Experiments in Democracy” (www.radioopensource.org/experiments-in-democracy), with participation from Lani Guinier, Shoni Field (of the BC Citizens’ Assembly), Daniel Kemmis (former mayor of Mizzoula, Montana), and Gianpaolo Baiocchi. The show’s producers write: Back in September we introduced the idea of doing a show about race, class and voting with Harvard Law professor and voting rights activist Lani Guinier. While prepping for that show, I had an amazing conversation with Professor Guinier. A conversation […] (continue)

New Thesis on Participatory Budgeting Available Online

[from ParticipatoryBudgeting.org] Terence Woods has recently defended his masters’ thesis on participatory democracy in Belo Horizonte and Porto Alegre. It is a very accessible and clear piece that many readers will find useful. The thesis is available at www.dev-zone.org/downloads/Porto%20Alegre%20thesis.pdf. (continue)

Call for Papers on Young People, Technology and Political Engagement

The British Sociological Association’s Youth Study Group in association with the University of Surrey’s Institute of Advanced Studies and The Social Policy Association are calling for papers on the theme of “Young People, New Technologies and Political Engagement” for a conference at the University of Surrey, 24-25 July 2007. The conference intends to contribute to the development of research and theory in this crucial area by providing a forum for scholars from across the world to share the findings of empirical and theoretical work, discuss […] (continue)

RFP – Big New York Contract

NYSERDA is seeking proposals for facilitation services to work with a community advisory group (the West Valley Citizen Task Force) near the Western New York Nuclear Service Center in West Valley, NY. The Task Force has been meeting for ten years, providing advice to NYSERDA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) regarding cleanup and long-term management of facilities located at the Center. The Center is home to the West Valley Demonstration Project, a large nuclear waste cleanup project being conducted by DOE, and a shut-down […] (continue)

Update on Community Congress Activities in New Orleans

Many of you know that AmericaSpeaks has been working with the Unified New Orleans Plan (www.unifiedneworleansplan.com) to organize the Community Congress efforts to discuss rebuilding New Orleans. For Community Congress II held on December 2, 2006, more than 2600 New Orleanians gathered in five primary sites linked by satellite and 16 community sites via webcast joined in a unified voice to state their priorities for recovery and rebuilding New Orleans. Last week, over 1300 New Orlenians gathered again for Community Congress III. The Congresses have […] (continue)

Rebuilding New Orleans: Call for Skilled Facilitators on Jan. 20

Skilled facilitators, particularly people of color and Spanish speaking, are invited to volunteer for an essential role at the third and final community congress meeting of the Unified New Orleans Plan. Community Congress III will be held on January 20, 2007 in New Orleans, Atlanta, Dallas and Houston (citizens will be bused to New Orleans from Baton Rouge). Facilitators will work with small groups of ten people to deliberate about a series of questions that will be asked over the course of the day. Via […] (continue)

Hofstra U. to Launch New Civic Engagement Center

Hofstra University’s new Center for Civic Engagement will debut February 2 with an international peace exhibit that focuses on three individuals who promoted peace and social change through non-violent action. Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace looks at the life of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Japanese peace activist Daisaku Ikeda.  Lawrence Edward Carter Sr., Dean of the Martin Luther King Jr., International Chapel at Dr. King’s alma mater, Morehouse College in Atlanta, will be the featured speaker at the reception. (continue)

Stakeholder Engagement Workshop Set for May 14-15 in Vancouver

Myriam Laberge, Director of Collaborative Learning & Innovation at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Sustainable Community Development just let us know there are still spots available in an upcoming Vancouver, British Columbia workshop on stakeholder engagement. The two day Co-Creative Stakeholder Engagement workshop is for senior decision-makers and experienced practitioners who want to enhance their strategic abilities and skills in engaging multiple stakeholders. Participants will gain the insights, knowledge and skills for co-creative stakeholder engagement related to thinking in new ways ways about networks, leading […] (continue)

NFF's Community Assistance Program to Support Local Forest Partnerships

If you are involved in environmental stakeholder planning, you may be interested in the National Forest Foundation’s (www.natlforests.org) Community Assistance Program which aims to promote the creation of locally based forest partnerships that seek to build ecological, social, and economic sustainability. The program will support newly forming nonprofit organizations in need of start-up capacity-building that intend to proactively and inclusively engage the local community in forest management and conservation issues on and around National Forests and Grasslands. (continue)

New Book on How Law Supports D&D in Europe

My Google News Alert for “dialogue AND deliberation” informed me about an interesting new book about laws in the European Union are supporting the creation of new governance structures that encourage public dialogue, deliberation, and stakeholder participation. The book, entitled “Laws Practical Wisdom” can be purchased for 97 Euros (yikes!), and you can order it or read more about it at www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c47124. (continue)