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WJCF Announces Fellowships and Internships for Winter 2007

The Western Justice Center Foundation (WJCF) has just announced internships and volunteer opportunities for Winter 2007. WJCF strives to create a more civil society through a process of engagement and education that will enable individuals and institutions to become partners in peace-building. WJCF is non-partisan and non-ideological. It nurtures collaboration among diverse groups and creates cost-effective partnerships among organizations to accomplish more than each organization could achieve alone. WJCF is both a local and national resource, providing services and testing new ideas in the greater […] (continue)

Common Sense California Organizing Deliberative Democracy Conference This February

Common Sense California, Pepperdine University and the New America Foundation have decided to organize a conference in which those who understand and use the tools of deliberative democracy could share their ideas with California citizens and opinion leaders, with time to think through possible applications for the Golden State. Mark your calendars for February 23-24. Dr. James Fishkin, Director of the Stanford Center for Deliberative Democracy and Carolyn Lukensmeyer, founder and president of AmericaSpeaks, have agreed to keynote the conference, and invitations are out to […] (continue)

Call for CIVICUS World Assembly Workshop Proposals

The overall theme for the 2007 CIVICUS World Assembly is “Acting Together for a Just World.” This theme will be explored through a central focus theme “Accountability: Delivering Results.” At the 2007 CIVICUS World Assembly in May, CIVICUS will convene representatives of civil society organizations, government and international government organisations, media, business and donors to discuss and debate how to assist each other to be more accountable, and will encourage better engagement across sectors to achieve accountability. Be sure to complete the call for workshop proposals […] (continue)

Deliberative Forums Training Session Coming Up at Princeton Public Library

The Princeton Public Library has received a grant from The Nathan Cummings Foundation for a series called “Deliberative Community Forums @ your Library”. The library will host a workshop on December 4 (1:00 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.) and December 5 (1:30 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.) for librarians and community members interested in learning how to moderate and convene deliberative forums using the National Issues materials. The Princeton Public Library is generously extending its offer of this free training to people outside of the Princeton, NJ area. (continue)

Complete a Survey on Community Problem-Solving

The Policy Consensus Initiative (PCI) is conducting a survey to gather examples of where citizen engagement strategies have been used in combination with either community problem-solving or multi-stakeholder dispute resolution. (An example of such a combination would be a project that was identified in a public forum and implemented through a community group or a stakeholder group.) This initiative follows from a Hewlett Foundation report identifying community problem solving and multi-stakeholder dispute resolution as two major types of collaborative governance actitivities (For more information on […] (continue)

Groundbreaking EU Consultations Continue This Winter

On the weekend of the 7 and 8 of October 2006, 200 citizens from all 25 Member States met in Brussels to set the agenda for the national consultations to take place in all EU Member States in the coming year. Three topics for national level consultations emerged: Environment and energy; Social welfare and family; Europe’s global role, its external borders and immigration. In November and December 2006, two “test groups” of 40 citizens will meet in so-called citizens’ juries to discuss and assess which […] (continue)

Submissions Open for Race and Citizenship Conference

The Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State University has just announced its Fourth Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies. The conference will be held on March 1-4, 2007 and will focus on the Center’s theme for this academic year: Race and Citizenship. The submission deadline is 11/20/06. They encourage submissions fromboth individual scholars and from preformed panels. As part of the Center’s efforts to foster the development of Citizenship Studies, participants’ papers will be reviewed for possible invitation to publish in the Center’s […] (continue)

Join Rich Harwood in a Post-election Teleconference Conversation Nov. 15

If you are interested in discussing what the recent elections mean for you and for change, you can join Rich Harwood in a teleconference conversation on November 15th at 1:00 pm EST. The conversation will focus on questions like: What do the elections suggest about conditions for change in our communities and the country? How might they affect the work you do? Where is public discourse and civic engagement headed? What are your own feelings about the direction of the country? Rich will lead the […] (continue)

IJP2 Seeking Manuscript Sumbissions

The inaugural issue of the International Journal of Public Participation (IJP2) is scheduled to appear in March 2007. IJP2 aims to be a forum for practitioners and scholars who wish to share their knowledge with a wider audience. This new, peer-reviewed (for scholarly contributions), on-line quarterly, is sure to draw interest from a broad and diverse audience, including persons whose work focuses on deliberation, dialogue, public policy dispute resolution, and collaborative decision-making as well as on public participation generally. The editors are accepting manuscripts over […] (continue)

Headwaters Foundation for Justice Accepting Applications for Social Change Fund

Working on collaborative action or social change in Minnesota? Read on… The Minneapolis-based Headwaters Foundation for Justice (www.headwatersfoundation.org) supports grassroots groups working to address the root causes of injustice. The Social Change Fund, Headwaters’ broadest fund, awards grants to organizations and groups that operate with a long-term vision for social justice, are committed to the leadership of community members affected by injustice, and use grassroots organizing to build power and effect social change. The fund will support a wide range of activities and is committed […] (continue)