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Dialogue-Based Organizing

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead
"We need to talk," How many times have you heard and believed this phrase, but just didn't know where to begin? Talking really does help. Our communities desperately need leaders with skills for countering hatred and bridging community divisions.

This section highlights several types of successful dialogue-based groups throughout the South that are hard at work bridging differences one discussion at a time. The dialogue model is perhaps, one of the most important and challenging types of work that is currently being done in communities across the nation. Successful and meaningful change can only occur when groups of people create a safe environment in which to meet, to learn from one another, to challenge and be challenged, and to find common ground for solutions to community problems. Dialogues can become ongoing forums for exchanging ideas, resolving conflict, and promoting change. The following are examples of successful dialogue-based models in the South:

New Orleans, LA

The Southern Institute for Education and Research:
Common Ground / Day of Healing
New Orleans, LA

The Black-White Clergy Dialogue:
Baton Rouge, LA

Oktibbeha Country Race Relations Team:
Starkville, Mississippi

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