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July 2013 E-Update

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Learning from Projects Which Seek to #ChangetheDialogue

Last year, the Democracy Fund made a series of inaugural grants during the 2012 election that experimented with different approaches to informing voters, exposing them to alternative points of view, and reducing the influence of deceptive political communications. CIRCLE evaluated these projects in order to learn more about their reach and influence.

CIRCLE Director Peter Levine, and the rest of the CIRCLE team held a live chat about this work. Missed it? Read the full discussion here.

To learn more about the projects follow the links below:

  1. Educating Voters in a Time of Political Polarization
  2. Supporting a Beleaguered News Industry
  3. How to Reach a Large Scale with High Quality Messages
  4. Tell it Straight? The Advantages and Dangers of Parody
  5. Educating the Public When People Don’t Trust Each Other
  6. Evaluating the Influence of the Oregon’s Citizens Initiative Review

CIRCLE Director Peter Levine Speaks about Higher Education’s Civic Mission

Last week CIRCLE Director, Peter Levine spoke at the American Democracy Project annual conference, in defense of higher education’s civic mission and how we can support that civic mission in a time of economic struggle. If you missed it, you can access the full audio here.

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Join us for a Conversation about Women and Public Life

July 18-20, 2013, Tufts University, Medford, MA


At this year’s Frontiers of Democracy: Innovations in Civic Practice, Theory, and Education, we’ll take a closer look at the status of women and girls in political and civic life in the U.S. Through a series of “short takes” (ten-minute, rehearsed, videotaped talks on critical issues in civic renewal), learning exchanges (90-minute discussion sessions), networking, and action planning opportunities, Frontiers will give participants an opportunity to identify challenges to women’s equality and empowerment today and to explore individual, collective, and policy actions to address those challenges.

This convening builds upon a conversation on gender and civic engagement that was begun on April 22, 2013 at the White House Conference on Girls’ Leadership and Civic Education. And we’ll be building from a recent CIRCLE fact sheet on why young women more civically engaged yet remain underrepresented in politics and government.

For more information, check out the conference Agenda.

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