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"Let's Talk America" Featured in Current Utne Magazine

NCDD has been working with the Utne Institute, Conversation Cafe and The World Cafe to organize a nation-wide dialogue called "Let's Talk America." LTA is featured in the March/April Utne that I just received in my mailbox this morning, and I encourage all of you to go out and get this month's Utne if you're not a subscriber.

A very cool 2-page ad (p. 48-49) with a red background encourages people to participate in this "new nationwide movement to revitalize our democracy." And on pages 60-61, a great article by Leif Utne provides background and info on how to get involved. Everyone in the dialogue & deliberation community is invited to participate in this election-year initiative. Go to www.letstalkamerica.org to find out more about the different levels of involvement.

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Democracy in America Convention to be Held this May

As part of the Let?’s Talk America Project that NCDD is involved in, a convention will be held May 20-23, 2004 in Springfield, Illinois. The Democracy in America Convention will seek to ignite an inclusive, creative, national conversation called ?“Lets Talk America?” about what is important to Americans today. It is hoped that the Convention will achieve sufficient critical mass prior to the 2004 general election to be ?“heard?” by candidates and policymakers; and will create a nationwide network-of-networks consisting of organizations and individuals devoted to healthy participative democracy to support and promote the ?“Let?’s Talk America?” conversation. Email Joseph McCormick () for more details.

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NIF Utilizes Documentary to Promote Immigration Dialogues

The National Issues Forums and public television are partnering to promote constructive conversations about American immigration, utilizing the 7-hour documentary mini-series "The New Americans" and NIF's issue books and other materials focusing on "The New Challenges of American Immigration: What Should We Do?" The mini-series will air on PBS stations nationwide March 29-31, 2004 (check local listings). Read full entry for opportunities to get involved!

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