Study Circles on Race Relations Connect Talk with Action
President Clinton's call for constructive dialogue on the difficult issue of race relations is already being answered. Over the last several years, study circle organizers in communities around the country have involved thousands of citizens in discussion and action on race.
In study circles--small-group, democratic, highly participatory discussions--people of all backgrounds and views exchange ideas and grapple with critical public issues. As citizens participate in community-wide study circle programs, they form new interracial networks, gain a deeper understanding of others' perspectives and concerns, discover common ground, and gain a greater desire and ability to take action--as individuals, as members of small groups, as members of large organizations in the community, and as voters.
Study circles create more than just talk. An evaluation of a …
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Publication information: Article title: Study Circles on Race Relations Connect Talk with Action. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Nation's Cities Weekly. Volume: 20. Issue: 39 Publication date: September 29, 1997. Page number: 3. © 2009 National League of Cities. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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