Get to Know a Civvys Winner: First Vote NC

In October, we celebrated the winners of the 2018 American Civic Collaboration Awards - or "the Civvys" - in a ceremony at the National Conference on Citizenship in Washington, D.C. While all of our nominees and finalists do inspiring work to better their communities and strengthen the fabric of the nation, this year's winners represent exemplar cases of high-impact, truly collaborative initiatives. 

We asked our winners to answer a few questions about the role of civic collaboration in what they do. This week, meet our winner in the Youth category, First Vote NC.

Youth1.jpgHunter Buxton accepts the Youth award on behalf of First Vote NC.

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Get to Know a Civvys Winner: Montevallo Junior City Council

In October, we celebrated the winners of the 2018 American Civic Collaboration Awards - or "the Civvys" - in a ceremony at the National Conference on Citizenship in Washington, D.C. While all of our nominees and finalists do inspiring work to better their communities and strengthen the fabric of the nation, this year's winners represent exemplar cases of high-impact, truly collaborative initiatives. 

We asked our winners to answer a few questions about the role of civic collaboration in what they do. This week, meet our winner of a special "Committee's Choice" category, the Montevallo Junior City Council. 

Montevallo_2.jpgJunior Mayor Abigail Heuton accepts the Civvys award on behalf of the Montevallo Junior City Council.

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Get to Know a Civvys Winner: iCivics

In October, we celebrated the winners of the 2018 American Civic Collaboration Awards - or "the Civvys" - in a ceremony at the National Conference on Citizenship in Washington, D.C. While all of our nominees and finalists do inspiring work to better their communities and strengthen the fabric of the nation, this year's winners represent exemplar cases of high-impact, truly collaborative initiatives. 

We asked our winners to answer a few questions about the role of civic collaboration in what they do. This week, meet our winner in the National category, iCivics

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Emma Humphries and Amber Coleman-Mortley accept the Civvys award on behalf of iCivics.

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Announcing the 2018 Civvys Winners

On October 18, 2018 at the National Conference in Citizenship in Washington, D.C., six inspiring initiatives were honored as winners of the 2018 American Civic Collaboration awards.

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Bridging Divides One Talk at a Time through the National Conversation Project

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In the spring, Big Tent Nation served as part of the committee to launch the first National Week of Conversation, bringing Americans from all walks of life together in dialogue in over 300 facilitated conversation events around the country. Based on the inspiring success of this initiative, we're excited to support the National Conversation Project, which will bring the mission of "listening first" year-round.

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What We're Reading - Summer Reading Edition

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We hope you've been enjoying the warm weather and longer days of the summer! We've stayed busy reading the latest news in innovation in civics, tech, economics and politics. Get your "Summer Reading" in with some of these key links:

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The 2018 Civvys Are Coming!

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Thanks to the heroic efforts of our nominators, nominees, judges and friends, the inaugural year of the American Civic Collaboration Awards was a big success!  Every single nominee last year had an inspiring story and was working tirelessly to help heal our nation’s divides and strengthen our communities.

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National Week of Conversation, April 20-28

Big Tent is proud to be part of the planning committee for the National Week of Conversation, a week of events promoting respectful dialogue on America’s hottest political issues.

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Lessons From George Washington: It’s Time We Listened!

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We all want America to flourish and prosper, but disagreements on “how” keep tripping us up. How is much more than picking between policy prescriptions – at its core it involves how we treat each other, and particularly those we disagree with.

The person most essential to realizing America in the first place thought about this issue a lot. It’s time to revisit his legacy.

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Are You Guilty of Political Profiling?

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Are you guilty of political profiling? To some degree we all are - and it's getting worse.

What do I mean? Political profiling involves making snap judgements on where a person falls on the political spectrum.

This assessment (or guess) is then used to decide how we relate to that human being. The implications can be enormous, particularly if that person is judged to be on the "other side." 

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