Without grassroots leadership and community solidarity work, our democracy is merely aspirational. Through workshops and leadership development practices, Democracy North Carolina hopes to create spaces and opportunities for mutual learning, peer respect and leadership growth with our supporters and partners. For a society to be truly democratic, the people must participate as agents for their own self-determination and then for the broader community.
“A long-range goal to me is a direction that grows out of loving people, and caring for people, and believing in people’s capacity to govern themselves.” – Myles Horton
Democracy North Carolina is committed to providing learning spaces that facilitate a deep understanding that voting, community organizing and public service are pathways to be fully engaged in a democratic society and that holding policymakers accountable is vital to fostering equitable and just communities. We are also committed to supporting learning spaces that are cross-cultural, inter-generational, cross-class, progressive and grounded in an anti-oppression analysis.