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We are excited to announce our November Confab Call, featuring our good friends at Everyday Democracy. They will share with us their resources for evaluating community engagement, specifically Ripple Effects Mapping, which allows visual documentation of your work's impacts over time. Dialogue can lead to many positive changes in communities, but direct impacts can be tough to track over time. Yet we all know how useful data about impact is to funders and partners, and for improving our work going forward. Ripple Effects Mapping (REM) allows you and those you work with to capture longer-term impacts your work has had on individuals, institutions, and systems.
Tour the eastern edge of District 1 to hear about gerrymandering, redistricting, and how the Democracy Act can reform the system. Meet at Armstrong Center and board a bus to be guided through the ins and outs of District 1, gerrymandering, redistricting and the much-needed reform of the Democracy Act.
Dr. Kimberly Martin, assistant professor in political science and international relations at Georgia Southern University Armstrong campus, will define Gerrymandering, how it differs from redistricting and why it matters.
Pat Byrd, chair of Fair Districts GA, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to reforming the redistricting system in Georgia, will outline the Democracy Act, why it makes sense for Georgia and what voters can do to support it.
End with a postcard writing party back at Armstrong in support of the Democracy Act.
Location: The Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA