September 06, 2021

Promoting Civic Engagement, Community Renewal, and Civil Dialogue

In their recent Inside Sources opinion piece, authors by Lindsay Lloyd, Christopher Walsh, and William McKenzie, moderators of the George W. Bush Institute’s Democracy Talks series, discuss the barriers to greater civic engagement, community renewal, and civil dialogue. Deborah Fallows is featured for her reporting on the role of libraries as places people gather to, “not only read books, but to attend pre-K classes, participate in community forums, gain access to the internet, and learn how to get green cards and become citizens.”

James Fallows is featured for his work on the contributions of immigrants, and how towns including Erie, PA, Dodge City, KS, and Sioux Falls, SD, see their immigrant residents as critical to rejuvenation.

Read the article here.