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  1. Civic Dispatch: Recent graduates bring health, education initiatives to Perry County

    In Perry County, one of the rural Alabama counties that does not have its own hospital, healthcare challenges can take a toll.

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  2. 2019 Civic Institute: Found in Translation

    “Our world hangs like a magnificent jewel in the vastness of space. Every one of us is a part of that jewel. A facet of that jewel. And in the perspective of infinity, our differences are infinitesimal. We are intimately related. May we never even pretend that we are not.” – Fred Rogers Read More »

  3. 2019 Civic Institute: A Civic Enterprise

    For details on our 2019 Civic Institute session on the intersection of citizenship and workforce development, read on! Read More »

  4. 2019 Civic Institute: The Benefit of the Doubt

    “To assume that we are entitled to speak only of what we know by virtue of our own experience is not only to reinstate an empiricism: it is to institutionalize parochialism. Most of us have not been very good at listening to others and learning from them, but the present challenge is surely to find ways of comprehending those other worlds—including our relations with them and our responsibilities toward them—without being invasive, colonizing and violent. If we are to free ourselves from universalizing our own parochialisms, we need to learn how to reach beyond particularities, to speak of larger questions without diminishing the significance of the places and the people to which they are accountable. In doing so, in enlarging and examining our imaginations, we might come to realize not only that our lives are ‘radically entwined with the lives of distant strangers’ but also that we bear a continuing and unavoidable responsibility for their needs in times of distress.” – Derek Gregory

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  5. 2019 Civic Institute: Geographical Imaginations

    “Make up a story. . .For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don’t tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief’s wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear’s caul.” -Toni Morrison Read More »

  6. 2019 Civic Institute: Inside Out

    “Are we not of interest to each other?” – Elizabeth Alexander  Read More »

  7. 2019 Innovators in Civic Education Fellows

    The DMC recently had the pleasure of hosting an intensive workshop for our inaugural Innovators in Civic Education Teaching Fellows. These educators were selected for the fellowship based upon their dedication to developing and implementing skills-focused and inquiry-led social studies curriculum. Thanks to the generous support of the Alabama Bicentennial these educators had the opportunity to learn about the C3 Framework from Dr. Lauren Colley, immerse themselves in the history of Reconstruction with Dr. Ruth Truss and Susan Dubose, Ed.D. and dive into the pedagogy of deliberation with DMC staff. Meet our 2019 Teaching Fellows below!

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    DMC Announces Teacher Fellowship

    The David Mathews Center for Civic Life is pleased to announce the Innovators in Civic Education Teacher Fellowship.

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