The Growing Democracy Project curriculum is co-created with activists, organizers, community leaders, residents, academics, students… throughout Northeast Ohio. We currently have a  working list of key concepts, events, and people that are a part of out Growing Democracy Project curriculum & toolkit. If you are interested in contributing to curriculum development, including submitting a  contact us.

 

A

Accountability

activism/activist

Agency (Individual; change agent)

Alinsky, Saul

B

Back of the Yards

Baker, Ella

Boards/Commissions (special focus on citizen governance)

Brown v. Board of Education

C

Campaign

Chavez, Cesar

City & suburb/ suburbanization

Civic Engagement

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Civil Society

Community-based Organization (CBO)

Community Building

Confronting Power

constituent

contentious politics

Cunningham, Randy

D

Deliberation

Development (community/economic)

Douglas, Fredrick

E

Electoral Politics

Elite Power

Environmental Justice

Empowerment

Equal Justice Initiative (including the National Memorial for Peace and Justice)

F

Facilitation

Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations (IGR)

FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) PRA (Ohio Public Records Act)

G

Gerrymandering

H

I

J

Jacobs, Jane

Jim Crow

K

King, Martin Luther

King, Rodney

L

Labor Unions

Leadership (community/local)

Listening (engaged/deep)

Local Government

Ludlow Massacre

M

Marketplace of Ideas

Mobilization (versus organizing)

Montgomery bus boycott

Movements (Social)

Movement capture

N

Neighborhood organizing

O

Organizing (community)

P

Parks, Rosa

Participatory democracy

Partisan/Partisanship

Plessy v. Ferguson

Political Participation

Power (over, with, to)

Prefigurative Politics

Policy (public, urban, change)

Q

R

Radical Democracy

Redlining

Representative Democracy

Representative Bureaucracy

S

Sen, Rinku

Social equity

Social action

Social Capital

Stakeholder (stakeholder power analysis, stakeholder engagement)

Strategic Planning

Sustainability

T

Till, Emmett

Transparency

Tubman, Harriet

Tulsa Race Massacre (1921)

U

V

Voting 

Voter Mobilization

Voting Rights Act of 1965

W

X

X, Malcolm

Y

Z