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This Martin Luther King Day - Make Plans that Will Make a Difference

The call is out to make Martin Luther King Day a National Day of Service--"a Day On, Not a Day Off." This year, why not make Martin Luther King Day the day you commit to helping people in your community use a different, more productive way to talk about difficult public issues? The National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) has recently released a new issue guide to help people talk about income inequality as part of a national conversation that will be reported to policymakers in Washington, DC.

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Historic Decisions Issue Guide - "Separate and Unequal in 1963: How Can We Create a Fair Society?"

This free issue guide was developed in 2014 by the David Mathews Center (DMC) for Civic Life (Montevallo, Alabama) and Alabama Public Television for Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement. It is a 22-page guide that presents three approaches for deliberation. As described on the DMC website - "The resource encourages students to explore the difficult choices that citizens faced in Birmingham, Alabama on January 1, 1963.

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