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  1. Applied Democracy Exchanges: The Women Who Helped Shape the State

    For the third session of Applied Democracy Exchanges, the Mathews Center invited Dr. Valerie Burnes from the University of West Alabama and Heather Daniels-Whitson from Alabama Public Television to share the work of their organizations in uplifting Alabama’s most inspiring women throughout our state’s history.  Read More »

  2. DMC McKenzie Fellow Participates in NextGen Bama Community

    DMC McKenzie Civic Fellow, Lauren Lockhart, recently attended the first two sessions of “NextGen Bama Community,” a four-part series presented by the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice. Alabama is one of the poorest states in America, while having one of the highest incarceration rates. Alabama Appleseed confronts these challenges with research, policy change campaigns, coalition building, and direct action, focusing on the intersection of economic and racial justice and mass incarceration. Facilitated by Communications and Development Manager, Megan Cheek, these meetings aim to gather young and young-at-heart people, who are dedicated to a better Alabama, and provide them with the information, resources, and space to work towards addressing these issues. Read More »

  3. DMC Education Director Completes Workshop Series

    DMC Education Director Zara Greene recently completed a three-part professional development series with The Morgan Project. This organization, whose mission is to teach civil rights through Birmingham’s history of conflict and courage, provides active and meaningful programs that work to teach and celebrate Black history. Their workshop series provides classroom and community educators with an increased understanding of Birmingham’s civil rights history and supplies the tools necessary for effective instruction and dissemination. Read More »

  4. 2023-24 JOIP Request for Proposals

    The David Mathews Center for Civic Life is pleased to announce our Jean O’Connor-Snyder Internship Call for Proposals for the 2023-2024 academic year! Read More »

  5. Applied Democracy Exchanges: Highlighting Local Black History in Alabama

    For the second session of Applied Democracy Exchanges, the Mathews Center invited Dr. Kathy King to share the work of the Montevallo Legacy Project, which protects, preserves, interprets, and educates about the history and culture of under-represented communities in Montevallo. Read More »

  6. Call for Proposals: 2023-24 Innovators in Civic Education Fellowship

    The Mathews Center is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for our 2023-2024 Innovators in Civic Education Fellowship! Read More »

  7. The DMC Returns to Montgomery for 2023 JOIP Intern Retreat

    On Friday, January 27, the Mathews Center traveled to our state’s capital to host the 2023 Jean O’Connor-Snyder Internship Program Intern Retreat! Over 40 students and faculty mentors from seven colleges, universities, and community colleges across the state met at the Figh Pickett Barnes School House in Downtown Montgomery to get to know each other, learn about the DMC, and share their upcoming projects for the Spring semester. Read More »

  8. Applied Democracy Exchanges (ADEX)

    Join us every third Thursday to discuss the current perils and future promises of democracy.

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