Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, University of Georgia

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FY 2018 Community Conversations Research

Executive Summary

Thirty eight percent of the hate crimes reported in the U.S in 2017 were in the South. Within the state of Georgia, they were disproportionately clustered in Northeast Georgia, the Georgia Coast and South Georgia. This study focuses on examining the role of a peacebuilding process called Reflective Structured Dialogue on promoting positive civic participation in a rural southwest Georgia community. The project will include extensive community driven engagement activities over a two year process, culminating in the launching of a community volunteer action plan.

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