features of democratic agency


  • Being informed — critical consciousness of power structures and impacts, “reading the news” with a media literacy lens  

  • Voice –- creating and engaging spaces for public dialogue

  • Vote –- participation in decisions that affect your life

  • Civic engagement – joining with others to impact institutional-cultural systems; activism

  • Empathy – concerns for the common good, equal rights

  • Visioning – capacity to imagine alternatives, a transformed future

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