William W. Treat Lecture Series 1: Civic Health - Renewing Trust Among Neighbors

with EveryDay Democracy’s Martha McCoy and authors of the NH Civic Health Index, Bruce Mallory and Quixada Moore-Vissing

Do you feel you matter in your community? Do you know and help your neighbors, and do they know and help you? What is the status of the strength of the fabric of communities in our state? Nationally? This interactive conversation will explore these questions and more, in the context of the recently published NH Civic Health Index and the national perspective on civic health from Martha McCoy. 


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Speaker's Biographies:


Martha McCoy


Martha McCoy of Everyday Democracy

For 30 years Martha McCoy has been a national leader in the fields of deliberative democracy, community problem-solving, and racial justice. Under McCoy's leadership, Everyday Democracy has developed into a national organization that excels at helping communities build their own capacity to organize diverse dialogue for problem solving. Everyday Democracy connects public dialogue to collective action and democratic governance while keeping equity and inclusion at the forefront of practices to strengthen democracy. 
McCoy's academic background is in political science, with her master's degree and doctoral work (A.B.D., U. Conn) in thei fields of political theory and methods, international relations, and comparative politics. 


Bruce Mallory 


Bruce Mallory

Bruce Mallory is professor emeritus of education at UNH. At the Carsey School of Public Policy he provides leadership related to deliberative processes for citizen engagement. Co-founder and past co-director of NH Listens, a civic engagement initiative of the Carsey School, Mallory now serves as senior advisor. 
A leader in NH and nationally, Mallory has served as interim director of the Carsey School, education department Chair, Graduate School Dean, and Provost and Executive Vice President at UNH. He has provided technical assistance to organizations such as the Association of American colleges and Universities, the Spencer Foundation, and Everyday Democracy. Mallory earned his doctorate from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Special Education and Community Psychology. 

Quixada Moore-Vissing


Quixada Moore-Vissing
Quixada Moore-Vissing is a civic engagement researcher who works with a range of national organizations including Everyday Democracy, Public Agenda, and the Deliberative Democracy Consortium. Moore-Vissing studies democracy at the local level, including how to bridge difference and strengthen communities. While at UNH, Moore-Vissing was selected for one of UNH's highest honors for graduate students for her dissertation about education transformation and civic engagement in Pittsfield, NH. Moore-Vissing co-authored NH's 2012 and 2019 Civic Health Indexes with Bruce Mallory. 
UNH Franklin Piece School of Law
The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Service at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law is pleased to co-sponsor this lecture.
NH Humanities This lecture series was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at  www.nhhumanities.org .

Contact: Martha Madsen - martha.madsen@law.unh.edu

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William W. Treat Lecture Series 1: Civic Health - Renewing Trust Among Neighbors

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