Democracy Cafe Toolkit: Dialoguing For Democracy

This toolkit contains resources for engaging in political dialogue that consider the impact of social identities and the ways in which they inform political perspectives. The document also contains links to relevant multimedia, informational readings, reflective guided activities, and further reading, as well as a list of discussion questions that facilitators and groups can use to guide reflection on a dialogue.


  • Both facilitating and participating in productive and respectful dialogues requires an understanding of how to develop guidelines, understand others’ perspectives, and understand how social identities influence dialogue
  • There are a number of tools that can be used to shape and understand the dialogue process