Text, Talk, Act was created in affiliation with the University of Arizona's National Institute for Civil Discourse. Through Creating Community Solutions, a joint collaborative, a group of nationally renowned deliberative dialogue experts used Text, Talk, Act as a unique way to reach young people and get them talking about mental health.
The innovative use of the technology has enabled us to reach people everywhere and anywhere, whenever they are ready. We create engaging conversations around important topics. Our activities lead participants toward action and connect them to the larger whole.
Chief Executive Officer
Raquel believes in dialogue, community, and coming together to create change. A lover and hater of technology, she spearheaded the development of Text, Talk, Act as a way to use technology to reach, connect and empower people. Through Raquel's leadership, over 100,000 people have engaged in meaningful conversations on the platform.
Deputy Director, University of Arizona's National Institute for Civil Discourse
Collaborative Technology Associate, U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution
PRESIDENT, M E HEWS and COMPANY, LLC
Mark has spent his life career in project coaching and facilitation, rural community and economic development, and strategic planning. Co-founder of Total Crowd Solutions, an open innovation approach to project planning and resourcing for small towns and rural areas, Mark has 37 years' experience with small towns, businesses and nonprofits.
US Department of Agriculture
National Association of Resource Conversation and Development Councils, Inc.
FOUNDER, CREATIVE DISCOURSE
Sue has spent her career working with municipalities, school districts, and grass roots community organizations to design and implement productive public conversations that lead to change. Sue is a student of the ways racism, implicit bias, and whiteness impact our public institutions, and and helps people build their awareness and capacity to apply an equity lens to their community change work.
During the Creating Community Solutions initiative, Sue served as Community Liaison, and worked closely with Raquel to launch the original Text, Talk, Act.
Program Director for Community Assistance, Everyday Democracy