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NCDD Commentary: The First Day of Global Arab Jewish Dialogue

This commentary was submitted by Libby and Len Traubman for the NCDD website on July 31, 2003. It begins "The First Day of Global Arab Jewish Dialogue -- Sunday, July 20, 2003 -- was marked in our area when Palestinians and Jews attended the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival to see two documentaries about Hebron -- one about Palestinian women, the other about Jewish women.... (continue)

The Letter: An American Town and the ‘Somali Invasion’

This 76-minute documentary film tells the story of 1,100 Somalian immigrants who relocated to Lewiston, Maine. At first the immigrants were welcomed, but soon fear and distrust broke out amongst the townspeople. Tensions erupted after the mayor sent a letter to the immigrants requesting that they tell their friends and family not to move into the town. The mayor claimed that the newcomers were straining town services. The conflict escalated into competing 'hate' and 'peace' rallies held simultaneously and separated by only a few miles. "The Letter" could help dialogue programs raise awareness in their communities about how racism and immigration intersect. The film could also help planners decide which of these issues to address in their community. (continue)

Deliberative Organization Development: Multicultural Organization Competence Through Deliberative Dialogue

Organizations and institutional life are conflicted with hostility, discrimination, discord and tension resulting from the inability to be inclusive and respectful of human differences. The critical question is why is it so hard for different types of people to work together and to be productive? The nature of the problem is couched in society's rampant power differential, the stereotypes and the isms of racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, and ableism and other identified elements that dominant organization structures. Deliberative Organization Development purports the use of 'deliberative dialogue' groups within organizations. (continue)

Dialogue for Affinity Groups

A supplemental discussion guide intended to give people with similar racial or ethnic backgrounds an opportunity to talk with each other about issues of racism in sessions preceding and following the regular diverse dialogue sessions of a community-wide study circle program. These optional discussions are designed to be used with Facing Racism in a Diverse Nation. (continue)

Diagnosing Situations and Making Distinctions: Deciding What Dialogue, Deliberation or Collaborative Action Process Is Most Appropriate

There are many different approaches and technologies available for engagement. While there are some commonalities in these approaches, there are differences and they serve different purposes, again depending on the context. And there are new approaches and variations on existing approaches developing each year. Some have described what is happening in this field as a new social movement. In this environment of experimentation and exploration, how do we decide what approach is best suited for our purposes and the context? This short document explores this question from the perspective of different approaches and practitioners. (continue)

The Michigan-based Learning Community for Universal Design

The Michigan-based Learning Community for Universal Design (LCUDL) is a statewide effort that strives to create carefully structured collaborative learning teams at the local level where teachers and administrators engage in frequent, continuous, and increasingly disciplined and authentic dialogue that leads to changed practice. These teams are dedicated to student success utilizing effective Teaching-for-Learning practices including Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The goal is to have these teams in place statewide by 2012. (continue)

Praxis Peace Institute

Praxis Peace Institute is a non-profit peace-education organization dedicated to radical inquiry, deep dialogue, creative problem solving, and informed action. Praxis Peace Institute offers forums, workshops, and local and international conferences to address the above issues and problems. These events bring together leading facilitators and thinkers in the areas of conflict resolution, psychology, sociology, political science, economics, politics, history, philosophy, religion, gender studies, and the arts and sciences. (continue)

Conducting Your Community Dialogue Manual

The manual provides the essential tools you will need to conduct a Uniting America community dialogue: ways for defining 'your community,' for choosing a format and for creating discussion questions. In addition, the series report, Building a More United America, will give your dialogue a national context as well as provide a convenient reference for well-considered policy options. The American Assembly's unique process builds a constructive consensus for action, and collectively, the dialogues will deepen the engagement of individuals in their communities and strengthen the quality of public opinion nationwide. (continue)

Jim Rough & Associates, Inc.

Jim Rough & Associates offers transformational workshops on facilitating Dynamic Facilitation - generative dialogue for creative and practical problem-solving, applicable to both technical and social issues. Dynamic Facilitation is the essence of "emergent leadership." It's where one person helps others face difficult issues creatively and collaboratively, where they achieve unanimous, win/win solutions. It achieves this magic by engendering a nonlinear, heartfelt, transformational quality of thinking called "choice-creating" ? vs. "decision-making" or "problem-solving" or "creative problem-solving." (continue)

Society for Philosophical Inquiry

SPI is a grassroots nonprofit organization comprised of philosophical inquirers of all ages and walks of life who form 'communities of philosophical inquiry,' through Socrates Cafe. Cafes take place at coffee houses, libraries, hospices, senior centers, prisons, bookstores, homeless shelters, schools and more. SPI's diverse members are devoted to resuscitating the once time-honored art and skill of Socratic philosophical inquiry. (continue)

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