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Light in the Shadows

Light in the Shadows is a frank conversation about race among ten women who participated in the ground-breaking video The Way Home. These American women of Indigenous, African, Arab, European, Jewish, Asian, Latina and Mixed Race descent use authentic dialogue to crack open a critical door of consciousness. What lies behind it is a perspective on race that is often unseen/ unnoticed within the dominant culture. With clear language, open hearts and a willingness to engage - even when it gets hard - these women travel over roads that demonstrate why valuable discourse on race is so laden with emotion, distrust and misunderstanding. Light in the Shadow is a springboard for critical self-inquiry and inter-ethnic dialogue. (continue)

Survey of Leaders of Intergroup Dialogue Organizations

This survey was conducted by Sandy Heierbacher for the Center for Living Democracy and the Corporation for National Service via telephone between the months of July 1998 and February 1999. Seventy-five leaders of U.S. dialogue organizations and dialogue groups were interviewed, the vast majority of whom primarily organize intergroup dialogues on race. This survey eventually led Sandy to initiate (with others) the first National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, and to found NCDD, since it was clear that dialogue practitioners were disconnected from one another and largely unaware of the organizations and resources that were available to them. (continue)

NYEC’s Institutional Racism Project

A guide to assist schools and program staff in facilitating dialogues on institutional racism with young people. (continue)

National Association for Multicultural Educators

The Founders of NAME envisioned an organization that would bring together individuals and groups with an interest in multicultural education from all levels of education, different academic disciplines and from diverse educational institutions and occupations. NAME today is an active, growing organization, with members from throughout the United States and several other countries. (continue)

Posse Foundation

The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits and trains student leaders from public high schools to form multicultural teams called 'Posses.' These teams are then prepared, through an intensive eight-month Pre-Collegiate Training Program, for enrollment at top-tier universities nationwide to pursue their academics and to help promote cross-cultural communication on campus. (continue)

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race

Anyone who's been to a high school or college has noted how students of the same race seem to stick together. Beverly Daniel Tatum has noticed it too, and she doesn't think it's so bad. As she explains in this provocative book, these students are in the process of establishing and affirming their racial identity. As Tatum sees it, blacks must secure a racial identity free of negative stereotypes. The challenge to whites, on which she expounds, is to give up the privilege that their skin color affords and to work actively to combat injustice in society. (continue)

Police and Kids of Color: Building Community Bridges Through Theater

Race Talk's video documentary titled "RACETALK: Collaboration Through Conversation" (1996), chronicles how a law school seminar builds trust, deals with controversy, fosters constructive conflict, and transforms participants into effective problem solvers. The video "Police and Kids of Color: Building Community Bridges Through Theater" explores these ideas in the context of a police academy. (continue)

Methodology for Interracial Dialogue: Dialogue/Action Circles on Racism in the Baltimore Region

This evaluation consists of two phases. In the first phase, stakeholders' perceptions of the goals for the dialogue/action circles are examined, through individual and focus group interviews with circle stakeholders. In the second phase, the short-term impacts of the circles are examined in terms of some of the goals identified in phase one. (continue)

AntiRacismNet Mailing Lists

AntiRacismNet is an international online network of anti-racism organizations and practitioners. The site hosts dozens of mailing lists for groups and organizations such as the World Conference Against Racism, Project Change, and Movement Beyond Borders. (continue)

Preparing Teachers for Cultural Diversity

"These are especially critical times for democratic education. In important respects, our future rests on the ability of schools of education to prepare teachers to find pathways that help all of their students learn in much more powerful ways and to create community among cultures where there is now dissension.... This rich volume describes how teachers can be prepared so that they, in turn, can prepare their students to be successful participants in a highly demanding, pluralistic society." - From the Foreword by Linda Darling-Hammond (continue)

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