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The Color of Fear 2: Walking Each other Home

This 55-minute sequel to The Color of Fear is about the remaining 23 hours that occurred on that incredible three-day weekend in Ukiah, California. The Color of Fear was an intense emotional confrontation about racism, whereas Walking Each Other Home explores in greater depth the intimate relationship that the eight men had with each other. In this new sequel, the European American men have added opportunities to express how they felt when the men of color were angry, why they were afraid, and what they discovered about themselves and each other as men of European descent. Winner of The Cindy Silver Medal. (continue)

Hope in the Cities

Launched in 1990 in an effort to bring political, business and community leaders together in Richmond, Virginia to address racial healing, Hope in the Cities has sponsored conferences drawing international participation, has developed dialogue guides to foster conversation in communities and has spawned reconciliation efforts in several other cities. Hope in the Cities is a project of Initiatives for Change. (continue)

Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education

In this second edition, twenty-nine classic chapters have been revised and updated and twenty new chapters have been added to reflect how the field has evolved since the first edition of the Handbook was published in 1995. This landmark volume describes and analyzes changes such as increased immigration to the United States and new developments in theory and research related to race, culture, ethnicity, and language. It addresses new issues such as findings on the increase in the number of interracial children and the characteristics of children of immigrant families. The educational implications of new research and trends are also discussed. (continue)

The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Teachers

Although statistics paint a harsh picture of the education of African American children, Ladson-Billings (curriculum and instruction, Univ. of Wisconsin) integrates scholarly research with stories of eight successful teachers in a predominantly African American school district to illustrate that the 'dream' of all teachers and parents-academic success for all children-is alive and can be emulated. The presentation of examples from 'intellectually rigorous and challenging classrooms' emphasizes the cultural and social aspects of the issues in education as a whole. (continue)

Mix It Up at Lunch Day

Launched in November 2002, the Study Circles Resource Center and the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Mix It Up" campaign helps young people identify, question and cross social boundaries in their schools and communities. Hundreds of thousands of students in thousands of schools have taken the challenge to sit with someone new during Mix It Up At Lunch Day. Students and teachers are welcome to order the free Mix It Up handbook, Reaching Across Boundaries: Talk to Create Change. (continue)

Healing Racism: Education’s Role

The book "Healing Racism: Education's Role" is a compilation of 16 articles written by noted experts on how to attack racism through classroom education, from elementary school to college campuses. (continue)

The Way Home

This 92-minute video shows what happened when eight ethnic councils of women came together to talk honestly about race, gender and class in the US. The result is an unpredictable collection of stories that reveal the far-reaching effects of social oppression and present an inspiring picture of women moving beyond the duality of black and white. Over the course of eight months, sixty-four women, representing a cross-section of cultures in the US, met in councils separated by ethnicity-Indigenous, Asian, European, African, Arab, Jewish, Latina and Multiracial. (continue)

One America Dialogue Guide: Conducting a Discussion on Race

This guide provides a simple but effective model for dialogue and some good resources. The guide was a key part of Clinton's One America in the 21st Century: The President's Initiative on Race. Clinton recognized that, even as America rapidly becomes the world's first truly multi-racial democracy, race relations remains an issue that too often divides our nation and keeps the American dream from being real for everyone who works for it. (continue)

Healing the Heart of America documentary

In June 1993, citizens of Richmond, Virginia - the former capital of the Confederacy - initiated "Healing the Heart of America: an honest conversation on race, reconciliation and responsibility." Joined by people from 50 cities around the US and the world, they gave recognition to unacknowledged sites and events in the 370-year history of black-white relations. This award-winning documentary is the story of their walk through Richmond history. The film provides clear direction and inspiration for those working to unite their community through dialogue. (continue)

Twenty Plus Things Law Enforcement Agencies Can Do to Respond to or Prevent Hate Incidents Against Arab-Americans, Muslims, and Sikhs

The Community Relations Service (CRS) is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice. CRS is a specialized Federal conciliation service available to State and local officials to help resolve and prevent racial and ethnic conflict, violence, and civil disorder. CRS's services include conciliation, mediation, technical assistance, and training. This resource guides law enforcement officials through such things as conducting community assessments, reviewing patrol practices, and conducting community outreach. (continue)

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