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LGBT Campus Organizing: A Comprehensive Manual

An invaluable 348-page (!) how-to manual for creating, stabilizing or building the capacity of a student, faculty, staff or alumni group on campus. Includes an organizing guide to domestic partnership, AIDS education, media, responding to homophobia, LGBT studies and more. (continue)

Categorizing the Dialogue & Deliberation Community

The following is a working document developed in 2002 to ensure that members of the planning team for the first National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation were aware of the various streams of dialogic and deliberative practice. The 2002 conference was the first major event to bring people together from the entire spectrum of D&D practice, and it was important to us that all of these streams felt welcomed to the conference, and were represented in all aspects of the conference - from the handbook to the break-out sessions. (continue)

Soulforce

Soulforce is an interfaith movement committed to ending spiritual violence perpetuated by religious policies and teachings against LGBT people. The website's 'Resources' links are of particular use here, and contain biblical, medical, psychiatric, psychological, and scientific evidence from both Soulforce and other organizations (the APA, the AMA, etc.) for the legitimacy of LGBT people and issues. (continue)

Participatory Budgeting in Brazil: Contestation, Cooperation, and Accountability

In this first rigorous comparative study of participatory budgeting (PB) in Brazil, Brian Wampler (Penn State University Press, 2007) draws evidence from eight municipalities in Brazil to show the varying degrees of success and failure PB has experienced. He identifies why some PB programs have done better than others in achieving the twin goals of ensuring governmental accountability and empowering citizenship rights for the poor residents of these cities in the quest for greater social justice and a well-functioning democracy. (continue)

University of Illinois – Program on Intergroup Relations

The Program on Intergroup Relations (PIR) facilitates dialogue among students from different social and cultural backgrounds. PIR provides students with a proactive educational experience that promotes the exploration of group identities and open discussion of social justice issues such as discrimination based on class, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. (continue)

LogoLink

LogoLink is a global network of practitioners from civil society organizations, research institutions, and governments working to deepen democracy through greater citizen participation in local governance. LogoLink encourages learning from field-based innovations and expressions of democracy that contribute to social justice. (continue)

Transgender Equality: A Handbook for Activists and Policymakers

This 104-page handbook provides activists and policymakers with the tools they need to pass transgender-inclusive non-discrimination and anti-violence legislation. Written by three of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender movement's brightest transgender scholar-activists, Transgender Equality is an invaluable resource guide, providing an introduction to transgender issues, model language for legislation, talking points, responses to frequently asked questions, and a comprehensive resource listing and bibliography. (continue)

Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society (3rd edition)

This well-respected book helps readers understand pluralism and the complexities of cultural backgrounds and how to use this knowledge successfully in the classroom. It appropriately describes seven critical microcultures to which students and teachers belong: class; ethnicity and race; gender; exceptionality; religion; language; and age. These microcultures form the foundation for understanding pluralism and multicultural education. (continue)

Change.org

Launched in February 2007, Change.org is a community platform that creates a social network for over 1 million nonprofit organizations. Each organization has free access to an online dashboard through which they can review activity on their network and directly engage with their supporters by posting fundraising projects, events, photos, videos, news stories and blog entries. Change.org enables nonprofit organizations to harness the power of social networking technology to build community around their organization and extend their reach and social impact. (continue)

Safe Place to Learn

The full title of this 39-page report is "Safe Place to Learn: Consequences of Harassment Based on Actual or Perceived Sexual Orientation and Gender Non-Conformity and Steps for Making Schools Safer." Produced by the California Safe Schools Coalition and the 4-H Center for Youth Development, the report is the largest-ever study of harassment in schools based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and it shows that this is a widespread, dangerous and preventable problem. (continue)

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