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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)

Human Rights Campaign

The largest national LGBT organization, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) bills itself as 'a bipartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expressing and identity, to ensure that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.' The scope of the information on HRC's website is immense, and it is typically broken down by issue (same sex marriage, transgender issues, lesbians and gays in the military, workplace discrimination, etc.). (continue)

Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA)

Idasa is an independent, nationally recognised public interest organisation in South Africa committed to promoting sustainable democracy based on active citizenship, democratic institutions, and social justice. It maintains international links with many similar organisations through the world movement for democracy. (continue)

The Peace and Justice Studies Association

PJSA was formed in 2001 as a result of a merger of the Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development (COPRED) and the Peace Studies Association (PSA). Both organizations provided leadership in the broadly defined field of peace, conflict and justice studies. PJSA brings together academics, K-12 teachers and grassroots activists to explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies for social justice and social change. PJSA also serves as a professional association for scholars in the field of peace and conflict resolution studies. (continue)

Nathan Cummings Foundation

The Nathan Cummings Foundation is rooted in the Jewish tradition and committed to democratic values and social justice, including fairness, diversity, and community. We seek to build a socially and economically just society that values and protects the ecological balance for future generations; promotes humane health care; and fosters arts and culture that enriches communities. (continue)

Understanding GID (Gender Identity Disorder): A Guide for Friends and Family

Every effort has been made to insure that this brochure, which was written by a transgendered person, is factually correct. It may be duplicated and distributed without license or fees as a public service or for private use. This is a printable 3-panel brochure for friends and family members of people struggling with their gender identify. The brochure helps explain what GID is (and defines Drag Kings/Queens, Transsexuals, etc.), how common it is, and what a friend or family member can do to help support a person who is struggling with their gender identity. (continue)

Crosspoint Anti Racism

The Crosspoint links to an enormous number of Human Rights, Anti-Racism, Refugee, Women's rights, and other organizations. Links are searchable by region or issue. The Crosspoint was built and is being maintained by the Magenta foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (continue)

OurHealthcareFuture.org

OurHealthcareFuture.org is a day-long dialogue for the general public. In a series of structured conversations participants identify their vision of an ideal healthcare system, name their priorities for that system and then evaluate how the current system and one of two future systems stack up against their expressed preferences. It is designed to explore the purpose and priorities of our healthcare future. (continue)

Diversity in Higher Education

'Diversity in Higher Education' is a manual for administrators and policy makers who believe in the importance of diversity in education and are committed to equity and excellence. The manual is designed to help university administrators overcome the challenges they face in their quest to ensure a stimulating intellectual, cultural, and pluralistic campus. (continue)

Understanding Diversity Through Social and Community Inquiry: An Action-Research Study

This article describes a portion of a long-term, action-research project investigating the teaching of an elementary social studies methods course for preservice teachers from a social justice framework. Other major foci for the course are integrated with topics related specifically to social studies teaching and learning: cultural diversity, an inquiry orientation to teaching, and teaching for social justice. The authors describe and analyze the community and social inquiry assignments used to develop the concepts of marginalization and privilege within the course. (continue)

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