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Experiments in Empowered Deliberative Democracy

This volume of the Real Utopias Project explores five innovative real-world experiments in such institutional redesign, experiments that in different ways enlist the energy and intelligence of ordinary people--often drawn from the lowest strata of society--in the solution of problems that plague them. The five cases are: (1) the participatory budget of Porto Alegre, Brazil; (2) neighborhood governance councils in Chicago; (3) the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (WRTP); (4) the Panchayat reforms in West Bengal, India; and (5) Habitat Conservation Planning under the Endangered Species Act. (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)

At Issue: Marriage. Exploring the Debate Over Marriage Rights for Same-Sex Couples

This resource offers educators six lesson plans for high school aged students that challenges them to explore the range of complex issues reflected in the marriage debate. The resource was developed at the time when the U.S. was awaiting the decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Court on the right of same-sex couples to civil marriage. (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)

Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice

This much-acclaimed sourcebook is aimed at educators working in the field of social justice education. It addresses theoretical and practical issues that confront teachers who introduce diversity and social justice issues in their classrooms. (continue)

Multicultural Pavilion (MCP) listserv

The purpose of the MCP email discussion list is to facilitate dialogue and the exchange of resources among educators, students, and activists dedicated to multicultural education, educational equity, and social justice. Over 700 participants from all over the world have congregated over the Internet to discuss issues of equity, social justice, and the transformation of schools and schooling on the MCP listserv. (continue)

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is a resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide. Our goals are to: strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation and advance human achievement. Created with gifts and bequests by Edsel and Henry Ford, the Foundation is an independent organization, with its own board, and is entirely separate from the Ford Motor Company. (continue)

Center for Restorative Practice

The purpose of the Center for Restorative Practice is to develop, implement and study collaborative and restorative processes for use by families, communities and organizations in the service of social justice. (continue)

Guide to Using the Gender Variance Model

Jessica Xavier's Gender Variance Model is introduced in this guide. The model and accompanying materials helps us to understand both the wide variety of possibilities for gender variance, as well as the oppression faced by those deemed variant. Xavier's model makes it clear that most of us could be deemed 'gender variant,' and that the more extreme one's variance, the more extreme the oppression one might face. (continue)

Student Advocacy for University Anti-Bias Policies that Include Sexual Orientation: How to Stop Campus Administrators from Passing the Buck

Eradicate discrimination and harassment on your campus. With the help of this publication, you can make sure that your college or university has strong and effective protections for gay and lesbian members of your campus community. (continue)

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