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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)

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

GLAAD is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. GLAAD's high-quality Media Reference Guide, now in its 6th edition, offers the tools journalists need to tell the stories of LGBT people in a fair, accurate and inclusive way. (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)

Transforming the City: Community Organizing and the Challenge of Political Change

As an avenue for progressive politics in a nation still skeptical of change, community organizing today faces significant challenges. This 264-page book assesses that activity within the context of political, cultural, social, and economic changes in cities?from World War II to the present?to show how community-based organizations have responded. Transforming the City is the first book to examine the current state of community organizing in American cities, analyzing its place in contemporary progressive politics and assessing whether it has changed in response to changes in the political economy. (continue)

University of Oregon – Center on Diversity and Community

CODAC promotes inquiry, dialogue and understanding on issues of racial, ethnic and cultural diversity at the University of Oregon. It advances interdisciplinary scholarship, innovative programs and events, information exchange and partnerships with individuals and communities throughout the region on diversity and social justice issues. (continue)

SoJust.net

SoJust.net is the only document history of social justice, civil rights, equity, peace, and activism. Uncover the history of anti-racism, suffrage, the gay rights movement, labor activism, and other movements through historic speeches, song lyrics, poetry, essays, and other documentary artifacts related to social justice. SoJust.net is brought to you by EdChange and Paul C. Gorski. (continue)

Threshold Foundation

Threshold Foundation is a membership organization comprised of individuals with significant financial resources who contribute their time, money and energies to support progressive social change through volunteer-based philanthropy. Grant funds are derived from a combination of annual member contributions and payout from our endowment. We serve the social change movement by funding innovative national and international non-profit organizations working to further the causes of social justice, environmental preservation, humane economic systems and the peaceful coexistence of individuals, communities and cultures. (continue)

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

GLSEN works to create safe and effective schools for LGBT students. Although its focus is on primary and secondary schools, some of its resources - which include background on why an organization like GLSEN is necessary, tools to help ensure safe schools, information on current legal and political battles over safety for LGBT students, classroom curricula and lesson plans, and tools to assist with local organizing/training - may be of a more general interest. (continue)

Privilege and Oppression

Discrimination of all types is typically a result of unearned privilege or unearned oppression. As allies, it is always in our best interest to fight against unearned privilege and oppression, whether or not we feel we directly suffer from its consequences. This document demonstrates how we all pay the price for homophobia. (continue)

Center for Art and Public Life's Art and Social Justice Curriculum Project

In 2005-2006, the Center for Art and Public Life worked in a year-long partnership with two Oakland-based schools to tap the expertise and energy of teachers and artists to develop and deliver arts integrated curricula to all students via The Art and Social Justice Curriculum Project. The project teamed K-12 teachers and Center coaching artists to develop and implement curricula focused on social justice and civic engagement through the arts via art workshops, seminars, classroom visits, and one-on-one coaching for non-arts teachers. Sample curricula from the project can be found on the Center website. (continue)

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