Tiny House
More About The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation • Join Now!
Community News

Posts with the Tag “social justice”

University of Washington – IDEA

The Intergroup Dialogue, Education and Action (IDEA) Center at the University of Washington School of Social Work integrates the practice and pedagogy of intergroup dialogue into social work practitioner education. It also serves as a resource for other campus and community efforts geared toward addressing issues of oppression, empowerment, and alliance building for social justice. (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)

University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service – Master of Public Service Degree Program

The Clinton School of Public Service promotes a vision of world leaders who work with others to build healthy, engaged and vibrant communities. Its mission is to educate and prepare individuals for public service, incorporating a strategic vision, an authentic voice, and a commitment to the common good. (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)

What Do We Really Think? A Group Exercise to Increase Heterosexual Ally Behavior

This 20-minute group exercise is adapted from Social Norms Theory and the work of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley. The exercise encourages heterosexual ally behavior by exploring the ways in which faulty assumptions perpetuate anti-LGBT bias. It may be adapted for use with adult and student audiences. (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)

A Guide to Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting (PB) programs are innovative policymaking processes. Citizens are directly involved in making policy decisions. Forums are held throughout the year so that citizens have the opportunity to allocate resources, prioritize broad social policies, and monitor public spending. These programs are designed incorporate citizens into the policymaking process, spur administrative reform, and distribute public resources to low-income neighborhoods. Download the 32-page guide directly from the NCDD website. (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)

Network for Peace through Dialogue

Based on the principles of democracy and social justice, Network for Peace through Dialogue increases the skills required to practice dialogue and thereby expands the unity necessary for peace. NPD carries out its vision and mission through its Communities in Dialogue and Living Room Dialogue programs, as well as a newsletter. (continue)

Lambda Legal

A national organization, Lambda Legal pursues litigation, education, and public policy work to secure full civil rights for LGBT people as well as those with HIV or AIDS. Lambda Legal's web site primarily documents its legal work, and as such can provide a good overview of current legal issues of concern to LGBT people. (continue)

-