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Preparing Teachers for Cultural Diversity

"These are especially critical times for democratic education. In important respects, our future rests on the ability of schools of education to prepare teachers to find pathways that help all of their students learn in much more powerful ways and to create community among cultures where there is now dissension.... This rich volume describes how teachers can be prepared so that they, in turn, can prepare their students to be successful participants in a highly demanding, pluralistic society." - From the Foreword by Linda Darling-Hammond (continue)

Working with Controversial Issues and Intergroup Conflicts: Gay Marriage

This issue of Facilitator Interconnection focuses specifically on facilitating intergroup dialogue on 'Gay Marriage' at Everett Community College. This session focuses on students' perceptions, messages, and understanding of sexuality and legislation legalizing gay marriage. This session, as one of two that look at controversial and current issues about racism, aims to link structural-political issues to individual experiences and perspectives. Download the 12-page PDF directly from the NCDD website. (continue)

Intergroup Dialogue in Higher Education: Meaningful Learning About Social Justice

This volume outlines the theory, practice, and research on intergroup dialogue. It also offers educational resources to support the practice of intergroup dialogue. Addressing faculty, administrators, student affairs personnel, students, and practitioners, this volume is a useful resource for anyone implementing intergroup dialogues in higher education. (continue)

Institute for Global Communications (IGC)

The nonprofit IGC offers activists in the areas of peace, environmentalism, feminism, and anti-racism a place on the internet to learn, meet, and organize. (continue)

NCDD Commentary: Report from the World Social Forum 2004

Lars Torres submitted this commentary for NCDD's website on January 25, 2004. It begins "There is something refreshing about the world's largest dialogue on globalization, and it is this: encounters with more than 100,000 people from around the world who believe deeply that 'another world is possible.' This statement, the slogan of the World Social Forum since its inception, is a tacit recognition that the world would be better off pursuing a different path than the present neoliberal trajectory of globalization.... (continue)

From Wrongs to Rights: 1973 to 1999 Public Opinion on Gay and Lesbian Americans Moves Toward Equality

Securing accurate, factual, well-researched data on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities remains one of the biggest challenges facing the advocacy movement and policy makers. This 40-page report marks an important step to deliver such data. From Wrongs to Rights collects and analyzes data from a wide range of public opinion polls done over a more than twenty year period. (continue)

Democracy's Edge: Choosing to Save Our Country by Bringing Democracy to Life

In Democracy's Edge, Lappé challenges citizens to nourish democracy itself by rejecting the "thin democracy" of private interests and concentrated power in favor of "living democracy" fueled by engaged communities pursuing social justice in the public interest. Lappé emphasizes the power of motivated individuals to effect meaningful change, and provides strategies for getting out of the house and taking control of one's latent political power. Readers ready to get their feet wet will also find the appended material useful, particularly the regionally organized directory of advocacy groups. (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)

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)

What is Heterosexual Privilege?

This model for identifying heterosexual privilege can be used as a checklist in classes, community groups, or any groups planning to explore LGBT issues. Based on Peggy McIntosh's groundbreaking models on Gender and Race Privilege. (continue)

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