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University of Massachusetts, Amherst – Social Justice Education Program

Social Justice Education is an interdisciplinary program of study with a focus on social diversity and social justice education particularly as they apply to formal educational systems, kindergarten through higher education. The masters concentration focuses on reflective practice; the doctoral concentration focuses on research informed by reflective practice. Our goals are to generate knowledge about social justice education and to apply new knowledge to the design and delivery of effective social justice educational programs. The Social Justice Education Program boasts a strong intergroup dialogue component run by Ximena Zuniga. (continue)

Peace Development Fund

The Peace Development Fund makes grants to organizations and projects working to achieve peaceful, just and interdependent relationships among people and nations. We believe that the change in values needed to establish a more just and peaceful world will come about only if it is strongly rooted in local communities. (continue)

Legislating Equality: A Review of Laws Affecting Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered People in the United States

All over the nation local and county governments are considering the enactment of laws that protect or benefit the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community. By advocating for civil rights protections, domestic partnership registries and benefits, and hate crimes laws, local GLBT and GLBT supportive activists are pushing their cities and counties to ensure equal rights and benefits for equal work and to create safe communities for GLBT people. As evidenced by the 236 local and county laws described in this 93-page publication, effective GLBT activism at the local level is proving that equality begins at home and is providing the bridge to successful state and federal advocacy. (continue)

Healing Racism: Education’s Role

The book "Healing Racism: Education's Role" is a compilation of 16 articles written by noted experts on how to attack racism through classroom education, from elementary school to college campuses. (continue)

Evaluation Tools for Racial Equity

The Center for Assessment and Policy Development and MP Associates, Inc., runs this website, which offers resources and advice on evaluating a program's effectiveness in bridging racial divides. The site includes all kinds of tools and resources on how to organize and carry out an evaluation, what kinds of questions to ask and outcomes to measure, and also some guidelines for thinking about and using results. (continue)

LGBT Campus Organizing: A Comprehensive Manual

An invaluable 348-page (!) how-to manual for creating, stabilizing or building the capacity of a student, faculty, staff or alumni group on campus. Includes an organizing guide to domestic partnership, AIDS education, media, responding to homophobia, LGBT studies and more. (continue)

Active Voice

Active Voice is a nonprofit, fee-based service provider whose work is an outgrowth of promising practices developed by the Television Race Initiative (TRI). Active Voice creates campaigns based on powerful issue-driven films. AV campaigns encourage individuals and community groups to probe, discuss and take action on timely and relevant social justice issues. In collaboration with a wide range of partners, Active Voice creates companion materials and trains facilitators in how to use the films as catalysts for civic engagement, volunteerism and coalition building. (continue)

Categorizing the Dialogue & Deliberation Community

The following is a working document developed in 2002 to ensure that members of the planning team for the first National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation were aware of the various streams of dialogic and deliberative practice. The 2002 conference was the first major event to bring people together from the entire spectrum of D&D practice, and it was important to us that all of these streams felt welcomed to the conference, and were represented in all aspects of the conference - from the handbook to the break-out sessions. (continue)

Soulforce

Soulforce is an interfaith movement committed to ending spiritual violence perpetuated by religious policies and teachings against LGBT people. The website's 'Resources' links are of particular use here, and contain biblical, medical, psychiatric, psychological, and scientific evidence from both Soulforce and other organizations (the APA, the AMA, etc.) for the legitimacy of LGBT people and issues. (continue)

Participatory Budgeting in Brazil: Contestation, Cooperation, and Accountability

In this first rigorous comparative study of participatory budgeting (PB) in Brazil, Brian Wampler (Penn State University Press, 2007) draws evidence from eight municipalities in Brazil to show the varying degrees of success and failure PB has experienced. He identifies why some PB programs have done better than others in achieving the twin goals of ensuring governmental accountability and empowering citizenship rights for the poor residents of these cities in the quest for greater social justice and a well-functioning democracy. (continue)

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