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Flipping the Script: White Privilege and Community Building

Flipping the Script is a 156-page monograph designed for people who work in communities to identify and address issues of white privilege, oppression, racism and power as they play out in this work. It is for community builders, grant makers, technical assistance providers and others who are trying to develop more equitable and thoughtful partnerships with community residents and organizations. (continue)

College Knowledge: 101 Tips for the College-Bound Student

This book by University of Michigan professor David Schoem emphasizes dialogue, diversity, civic involvement, and engagement with learning. Through lively tips and compelling student stories about life at college, the book offers thoughtful, practical information for every student who wants to make a successful transition from high school to college. (continue)

Education Policy: Issues Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the school experiences of LGBT youth, and existing policy interventions aimed at making schools safe and affirming environments for all students. It also examines recent federal policy changes that complicate these efforts, and offers a research agenda to fill these gaps in our understanding of the experiences of LGBT youth and children of LGBT parents. (continue)

SYNCON (SYNergistic CONvergence)

The SYNCON process was originally developed by the Committee for the Future under the direction of Barbara Marx Hubbard, a social architect and futurist, and Air Force Lt. Col. John J. Whiteside in Washington D.C. in the 1970s. This process was born out of an awareness that attempts to solve problems in a piecemeal fashion usually lead to distrust, further alienation and fragmentation. The intent of the SYNCON process and its supportive technologies is to understand problems and issues in the context of a whole system and to discover cooperative solutions which provide for the improvement of life for all participants. (continue)

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's Policy Institute

The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) is the national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, with the vision and commitment to building a powerful political movement. Of particular note for those looking to research LGBT issues is NGLTF's Policy Institute, which regularly produces reports and research on issues of concern to the LGBT community. (continue)

Teachers, Study Circles and the Racial Achievement Gap

The subtitle of Orland's 76-page thesis is "How One Dialogue and Action Program Helped Teachers Integrate the Competencies of an Effective Multicultural Educator." Study Circles, a dialogue and action process, brings together teachers, parents and students from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to talk about the racial achievement gap. This study asks "How does the experience of participating in Study Circles bring teachers closer to integrating the competencies of the effective multicultural educator?" (continue)

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)

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