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Center for Assessment and Policy Development (CAPD)

CAPD is a non-profit organization founded in 1987 to help institutions, communities and public systems craft and execute thoughtful responses to pressing social issues--particularly, improving outcomes for children, adolescents, and families. CAPD works on many issues, including education, violence prevention, community change, reduction in racism (particularly institutional racism), leadership, and civic engagement. (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)

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)

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)

Race Talks website

How do you get people to address problems that create conflict and still remain involved in collaborative problem-solving? How do you create a learning environment that encourages people to see their own potential to affect the world around them? This site responds to these questions with examples from several learning environments and includes practical ideas from our experiences as teachers and participants in workplace, community and classroom settings. (continue)

LGBTQI Terminology

An excellent source for definitions of LBGT-related terms. Includes information detailing the use of gender neutral pronouns. Each of these definitions has been carefully researched and closely analyzed from theoretical and practical perspectives for cultural sensitivity, common usage, and general appropriateness. (continue)

University of Denver – Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning

CCESL supports the University of Denver in developing the knowledge and experience that enables faculty, students and staff to actively participate in the public life of their communities. We lead the campus in embracing the university's vision of "being a great private university dedicated to the public good.' We do this by educating, engaging, and equipping the campus community to address and work toward the resolution of critical community issues. With all of our constituents, we attempt to accomplish real, tangible public work that improves the lives of people in our communities. (continue)

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