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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)

Columbia University – Teachers College Peace Education Center (TCPEC)

TCPEC's mission is to further the development of the field of peace education, particularly in recognition of the unprecedented need to address issues of security, war and peace, human rights and social justice, sustainable development and ecological balance. The Peace Education Center was established to provide outreach, resourcing, training and in-service education. The Center conducts research, curricular development and outreach activities in many world regions, working in collaboration with other such centers in the Philippines, Lebanon, India, Jordan, Japan, Israel, and Turkey. (continue)

Ways to Protect Same-Sex Marriages: A Comparison

This one-page chart compares the portability, federal protection, availability and benefits of marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships. (continue)

Rethinking Our Classrooms, Vol. 2

With more than 100,000 copies in print, the first volume of Rethinking Our Classrooms broke new ground, providing teachers with hands-on ways to promote values of community, justice, and equality -- and build students' academic skills. This companion volume continues in that tradition, presenting a rich new collection of from-the-classroom articles, curriculum ideas, lesson plans, poetry, and resources -- all grounded in the realities of school life. Rethinking Our Classrooms, Volume 2 is an essential book for every educator who seeks to pair concerns for social justice with students' academic achievement. (continue)

American Psychological Association (APA)

The APA is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the U.S. and is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. While a scientific organization, its attitude toward lesbians, gays and bisexuals can be described as fairly positive. Searching for a given topic on the APA's site is likely to produce a wide variety of types of results - anything from guidelines for psychotherapists dealing with a particular issue to research papers to APA-authored amicus briefs. (continue)

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

We are an independent, progressive organisation committed to funding radical change towards a better world. The JRCT makes grants to individuals and to projects seeking the creation of a peaceful world, poitical equality and social justice. We chiefly support work undertaken in the UK, Ireland and South Africa. (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)

Using Intergroup Dialogue to Promote Social Justice and Change

Intergroup dialogue is a public process designed to involve individuals and groups in an exploration of societal issues such as politics, racism, religion, and culture that are often flashpoints for polarization and social conflict. This article examines intergroup dialogue as a bridging mechanism through which social workers in clinical, other direct practice, organizer, activist, and other roles across the micro-macro practice spectrum can engage with people in conflict to advance advocacy, justice, and social change. (continue)

Queering Gender: Trans Liberation and Our Lesbigay Movements

As our queer movements grow in numbers and strength, the diversity within them becomes increasingly visible. Here we discuss the concerns and struggles of those of us gendered queer, who, despite historical associations and identification with lesbigay people and activism, have in recent years been becoming increasingly alienated from them because of the mainstreaming of the lesbian and gay movements. We conclude with some reflections on lesbigay politics and a call for unifying struggles against gender oppression. (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)

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