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Experiments in Empowered Deliberative Democracy

This volume of the Real Utopias Project explores five innovative real-world experiments in such institutional redesign, experiments that in different ways enlist the energy and intelligence of ordinary people--often drawn from the lowest strata of society--in the solution of problems that plague them. The five cases are: (1) the participatory budget of Porto Alegre, Brazil; (2) neighborhood governance councils in Chicago; (3) the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (WRTP); (4) the Panchayat reforms in West Bengal, India; and (5) Habitat Conservation Planning under the Endangered Species Act. (continue)

At Issue: Marriage. Exploring the Debate Over Marriage Rights for Same-Sex Couples

This resource offers educators six lesson plans for high school aged students that challenges them to explore the range of complex issues reflected in the marriage debate. The resource was developed at the time when the U.S. was awaiting the decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Court on the right of same-sex couples to civil marriage. (continue)

Civilrights.org (The Online Social Justice Network)

Civilrights.org provides a home for policy perspectives, strategies, and research. Run by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, a coalition of 180 organizations working for equality and justice. Visitors can post events to the calendar, add content to the library, etc. (continue)

Participatory Development (PD) Forum

The Participatory Development (PD) Forum / Forum sur le développement participatif (DP) is a leading edge international network of several hundred development practitioners, non-governmental organizations, academics/action researchers, private sector representatives, and policy makers interested in advancing reflection and practice in the area of participatory development. (continue)

Bibliography: “Campus climate” reports

Originally compiled by Robin Miller for the National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education. Last updated October 22, 2002. (continue)

SoJust.net

SoJust.net is the only document history of social justice, civil rights, equity, peace, and activism. Uncover the history of anti-racism, suffrage, the gay rights movement, labor activism, and other movements through historic speeches, song lyrics, poetry, essays, and other documentary artifacts related to social justice. SoJust.net is brought to you by EdChange and Paul C. Gorski. (continue)

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

GLSEN works to create safe and effective schools for LGBT students. Although its focus is on primary and secondary schools, some of its resources - which include background on why an organization like GLSEN is necessary, tools to help ensure safe schools, information on current legal and political battles over safety for LGBT students, classroom curricula and lesson plans, and tools to assist with local organizing/training - may be of a more general interest. (continue)

Center for Art and Public Life's Art and Social Justice Curriculum Project

In 2005-2006, the Center for Art and Public Life worked in a year-long partnership with two Oakland-based schools to tap the expertise and energy of teachers and artists to develop and deliver arts integrated curricula to all students via The Art and Social Justice Curriculum Project. The project teamed K-12 teachers and Center coaching artists to develop and implement curricula focused on social justice and civic engagement through the arts via art workshops, seminars, classroom visits, and one-on-one coaching for non-arts teachers. Sample curricula from the project can be found on the Center website. (continue)

Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice

This much-acclaimed sourcebook is aimed at educators working in the field of social justice education. It addresses theoretical and practical issues that confront teachers who introduce diversity and social justice issues in their classrooms. (continue)

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is a resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide. Our goals are to: strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation and advance human achievement. Created with gifts and bequests by Edsel and Henry Ford, the Foundation is an independent organization, with its own board, and is entirely separate from the Ford Motor Company. (continue)

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