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Trikone: A South Asian GLBT Organization

Trikone is a non-profit organization for LGBT people of South Asian descent. Founded in 1986 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Trikone is the oldest group of its kind in the world. South Asians affiliated with Trikone trace their ethnicities to one of the following places: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet. Through social and political activities, Trikone offers a supportive, empowering, and non-judgmental environment, where queer South Asians can meet, make connections, and proudly promote awareness and acceptance of their sexuality in society. Trikone actively works against all forms of oppression based on race, gender, class, and other identities. (continue)

The Deliberation Network

The Deliberation Network is a consultancy that offers services for government, business and community organizations. Developing good policy is a complex challenge for both government and business. The Deliberation Network designs public engagement strategies that can yield creative, credible and effective policy directions. The days of making public policy and corporate decisions in executive isolation are gone. When organizations limit their public engagement initiatives to damage control or sterile consultation models, nothing is learned and no one is fooled. (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)

Threshold Foundation

Threshold Foundation is a membership organization comprised of individuals with significant financial resources who contribute their time, money and energies to support progressive social change through volunteer-based philanthropy. Grant funds are derived from a combination of annual member contributions and payout from our endowment. We serve the social change movement by funding innovative national and international non-profit organizations working to further the causes of social justice, environmental preservation, humane economic systems and the peaceful coexistence of individuals, communities and cultures. (continue)

Privilege and Oppression

Discrimination of all types is typically a result of unearned privilege or unearned oppression. As allies, it is always in our best interest to fight against unearned privilege and oppression, whether or not we feel we directly suffer from its consequences. This document demonstrates how we all pay the price for homophobia. (continue)

Multicultural Pavilion (MCP) listserv

The purpose of the MCP email discussion list is to facilitate dialogue and the exchange of resources among educators, students, and activists dedicated to multicultural education, educational equity, and social justice. Over 700 participants from all over the world have congregated over the Internet to discuss issues of equity, social justice, and the transformation of schools and schooling on the MCP listserv. (continue)

Center for Restorative Practice

The purpose of the Center for Restorative Practice is to develop, implement and study collaborative and restorative processes for use by families, communities and organizations in the service of social justice. (continue)

Student Advocacy for University Anti-Bias Policies that Include Sexual Orientation: How to Stop Campus Administrators from Passing the Buck

Eradicate discrimination and harassment on your campus. With the help of this publication, you can make sure that your college or university has strong and effective protections for gay and lesbian members of your campus community. (continue)

Creating a World that Works for All

Exclusivity - the desire to stay separate from other people - is at the root of most of the world's problems, according to Abdullah, who then presents a unique blueprint for social justice. Demonstrates how we can change our world by changing our consciousness. Reveals how to turn from a mentality that disconnects us to one that embraces the goals of restoring balance to the Earth and building community with all others. (continue)

Ignorant Activists: Social Change, “Higher Order Thinking,” and the Failure of Social Studies

In this chapter, the author examines the idea of youth critically thinking about public policy issues and shows how it has served to weaken both the practice of effective social studies education and the preparation of future citizens. In brief, the author's argument is that this use of social studies as a vehicle for promoting social change has rested on faulty assumptions about the intellectual capacities of youth and has deflected social studies leaders' attention away from the important role of developing students' understandings of important subject matter in history, geography, economics, and civics. The author conclude that this impulse has contributed to a curricular field that is in a state of crisis, lacking both solid curricula and effective pedagogy. (continue)