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Understanding GID (Gender Identity Disorder): A Guide for Friends and Family

Every effort has been made to insure that this brochure, which was written by a transgendered person, is factually correct. It may be duplicated and distributed without license or fees as a public service or for private use. This is a printable 3-panel brochure for friends and family members of people struggling with their gender identify. The brochure helps explain what GID is (and defines Drag Kings/Queens, Transsexuals, etc.), how common it is, and what a friend or family member can do to help support a person who is struggling with their gender identity. (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)

OurHealthcareFuture.org

OurHealthcareFuture.org is a day-long dialogue for the general public. In a series of structured conversations participants identify their vision of an ideal healthcare system, name their priorities for that system and then evaluate how the current system and one of two future systems stack up against their expressed preferences. It is designed to explore the purpose and priorities of our healthcare future. (continue)

Diversity in Higher Education

'Diversity in Higher Education' is a manual for administrators and policy makers who believe in the importance of diversity in education and are committed to equity and excellence. The manual is designed to help university administrators overcome the challenges they face in their quest to ensure a stimulating intellectual, cultural, and pluralistic campus. (continue)

Understanding Diversity Through Social and Community Inquiry: An Action-Research Study

This article describes a portion of a long-term, action-research project investigating the teaching of an elementary social studies methods course for preservice teachers from a social justice framework. Other major foci for the course are integrated with topics related specifically to social studies teaching and learning: cultural diversity, an inquiry orientation to teaching, and teaching for social justice. The authors describe and analyze the community and social inquiry assignments used to develop the concepts of marginalization and privilege within the course. (continue)

Lambda Legal

A national organization, Lambda Legal pursues litigation, education, and public policy work to secure full civil rights for LGBT people as well as those with HIV or AIDS. Lambda Legal's web site primarily documents its legal work, and as such can provide a good overview of current legal issues of concern to LGBT people. (continue)

Guidelines for Sponsoring Community Dialogues on Mapping a Culture of Peace

This 5-page document was handed out at John Frank, Ed.D.'s workshop at the 2006 NCDD conference. The workshop, "Mapping A Culture of Peace: A Community Conversation Project of the Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice," focused on the experience of a remarkably successful and innovative project on Mapping a Culture of Peace in Florida. (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)

Open Society Institute

The Open Society Institute (OSI), a private operating and grantmaking foundation, aims to shape public policy to promote democratic governance, human rights, and economic, legal, and social reform. On a local level, OSI implements a range of initiatives to support the rule of law, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, OSI works to build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as combating corruption and rights abuses. (continue)

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Civil Rights Laws in the U.S.

This publication lists state and municipal laws that concern gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights. These include hate crimes laws, sodomy statutes, domestic partnership laws and registries, anti-same-gender marriage statutes, and state, city and county ordinances which include coverage against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Wherever possible, gay rights laws that have been repealed have also been included. Download the 27-page PDF document directly from the NCDD website. (continue)

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