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The bridge-building tag is about building bridges or improving relations between different groups (ethnic groups, partisan groups, etc.).

WJCF Seeking Director of Community Engagement Programs

The Western Justice Center Foundation (www.westernjustice.org) is seeking a Program Director for their Community Engagement programs. The vision of WJCF is to create a more civil society through a process of engagement and education that will enable individuals and institutions to become partners in peace-building. The Community Engagement Program seeks to build bridges between police officers and the community which they serve and expanding inter-ethnic –inter-racial dialogues. The Program Director of Community Engagement will consolidate the gains made by the organization through its innovative program […] (continue)

Stakeholder Engagement Workshop Set for May 14-15 in Vancouver

Myriam Laberge, Director of Collaborative Learning & Innovation at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Sustainable Community Development just let us know there are still spots available in an upcoming Vancouver, British Columbia workshop on stakeholder engagement. The two day Co-Creative Stakeholder Engagement workshop is for senior decision-makers and experienced practitioners who want to enhance their strategic abilities and skills in engaging multiple stakeholders. Participants will gain the insights, knowledge and skills for co-creative stakeholder engagement related to thinking in new ways ways about networks, leading […] (continue)

Conflict Resolution Forum Coming Up in San Francisco Feb 1-4

The Rock Rose Institute (www.rockroseinstitute.org) is sponsoring “Facing Violence: Justice, Religion and Conflict Resolution” — a forum in San Francisco coming up this Feb 1 – Feb 4, 2007. This event includes many group dialogue workshops led by experts in the field: the Public Conversations Project; Search For Common Ground, the World Café and Facing History — a group that helps teachers around the world lead their students in a critical examination of history, with particular focus on genocide and mass violence, so they can […] (continue)

Community Renewal Society to Recognize Emerging Chicago-Area Leaders

The Community Renewal Society (www.communityrenewalsociety.org), a progressive, faith-based organization that works to eliminate race and class barriers, has announced a new awards program, the 35 under 35 Leadership Awards, and requests nominations of young leaders across the Chicago metropolitan region. The awards will honor 35 young people, all under the age of 35, who are using fresh approaches to tackle pressing social issues. Nominees will be judged on whether or not their work bridges racial, ethnic, generational, or geographic divides. The awardees will be announced […] (continue)

Diversity Explorations Group Starting in January in Oakland, CA

Roberto Almanzán, MS and Nancy C. Grant, MSW are offering a new group for up to fifteen individuals who want to develop their cultural competency by addressing their experiences, perceptions, questions, joys and difficulties in working with race, ethnicity, other dimensions of diversity, and oppression and privilege. This group is designed for people working in human services (human resources, healthcare, mental health, social services, education, and other related fields), in direct service, supervision, or administration. People of all racial/ethnic backgrounds are welcome (white, people of […] (continue)

Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards to Honor Works Addressing Issues of Racism and Diversity

The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, which recognize outstanding works that contribute to our understanding of racism or appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures, is accepting entries. Now in its 72nd year, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards continues to be the only American book award designed specifically to recognize works addressing issues of racism and diversity. The awards are administered by the Cleveland Foundation. Awards are given for both fiction and nonfiction. Award recipients traditionally receive a monetary gift of $10,000 from the Anisfield-Wolf Fund. To […] (continue)

New Article on How to Use Study Circles in Schools

Study Circles Resource Center recently published an article on how school principals can use study circles to address challenges and change in their communities. Growing numbers of school districts across North America are using study circles to build community-wide coalitions that make schools work better for everyone. To read the article, visit www.studycircles.org/en/Article.480.aspx. (continue)

New Film for Dialogues on Racism and Immigration

We just heard about a great film resource for dialogues on racism and immigration in the US. The Letter: An American Town and the ‘Somali Invasion’ is directed by Ziad H. Hamzeh. Produced by Ziad H. Hamzeh, Bert Brown, and Marc Sandler, 2003. This 76-minute documentary film tells the story of 1,100 Somalian immigrants who relocated to Lewiston, Maine. At first the immigrants were welcomed, but soon fear and distrust broke out amongst the townspeople. Tensions erupted after the mayor sent a letter to the […] (continue)

Submissions Open for Race and Citizenship Conference

The Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State University has just announced its Fourth Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies. The conference will be held on March 1-4, 2007 and will focus on the Center’s theme for this academic year: Race and Citizenship. The submission deadline is 11/20/06. They encourage submissions fromboth individual scholars and from preformed panels. As part of the Center’s efforts to foster the development of Citizenship Studies, participants’ papers will be reviewed for possible invitation to publish in the Center’s […] (continue)

Join Rich Harwood in a Post-election Teleconference Conversation Nov. 15

If you are interested in discussing what the recent elections mean for you and for change, you can join Rich Harwood in a teleconference conversation on November 15th at 1:00 pm EST. The conversation will focus on questions like: What do the elections suggest about conditions for change in our communities and the country? How might they affect the work you do? Where is public discourse and civic engagement headed? What are your own feelings about the direction of the country? Rich will lead the […] (continue)