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

Facing History Seminar on Transitional Justice Coming Up in August

Facing History and Ourselves (www.facinghistory.org) is holding their Advanced Seminar “Exploring the Aftermath of Genocide & Violence” from August 6-8, 2007 at Santa Clara University, California. The Advanced Seminar will study Transitional Justice, practices leading to “reconciliation and repair”, and on currently unfolding strategies for responding to mass violence and genocide around the world. This seminar is open to veterans of other Facing History trainings or to educators with equivalent training and exposure, as determined by an application process. Tuition is $300. For more information, […] (continue)

Equal Justice Society Organizing Workshop on Unconscious Bias

The Equal Justice Society (www.equaljusticesociety.org) is a national advocacy organization that aims to advance social and racial justice through law and public policy, communications and the arts, and alliance building. EJS is organizing its Second Annual Constance Baker Motley Civil Rights Fellowship Luncheon and Interactive Workshop on July 24 in San Francisco. The theme of the workshop is “Unconscious Bias.” This event will be held from 11am-1:30pm, at the Empress of China, 838 Grant Avenue, San Francisco. Anyone interested in attending should email info@equaljusticesociety.org. (continue)

AARP to Give Legacy Awards for Public High School Community Programs

AARP (www.aarp.org) has announced the creation of the Ethel Percy Andrus Legacy Awards, aimed at high school civic engagement. The award honors AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, a pioneer in public school education. The $100,000 award will be given to a public high school (grades 8-12) in cities that have been selected as focal points for AARP’s 50th Anniversary celebration. The cities are Chicago, Houston, Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. The prize will be awarded to a school in each of these cities […] (continue)

VOMA Conference and Documentary Event Coming Up June 12

The Victim-Offender Mediation Association (VOMA) will be showcasing an important documentary on Tuesday evening, June 12 in Miami, Florida. This event is in coordination with the AACJP/VOMA Conference (June 9-15), and is also open to the general public. Nathan Southern from the All Movie Guide summarized the movie this way: Adam Zucker’s documentary Greensboro: Closer to the Truth revisits the ugly, harrowing sequence of events that transpired in Greensboro, North Carolina, on November 3, 1979. As the Communist Workers Party gathered to protest the existence […] (continue)

Amazing Faith of Texas: Beyond Dogma to Seek Out Common Ground

A fellow user of the Omidyar Network recently pointed me to the Amazing Faith of Texas website, which I find interesting – a collection of stories, oral histories of an identity in a way, and an accompanying discussion guide geared toward helping groups find common ground in the values and shared experiences that often underlay religious belief in a state like Texas. Here is the invitation: “Travel slowly along the roads and highways of Texas, and you are less likely to miss the turns that […] (continue)

CLI and Kettering Foundation kick off “Race & Violence” Study in Ohio

Civic Life International (www.civiclifeint.org) and the Charles F. Kettering Foundation (www.kettering.org) have entered into a learning agreement to focus on how citizens are engaging the in the Dayton area on the issue of race and violence. This work will consist of public engagement processes involving dialogue and deliberation; learning from reflective journals, facilitator reports, and participant interviews, including quotes describing participant’s experiences, so that other communities across the country can learn from their personal experiences as they attempt to improve race relations and reduce violence […] (continue)

CIES Now Accepting Applications for Research Award in Germany

Those of you studying dialogue and deliberation at the level of international politics may be interested in the Fulbright-Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik Research Award in International Politics in Germany, sponsored by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars. (This is CIES Award #8259). The award will be offered to one junior or senior scholar in the field of international politics to spend 2 to 10 months performing research and occasional lectures in Berlin in the areas of European integration and enlargement, European and Atlantic […] (continue)

Social Science Research Council Offers Grants for Katrina Research

Listen up young researchers: the Social Science Research Council (www.ssrc.org) is now offering small grants of up to $5,000 each (in rare cases up to $7,500) to enable researchers to complete projects bearing on Hurricane Katrina, its impacts on people and places, and the reconstruction of the Gulf Coast. Grants may supplement funds from other sources. Preference will be given to students completing dissertation projects and to younger researchers, but applications are welcome from others. The awards are intended to enable people to bring to […] (continue)

Registration Open for IGL Course on Designing Interventions for Change

Registration is open for The Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) Course “Designing and Implementing Interventions for Community, Institutional and Global Change at the United Nations.” The course, offered Monday-Wednesday, June 4-6 2007 at the United Nations in New York City, is sponsored by IGL and the United Nations Under-Secretary Anwarul K. Chowdhury, High Representative of the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. The program is for people who are searching for a new way to address institutional, community and global […] (continue)

Middle East Fellowship Organizing Summer Delegation to Syria

Kelly Hayes-Raitt sent us the news that the Middle East Fellowship will be hosting delegations to Syria this summer. They are the only organization we know of that is taking Americans to this political hot spot to promote person-to-person peace. This 6-week summer service program will be held in Damascus, Syria, from June 24 – Aug 4. Participants will live with a host family for 3 nights, study Arabic at the Berlitz language institute in Damascus, serve the local community through volunteer projects (such as […] (continue)