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

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)

Register for Hope for Peace Day!

Hope for Peace Day is coming up soon! On Saturday, May 19th, the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University is sponsoring a one-day event filled with workshops, seminars, and activities for the whole family. You can find out more about the day’s events and register at www.emu.edu/cjp/hopeforpeace. Workshop topics include: Forgiveness and reconciliation across religious divides, Influencing US foreign policy – the 3D Security Initiative, Coming to the table – Healing the historical trauma of slavery, Strategies for trauma awareness and resilience, […] (continue)

Fellowship for Future Indian Leaders Accepting Applications

Here’s a great, hands-on fellowship for people interested in becoming leaders in First Nations communities. An initiative of the First Nations Development Institute (www.firstnations.org), the Leadership and Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship Development (LEAD) Program is a one-year educational program designed to provide undergraduate, masters, or law students or rising nonprofit staff with hands-on experience at a reservation-based nonprofit organization. At the same time, the host organization will benefit from access to highly motivated American Indian students or professionals who can offer business planning, budgeting, feasibility planning, marketing, […] (continue)

Spaces Still Available for Free Community Facilitation Training in Pasadena, CA

The Western Justice Center Foundation (www.westernjustice.org) and the City of Pasadena will present a Community Facilitation Training from May 3-5 and 11-12, 2007 at the Western Justice Center Foundation, 55 S. Grand Ave. in Pasadena, California. The training is open to anyone who is interested in improving facilitation skills in the areas of interethnic/interracial/intercultural dialogue and in times of community crisis. By taking part in this training, participants will be joining a group of volunteer facilitators for community-wide dialogues. Renowned facilitators and trainers Diane Burbie, […] (continue)

Sign Up Now for Summer Social Justice Mediation Training

Leah Wing wrote to tell us about a Social Justice Mediation training that will be held twice this upcoming summer (May 30 – June 3, 2007 & August 26 – 30, 2007) in Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S.A. for those interested in becoming trained mediators from a social justice perspective. The Social Justice Mediation Model was developed in response to the pattern that has emerged in the field of mediation revealing that mainstream mediation is not equally serving all segments of the population. Despite the demonstrated success […] (continue)

WJCF Community Facilitation Training Set for May

The Western Justice Center Foundation and the City of Pasadena will present a Community Facilitation Training on May 3-5 and 11-12, 2007 at the Western Justice Center Foundation, 55 S. Grand Ave. The training is aimed at anyone interested in improving their facilitation skills in the areas of interethnic/interracial/intercultural dialogue and in times of community crisis. By taking part in this training, you will be joining a group of volunteer facilitators for community-wide dialogues. Renowned facilitators and trainers Diane Burbie, owner of The ASPIRE Group, […] (continue)

Civic Life International Frames Community Race Relations in Nationwide Dialogue Project.

Civic Life international, one of the 10 community partners in The Mystery of Love project, a national educational community dialogue initiative that premiered on PBS December 13th has come up with a community action framing of race relations and violence in Dayton OH. The Mystery of Love project is part of Fetzer Institute’s Campaign for Love & Forgiveness, an inclusive, non-partisan initiative that explores how love and forgiveness can effect meaningful changes in individuals and communities alike. (continue)

New Resource on Intergroup Dialogue

Ximena Zuniga, Professor of Education at U Mass-Amherst just wrote to us about a new resource: Intergroup Dialogue in Higher Education: Meaningful Learning About Social Justice. This volume outlines the theory, practice, and research on intergroup dialogue. It also offers educational resources to support the practice of intergroup dialogue. Addressing faculty, administrators, student affairs personnel, students, and practitioners, this volume is a useful resource for anyone implementing intergroup dialogues in higher education. For more on the contributors and on intergroup dialogue, see the book’s entry […] (continue)

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