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

National MultiCultural Institute Announces Leading Lights Diversity Awards

Once again the National MultiCultural Institute (NMCI) is considering recipients of the 2006 Leading Lights Diversity Awards. The Leading Lights Diversity Awards celebrate exemplary leaders in the nonprofit sector whose demonstrated courage, innovation and commitment to diversity light a path to a more inclusive society. Founded in 1983, the National MultiCultural Institute (NMCI) is proud to be one of the first organizations to have recognized the nation’s need for new services, knowledge, and skills in the growing field of multiculturalism and diversity. We believe non-profits […] (continue)

News from SFU Dialogue on Multiculturalism

The SFU Centre for Dialogue recently sponsored a discussion on The Business Case for Multiculturalism: The Future is Now. The city of Kamloops, BC serves as a pilot site to test whether the dialogue format is effective in increasing local engagement on multiculturalism issues in smaller communities in BC. A Kamloops Daily News, February 17, 2006 article about the dialogue reads: “Developing a work environment inclusive of all cultures is one way Kamloops businesses can weather a shortage of skilled labour,” said SFU Chancellor Emeritus […] (continue)

Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety Seeks Statewide Youth Violence Research Partner for Anti-Gang Grant Effort

The Massachusetts legislature recently provided $11 million for anti-gang grants through the Senator Charles E. Shannon, Jr. Community Safety Initiative. The Executive Office of Public Safety (http://www.mass.gov/eops/) is the lead agency for implementation of this anti-gang effort. To enhance the effectiveness of this initiative, EOPS will make available up to $250,000 in Byrne/Justice Assistance Grant funds to gather and share knowledge on youth violence and to work with Local Action Research Partner grantees and Shannon CSI grantees to improve overall program success and outcomes. A […] (continue)

Fullbright Sponsoring Visiting Specialist Program in Islamic Studies

The Fullbright Visiting Specialists Pgrogram: Direct Access to the Muslim World is now offering funding to bring specialists from the Muslim world to US university campuses. The goals of the program are to enrich your campus’ and community’s understanding of Islamic civilization and the history, politics, and culture of today¬ís Muslim world; to bring access to the Muslim world to study abroad programs, and to jump-start your campus offering on courses in Islam or Area Studies. Through the Fulbright Visiting Specialists Program: Direct Access to […] (continue)

Food For Dialogue Coming Up on HBO

On March 18, HBO will feature the movie “Walkout”. The movie is about the East Los Angeles Chicano student demonstrations in 1968. A young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro, mentored a group of students in East Los Angeles and supported them when the students decided to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. Tired of being treated unequally, students at five East Los Angeles high schools staged a walkout to protest educational conditions and anti-Mexican educational bias. […] (continue)

Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership Offers Funding for Travel Grants to Japan

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (www.cgp.org) has announced a Request for Proposals for travel to Japan in order to build networks between the Japanese and U.S. nonprofit sectors. Through site visits and meetings with their counterparts in Japan, U.S. nonprofit practitioners and/or researchers exchange knowledge and expertise with the hope of forming a longer-term partnership. After returning to the United States, the individual(s) share their experiences through a small event for the general public, nonprofit professionals from other organizations, and/or researchers. Examples of […] (continue)

White Privilege Conference Coming Up in Missouri

The Conference on White Privilege serves as a yearly opportunity to examine and explore issues of white privilege, diversity, multicultural education, multicultural leadership, social justice, race/racism, sexual orientation, gender relations, and other systems of privilege/oppression. It provides participants the opportunity to get honest about the type of society in which we live, and the advantages that accrue to some but not others. The conference offers a means to develop and sustain ongoing work to dismantle this system of white privilege, white supremacy, and oppression. The […] (continue)

Intercultural Communication Courses Offered in Davis, California

As part of the University of California, Davis Extension, Common Ground: Center for Cooperative Solutions helps government entities, agencies and private- and public-sector organizations come together to find unique solutions to challenging and complex issues. This spring, Common Ground will be offering 2 two-day courses on Intercultural Relations, designed for those who want to better understand the dynamics of intercultural communication and conflict. Intercultural relations specialist Linda Ziegahn, Ph.D., will be conducting both courses. For more information, call 800-752-0881 x4414 go to www.extension.ucdavis.edu/commonground/. (continue)

MetLife Foundation Funding Community Police Partnership Awards Program

Since 2002, the MetLife Foundation (metlife.org) and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (www.lisc.org) have partnered to recognize, sustain and share the work of innovative partnerships between community groups and police to promote neighborhood safety and revitalization. Through the MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards, the MetLife Foundation and LISC identify and honor partnerships that exhibit tangible accomplishments in their efforts to advance the process, outcome, and evaluation of potent police-community collaborations. Eligible applicants must be member organizations of partnerships that include, but need not be limited […] (continue)

Global Dialogue Center to Host Online Leadership Training

Debbie Kennedy at the Global Dialogue Center (www.globaldialogue.com) will be hosting an online virtual meeting on Thursday February 23 called “Working Together, Winning Together” that investigates how men and women are putting their differences to work. The workshop is sponsored by Microsoft Office Live Meeting Leadership Forums. The workshop takes place from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (US and Canada); 12:00 Noon p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time Global Time, and there is no charge. The workshop will be a candid conversation, exploring […] (continue)