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“Hawo’s Dinner Party” Video

“Hawo’s Dinner Party” is a resource to support conversations and actions around building bridges between refugees from Muslim majority countries and receiving communities in the U.S. in the lead up to the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. This 30-minute DVD will serve as a tool for service providers, grassroots community groups and employers nationwide that are helping to integrate newcomers with unique needs, often against considerable obstacles. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Contact sahar@activevoice.net to learn more. (continue)

YouTube Playlists of Dialogue & Deliberation Videos

NCDD’s director Sandy Heierbacher created a number of public playlists on YouTube in June 2009, featuring some great, short videos that show and/or introduce people to dialogue and deliberation. The playlists, which are added to regularly, can be found at www.youtube.com/user/sheierbacher/playlists. Hundreds of YouTube videos are now organized on these public playlists, which are periodically updated: About Dialogue & Deliberation (people talking about D&D) Dialogue & Deliberation in Practice (features clips of actual D&D) Dialogue & Deliberation Events (covers specific projects and events) Absolute Favorite D&D Videos […] (continue)

Cartoons, Outrage and Dialogue (Feb 2006 listserv discussion)

What follows is an archive of a February 2006 conversation on the NCDD Discussion list. Lars Hasselblad Torres initiated the discussion, asking if anyone was running dialogues around the outrage over the cartoons that were published in Denmark in September 2005. (continue)

Ways to Protect Same-Sex Marriages: A Comparison

This one-page chart compares the portability, federal protection, availability and benefits of marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships. (continue)

The Lie of Victory

Burston's articles pull no punches and easily evoke empassioned dialogue about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This article presents the "top 10 lies Jews and Palestinians Live By," including the lie of We Were Here First, the lie of the State They Don't Deserve, and the lie of National Socialism (they are as bad as the Nazis). Lying, according to Burston, is "a coping mechanism.... It's a defense mechanism, this lying to others. Who could blame us? Life here is hard, on both sides." (continue)

The 10 Most Useful Lies About Terrorism

Burston's articles pull no punches and easily evoke empassioned dialogue about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This one focuses on our concept of terrorism, and describes why certain common beliefs are misnomers, including "Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims," "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter," "Terrorists are generally drawn from the disadvantaged sectors of a population, those who have suffered the worst oppression," "Profiling works," "We don't negotiate with terrorists." (continue)

Encounter Point

Encounter Point is an 85-minute feature documentary film that follows a former Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who risk their lives and public standing to promote a nonviolent end to the conflict. Their journeys lead them to the unlikeliest places to confront hatred within their communities. The film explores what drives them and thousands of other like-minded civilians to overcome anger and grief to work for grassroots solutions. It is a film about the everyday leaders in our midst. (continue)

Struggling to be Heard: The Unmet Needs of Asian Pacific American Children

The social, psychological, and educational needs of Asian Pacific American youth often go unmet. This book, written by multicultural educators, social workers, psychologists, and others, challenges stereotypical beliefs and seeks to provide, basic knowledge and direction for working with this population, often labeled as 'the model minority.' (continue)

The Color of Fear 3

The Color of Fear 3 is an intimate conversation on the issues of what it is to be gay in this society and the impact it has on their sense of safety and identity. Through their personal stories and interactions, we have a glimpse into the fears, the stereotypes, and moral issues that are dividing and confronting us today. (continue)

NCDD Commentary: Declaring & Celebrating Our Interdependence

Sandy Heierbacher added this commentary to the NCDD website on July 1, 2003. The commentary is based largely on material written primarily by Tom Atlee that Sandy wanted to share with the NCDD community. This commentary outlines the various "Interdependence Days" and "Declarations of Interdependence" that different organizations are spearheading on July 4 and other days. (continue)