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Police Use of Excessive Force: A Conciliation Handbook for the Police and the Community

This 38-page handbook was developed by the Community Relations Service, which assists communities with crisis management and violence reduction. (continue)

Beyond Race Awareness: White Racial Identity and Multicultural Teaching

Interviews examined whether white students' shifts in thinking about themselves as racial beings and about systems of oppression during a multicultural education course were evident in later teaching practice. Though students initially resisted learning about their own racism, they eventually became more willing to take some responsibility for racism. (continue)

Neighborhood Schools and Student Diversity Choicework guide

Most families would like to send their children to good, safe schools close to home yet feel it's important for children of different backgrounds to go to school together so they can expand their horizons by learning about each other's cultures. How do we balance these competing values? This Citizen ChoiceWork Guide (and video) from Public Agenda examines three hypothetical communities, each one taking a different approach: focus on academics and not diversity; pursue diversity through school policies; and pursue integration and diversity in the community, not through the schools. (continue)

Fostering Dialogue Across Divides: A Nuts and Bolts Guide

For years, the Public Conversations Project has set the standard for facilitation materials and training in the dialogue and deliberation field. This Guide--chock-full of PCP's road-tested techniques for effectively engaging people across differences--is an invaluable resource for both established dialogue facilitators and newcomers to this work. (continue)

Evaluation Tools for Racial Equity

The Center for Assessment and Policy Development and MP Associates, Inc., runs this website, which offers resources and advice on evaluating a program's effectiveness in bridging racial divides. The site includes all kinds of tools and resources on how to organize and carry out an evaluation, what kinds of questions to ask and outcomes to measure, and also some guidelines for thinking about and using results. (continue)

From Wrongs to Rights: 1973 to 1999 Public Opinion on Gay and Lesbian Americans Moves Toward Equality

Securing accurate, factual, well-researched data on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities remains one of the biggest challenges facing the advocacy movement and policy makers. This 40-page report marks an important step to deliver such data. From Wrongs to Rights collects and analyzes data from a wide range of public opinion polls done over a more than twenty year period. (continue)

Diversity in Higher Education

'Diversity in Higher Education' is a manual for administrators and policy makers who believe in the importance of diversity in education and are committed to equity and excellence. The manual is designed to help university administrators overcome the challenges they face in their quest to ensure a stimulating intellectual, cultural, and pluralistic campus. (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)

Search for Common Ground

Founded in 1982, Search for Common Ground works to transform the way the world deals with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative problem solving. We work with local partners to find culturally appropriate means to strengthen societies' capacity to deal with conflicts constructively: to understand the differences and act on the commonalities. (continue)

Campus Diversity and Student Self-Segregation: Separating Myths from Facts

A survey of the most recent research suggests that, indeed, campus diversity is leading to significant educational and social benefits for all college students. It also suggests that, contrary to popular reports, student self-segregation is not, in fact, a dominant feature of campus life today. This paper summarizes new research on campus diversity and on the actual extent of student self-segregation and interaction across racial/ethnic lines on college campuses today. Written for the Ford Foundation Campus Diversity Initiative. (continue)

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