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Indigenous Community Participation in the Sentencing of Criminal Offenders: Circle Sentencing

Since the release of a discussion paper regarding circle sentencing by the NSW Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee (AJAC), serious consideration is to be given to this practice, successfully started in Canada in 1992. "The objective of circle sentencing is to allow direct community involvement in the sentencing process, with a view to arriving at an appropriate sentence which reflects, where achieved, the consensus view of the circle." (continue)

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

GLSEN works to create safe and effective schools for LGBT students. Although its focus is on primary and secondary schools, some of its resources - which include background on why an organization like GLSEN is necessary, tools to help ensure safe schools, information on current legal and political battles over safety for LGBT students, classroom curricula and lesson plans, and tools to assist with local organizing/training - may be of a more general interest. (continue)

Privilege and Oppression

Discrimination of all types is typically a result of unearned privilege or unearned oppression. As allies, it is always in our best interest to fight against unearned privilege and oppression, whether or not we feel we directly suffer from its consequences. This document demonstrates how we all pay the price for homophobia. (continue)

Soliya’s Connect Program

Utilizing new web-based videoconferencing technology, small groups of university students from the US and predominantly Muslim Countries in the Middle East meet weekly on-line with the help of skilled facilitators. Together they engage in intensive dialogue about the relationship between the U.S. and the Arab and Muslim World, with a particular emphasis on the role of the media in shaping perceptions of the "other." (continue)

Group Processes and Intergroup Relations: Review of Personality and Social Psychology, Volume 9

An analysis of terrorism from a social psychological perspective and an empirical exploration of the effects of cooperative learning teams in desegregated school settings are among the issues discussed in Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. Providing comprehensive coverage of this rapidly expanding field, this volume is a companion text to Group Processes, the previous volume in the series. (continue)

NYEC’s Institutional Racism Project

A guide to assist schools and program staff in facilitating dialogues on institutional racism with young people. (continue)

H-Ethnic Discussion Group

H-Ethnic is an international electronic discussion group focused on scholarly topics in ethnicity, race relations and immigration history, concentrating largely on North America. We publish news and announcements, and encourage debates on interdisciplinary themes. We run regular news updates on Washington developments. H-Ethnic is affiliated with H-Net, an independent, international consortium of scholars sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Michigan State University where it is located. (continue)

The Color of Fear

This well-known 90-minute film captures a multiracial group of eight men engaged in intense and riveting dialogue about racism. This powerful film makes clear why intergroup dialogue on racism can be difficult and why it is so necessary. A follow-up video entitled Color of Fear, Part II: Walking Each Other Home is also available. (continue)

D&D Success Stories

Below are dozens of links to dialogue and deliberation success stories and case studies that are available online. Approaches covered include Deliberative Polling, Citizens Juries, Future Search, National Issues Forums, Jewish-Palestinian Dialogue, AmericaSpeaks, Study Circles, the Public Conversations Project, and Wisdom Councils. NCDD has been compiling these resources for the D&D community for several years, but we could really use your help keeping this page updated. Email us at ncdd@thataway.org with your additions and changes. (continue)

Human Rights Campaign

The largest national LGBT organization, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) bills itself as 'a bipartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expressing and identity, to ensure that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.' The scope of the information on HRC's website is immense, and it is typically broken down by issue (same sex marriage, transgender issues, lesbians and gays in the military, workplace discrimination, etc.). (continue)

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