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University of Illinois – Program on Intergroup Relations

The Program on Intergroup Relations (PIR) facilitates dialogue among students from different social and cultural backgrounds. PIR provides students with a proactive educational experience that promotes the exploration of group identities and open discussion of social justice issues such as discrimination based on class, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. (continue)

Race Talks website

How do you get people to address problems that create conflict and still remain involved in collaborative problem-solving? How do you create a learning environment that encourages people to see their own potential to affect the world around them? This site responds to these questions with examples from several learning environments and includes practical ideas from our experiences as teachers and participants in workplace, community and classroom settings. (continue)

Open Society Institute

The Open Society Institute (OSI), a private operating and grantmaking foundation, aims to shape public policy to promote democratic governance, human rights, and economic, legal, and social reform. On a local level, OSI implements a range of initiatives to support the rule of law, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, OSI works to build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as combating corruption and rights abuses. (continue)

LGBTQI Terminology

An excellent source for definitions of LBGT-related terms. Includes information detailing the use of gender neutral pronouns. Each of these definitions has been carefully researched and closely analyzed from theoretical and practical perspectives for cultural sensitivity, common usage, and general appropriateness. (continue)

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Civil Rights Laws in the U.S.

This publication lists state and municipal laws that concern gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights. These include hate crimes laws, sodomy statutes, domestic partnership laws and registries, anti-same-gender marriage statutes, and state, city and county ordinances which include coverage against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Wherever possible, gay rights laws that have been repealed have also been included. Download the 27-page PDF document directly from the NCDD website. (continue)

University of Denver – Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning

CCESL supports the University of Denver in developing the knowledge and experience that enables faculty, students and staff to actively participate in the public life of their communities. We lead the campus in embracing the university's vision of "being a great private university dedicated to the public good.' We do this by educating, engaging, and equipping the campus community to address and work toward the resolution of critical community issues. With all of our constituents, we attempt to accomplish real, tangible public work that improves the lives of people in our communities. (continue)

University of Massachusetts, Amherst – Social Justice Education Program

Social Justice Education is an interdisciplinary program of study with a focus on social diversity and social justice education particularly as they apply to formal educational systems, kindergarten through higher education. The masters concentration focuses on reflective practice; the doctoral concentration focuses on research informed by reflective practice. Our goals are to generate knowledge about social justice education and to apply new knowledge to the design and delivery of effective social justice educational programs. The Social Justice Education Program boasts a strong intergroup dialogue component run by Ximena Zuniga. (continue)

Rethinking Our Classrooms, Vol. 2

With more than 100,000 copies in print, the first volume of Rethinking Our Classrooms broke new ground, providing teachers with hands-on ways to promote values of community, justice, and equality -- and build students' academic skills. This companion volume continues in that tradition, presenting a rich new collection of from-the-classroom articles, curriculum ideas, lesson plans, poetry, and resources -- all grounded in the realities of school life. Rethinking Our Classrooms, Volume 2 is an essential book for every educator who seeks to pair concerns for social justice with students' academic achievement. (continue)

Peace Development Fund

The Peace Development Fund makes grants to organizations and projects working to achieve peaceful, just and interdependent relationships among people and nations. We believe that the change in values needed to establish a more just and peaceful world will come about only if it is strongly rooted in local communities. (continue)

American Psychological Association (APA)

The APA is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the U.S. and is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. While a scientific organization, its attitude toward lesbians, gays and bisexuals can be described as fairly positive. Searching for a given topic on the APA's site is likely to produce a wide variety of types of results - anything from guidelines for psychotherapists dealing with a particular issue to research papers to APA-authored amicus briefs. (continue)

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