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Denver
Conference Focuses on Creating a Culture of Conversation  
Not to Late to Register for National Exchange on Art & Civic Dialogue!
NCDD Collecting Evaluation Tools from Across the D&D Community
Online Survey to Determine Interest in No. California D&D Gathering
Pew Charitable Trusts Seeks Public Affairs Officer
Online Survey About the Use of Collaborative Technology
Joint Center Suspends NABRE Activities
Academics Invited to Join “Three-D Teaching and Learning” in Feb.
“18to35” Unveils 2003 Innovators Program
PCP Expands in San Diego
E-Democracy Fosters Online Public Commons
ACLU's College Freedom Tour Begins
Youth Study Circle Program Gaining Popularity in Baton Rouge, La.Harwood Institute Looking for Project Manager
Dialogue Maker's Series Provides Unique Space for Learning
Demos Seeks Program Assistant for Democracy Program
Youth Summit Features Harwood Institute Workshop

Resources:
Tips from Study Circles on How to Involve Youth in D&D Programs
RaceTalks.org Offers Resources for Multiracial Dialogue Groups
New Report about Forums on Terrorism Released
New Fall 2003 Mix It Up Handbook Available
Video on Deliberative Democracy Viewable Online
Invitation to Test New Online Deliberation Tool

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Denver Conference Focuses on Creating a Culture of Conversation  
(added September 18, 2003)
The Coexistence Initiative and Regis University 's Institute on the Common Good are holding an exciting gathering in Denver , Colorado on September 30. “Creating a Culture of Conversation: Reflections on the Methodology of Dialogue” will bring together facilitators, moderators, and conveners who have organized, fostered, and promoted dialogues in different communities to reflect on the practice of dialogue and explore ways in which a culture of conversation can be created.

The gathering will feature Maggie Herzig, Senior Associate of Public Conversations Project and Carole Frampton, Outreach Director of Search for Common Ground, among others. The event will be held 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at Regis University's Adult Learning Center. To register, contact Paul Alexander (303-458-4336, [email protected]) or Angela Khaminwa (212-303-9445, [email protected]).

Not to Late to Register for National Exchange on Art & Civic Dialogue!
(added September 9, 2003)
A limited number of spaces are still available for the National Exchange on Art and Civic Dialogue to be held October 9-12 in Flint, Michigan. The Animating Democracy National Exchange aims to advance efforts in arts-based civic dialogue, civic engagement, and community building through a lively mix of activities: in-depth case sessions, presentations by artists, topical sessions, and dialogues stimulated by special artistic presentations by Flint Youth Theatre and Urban Bush Women.

Participants will experience artistic and dialogue methodologies and philosophies that illuminate the challenges and opportunities of arts- and humanities-based civic dialogue work. As a preconference option, Animating Democracy is offering a half-day Practitioner's Exchange on October 9. These sessions offer opportunities for in-depth exchange between and among dialogue and artist practitioners in which approaches, methodologies, and skills can be shared and learned.

There is a registration fee of $200 to attend the Exchange, and the hotel costs are approximately $80 per night for a single or double room. For registration information, contact Michael del Vecchio, 202-371-2830, [email protected] or go to www.artsusa.org/AnimatingDemocracy.

NCDD Collecting Evaluation Tools from Across the D&D Community
(added September 23, 2003)
The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) is currently collecting evaluation tools and information about evaluation practices used by a variety of dialogue and deliberation organizations and programs.

NCDD and the Deliberative Democracy Consortium are in the beginning stages of a collaborative project that we hope will lead to the creation of a new evaluation tool or series of tools which can be utilized for a wide variety of deliberative forums. We are committed to creating this tool using the input, resources and feedback of experienced practitioners and organizations from across the spectrum of practice.

Our first stage is to cast a wide info-gathering net in order to gain an understanding of the various forms evaluation is currently taking in our field. Some of the tools will be posted here at thataway.org. We encourage you to send us samples of or information about the tools and processes that you have used to evaluate dialogue and deliberation programs.

Please send this information (via email if possible) to NCDD member Linda L. Mather, Ed.D., President of Forums Institute for Public Policy, at [email protected] or 101 Campus Drive, University Square, Princeton, NJ 08540.  Feel free to call Linda at 609-720-0136 (or email her) if you have any questions or suggestions.

Online Survey to Determine Interest in Northern California D&D Gathering
(added September 9, 2003)
The Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center's Civic Engagement Initiative is currently conducting an online survey of dialogue & deliberation practitioners and scholars in Northern California. The survey will help PCRC determine the level of interest in a regional gathering of D&D leaders, and help them learn more about what people would want from such a gathering.

We are proud to say that the inspiration for this gathering (and the online needs assessment) came from last October's National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation. If you live or work in Northern California, please take a few minutes to complete the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=39321261331. PCRC will email you with the survey results, and with information about any next steps they decide to take.

Katie Howard, Manager of PCRC's Civic Engagement Initiative, acknowledges that D&D practitioners and scholars “come from many different experiences and backgrounds with respect to civic engagement and dialogue.” But she encourages anyone connected to a dialogue or deliberation project to not only complete the survey, but also to share it with your networks. For more information, contact Katie Howard at 650-373-3490 or [email protected].

Pew Charitable Trusts Seeks Public Affairs Officer
(added September 23, 2003)
The Pew Charitable Trusts, with total assets of approximately $4.9 billion and a $225 million grants budget, consist of seven individual charitable trusts for Services, Education, Environment, Public Policy and Religion, and one flexible program area, Venture Fund.

The Public Affairs officer is a member of the Public Affairs department and has responsibility for communications consulting and public relations consulting for various initiatives and grantmaking programs of the Trusts.  Primary responsibilities are to create and disseminate messages about the Trusts and its programs to targeted audiences, manage communications and public relations projects and advise Trusts' staff and grantees on incorporating communications activities into their work.  Reports to the assistant director of Public Affairs. Click here to view the entire job description.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including four weeks vacation, a generous 401(k) plan, and flexible benefit options. Applicants should send a complete cover letter indicating where you learned of the opening, résumé, and salary expectations to: Felicia Smith, Assistant Director, Special Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1700, Philadelphia, PA 19103-7077. Responses can also be faxed to 215-575-4910 or e-mailed to [email protected].

Online Survey About the Use of Collaborative Technology
(added September 23, 2003)
As sponsors of the upcoming conference “Collaboration2003,” Facilitate.com and Collaborative Strategies LLC are conducting a pre-conference survey about the use of collaboration technology for distributed meetings. Distributed meetings involve people who are distributed in a variety of locations and connected via some form of technology. Anyone who is interested in participating is encouraged to complete the short survey at www.Facilitate.com/Collab2003Survey.html.

This cross-industry survey explore s how people are using distributed meetings in order to shed some light on such questions as “Does the technology give people what they need to replace or augment face-to-face meetings on a large scale?” and “What are some of the challenges facing the acceptance/adoption of these technologies?”

Joint Center Suspends NABRE Activities
(added September 22, 2003)
Effective October 1, the DC-based Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies will be suspending most of the activities of NABRE (the Network of Alliances Bridging Race and Ethnicity).

In a statement sent to NABRE members, Joint Center President Eddie Williams said “I deeply regret that economic circumstances beyond our control are forcing us to suspend NABRE activities. NABRE has been a valued program within the Joint Center and a significant contributor to public dialogues on racial justice and racial reconciliation." The Joint Center will look for opportunities to engage NABRE members in its future activities, as appropriate, and the network directory and other aspects of the NABRE web site will remain intact. The network-building, information gathering and dissemination, mailings, chat room and message board events, and related activities will cease.

The Dialogue to Action Initiative and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation want to express our appreciation and admiration for the contributions that NABRE and its staff have made to the dialogue and deliberation community. As a member of NABRE, the Dialogue to Action Initiative has benefited from their hard work and commitment. And NCDD will forever be indebted to NABRE for serving as our fiscal agent for the 2002 conference.

Academics Invited to Join “Three-D Teaching and Learning” in February
(added September 22, 2003)
In April 2003, college and university faculty and administrative leaders met as a working group entitled, Discussion, Dialogue, and Deliberation: Three-D Teaching and Learning. Hosted by the Society for Values in Higher Education's Democracy Project, the group engaged in study circles on issues of conflict on campus, studied several dialogue models and practices, and considered the challenge of assessment. Proceedings from the working group can be downloaded here.

The working group will be getting together again February 5-7, 2004 at the Institute on College Student Values at Florida State University. Academics interested in advancing democratic pedagogies and decision-making strategies on campus are welcome to join the working group.  For more information on the Institute program, view the brochure. For more information on the Three-D working group, contact Nancy Thomas, Director of the Democracy Project at 860-657-9907 or [email protected]

“18to35” Unveils 2003 Innovators Program
(added September 21, 2003)
As the nation readies itself for the 2004 presidential election cycle, 18to35, a new non-partisan policy organization, announces its inaugural group of Innovators – a select group of nine “up-and-coming” and “already-there” young adults who will be challenged to develop new solutions that address the growing problems of the economy and jobs.

The nine individuals that have been named to the 2003-2004 Innovators program include such impressive young adults as Paul Andrew, Former Special Advisor to British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Francisco Gomes, Business owner and environmental planner in Hartford, CT. For biographies of 18to35's Innovators, visit 18to35.org/innovators.html.

18to35 – An Organization Devoted to Innovation, Deliberation and Participation – provides young adults with opportunities to think creatively and alter the course of national debate profoundly, while encouraging other young adults to reflect on, respond to and re-engage in our civic life. Through a broad dissemination effort of easily understandable policy briefs, press releases and articles geared to elected officials, the media, and the general public, 18to35's Innovators will inform local, national and international policy-making.

For the coming year, the 18to35 Innovators will examine a wide range of issues impacting jobs and the economy, particularly from a young adult perspective. The Innovators' policy briefs will be released in mid-November of 2003, with on-line and face-to-face deliberations among young adults and policy-makers taking place across the country throughout 2004. To learn more about 18to35, e-mail [email protected] or call 202-543-0828.

PCP Expands in San Diego
(added September 21, 2003)
Meenakshi Chakraverti, an Associate of the Watertown, MA-based Public Conversations Project, has established a full-time base of operations in San Diego, California. Holding both an MPA and PhD, Meenaskshi has applied her background in economics and social anthropology to work with international organizations in the US and India. Meenaskshi has delivered semi-customized trainings to mediators in a Federal Court of Appeals and is a regular presenter of PCP's "Power of Dialogue" workshop. If you ever have dreamed of bringing PCP's consulting services or trainings to your workplace, house of worship, alma mater or any other group on the west coast, you are encouraged to contact her at [email protected].

E-Democracy Fosters Online Public Commons
(added September 19, 2003)
E-Democracy is creating geography/democracy-based multi-topic online public non-partisan spaces where citizens from across the political spectrum gather for online discussion and deliberation on real public issues. You can now participate with thousands of your fellow citizens in E-Democracy's agenda-setting "citizen-based" online forums on local, state, and national public issues. E-Democracy encourages you to start an online commons in your local community at E-Democracy.org.

Another initiative of E-Democracy.org, E-Democracy.us, recently launched an effort to promote awareness of online election information resources and discussions. A directory linking to active online discussions on the Presidential election is in the works, and organizers invite you submit information about special online events that encourage citizen-to-citizen discussion, which will be added to this directory. Send submissions at www.e-democracy.org/us/comments.html .

E-Democracy, the creator of the candidate E-Debate in 1994, is also interested in connecting with partners interested in promoting the e-debate concept early in the Presidential campaign when the Internet still matters. Contact E-Democracy Chair Steven Clift at [email protected] for more information.

ACLU's College Freedom Tour Begins
(added September 19, 2003)
The ACLU has kicked off their first-ever College Freedom Tour (www.aclufreedomtour.org). The Freedom Tour is a multi-media, multi-cultural event that is making stops at eight college campuses across the country this fall.

With nationally known guest speakers, hosts and musical acts, the Freedom Tour will be current, provocative and most of all entertaining. The goal is to create a lively, diverse environment in which students and young activists can be engaged in discussions about the values, principles and issues that are so important right now to our shared civil liberties.

The tour will engage students on civil liberties issues such as racial justice, affirmative action, free speech, and the USA PATRIOT Act, with a particular focus on how that Act infringes upon the rights and freedoms of students. The Freedom Tour began at the University of Miami on September 8 and ends October 11 at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Youth Study Circle Program Gaining Popularity in Baton Rouge, La.
(added September 19, 2003)
In Baton Rouge, middle and high school students are being recruited to participate in a study circles program called YIELD (Youth Instruction and Empowerment in Leadership Development). YIELD works with aspiring students leaders through peer interaction in positive settings.

Led by RizUp Louisiana program coordinator Regina Barrows, a group of adults trains the teens to become facilitators (usually between 10-15 students total); these students then recruit other students for study circles (averaging 7-8 in a circle) to address youth issues, focusing primarily on teen pregnancy, but also education, economics, drugs and violence in their communities.

Along with the YIELD program, Barrows is looking into starting study circles with newly released youth offenders, service providers, criminal justice personnel, faith-based organizations, and business interests. Barrows hopes to help youth avoid trouble leading to incarceration, to reduce recidivism, and offer healthy alternatives to young offenders.

Harwood Institute Looking for Project Manager
(added September 9, 2003)
The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation is a catalyst for charting a different course for America 's public life and politics. It works to deepen the understanding, sensibilities and practices of individuals, communities and institutions on how the public realm works and how to make progress in it.

The Harwood Institute seeks a candidate for its vacant Project Manager position who can lead and manage projects. The candidate must have demonstrated capacities in being a highly strategic and systems-oriented thinker; truly rigorous; a sound writer and comfortable public speaker; and self-motivated.

The successful candidate will have 10 years or more of proven success in project management, training, writing and speaking. Candidates should also have experience working on civic engagement, community change or community development initiatives. A proven "can do," entrepreneurial outlook required.

The project manager will work on national and local initiatives. Responsibilities include developing project strategy, leading training sessions and change initiatives, creating civic tools, forging partnerships with other organizations, conducting research and writing reports. Email cover letter, resume and salary history to [email protected] (or fax it to 301-656-0533).

Dialogue Maker's Series Provides Unique Space for Learning
(added September 9, 2003)
From September through November this year, Simon Fraser University's “Dialogue Maker's Series” will provide learning spaces for those who wish to create environments in which people ‘think together.' The series includes workshops and short courses, a one-day forum in the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, as well as a network for community development practitioners, municipal planners, educators, health care workers, policy analysts, regional district and parks board staff, and others whose work involves public dialogue and deliberation.

Simon Fraser University, which is located in Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada), recently unveiled the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, an international conference centre providing 16,000 square feet of specialized meeting and function space which is devoted to facilitating public and private dialogue in order to foster understanding and engender positive action. The interactive design of the conference space allows delegates to maximize personal and group communications and to engage each other through a range of technologies including the Internet, audio or video conferencing, and satellite services. Additional technological support includes 100 Mbps data and network services, multi-media presentation technology, a conference polling and audience response system and group decision-making software. For more information, go to www.sfu.ca/dialogue, email [email protected], or call 604-291-5800.

Demos Seeks Program Assistant for Democracy Program
(added September 9, 2003)
Demos, a national research and advocacy organization, seeks a qualified applicant for a Program Assistant position in the Democracy Program. The Democracy Program provides state and national advocates and policy makers with applied research, policy analysis and organizing assistance in support of progressive new measures for expanding political participation. Lead reforms include election day registration and voting rights restoration for citizens with felony convictions.

The Program Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and program support for initiatives undertaken by the Democracy Program. Among other qualifications, candidates must be highly motivated, organized and professional; detail oriented; possess strong oral and writing skills; able to function under pressure and handle numerous tasks simultaneously; work collegially as a team member; be fully proficient in popular computer programs; and have earned a Bachelor's degree.

Demos is an equal opportunity employer, and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women and LGBT applicants. Salary range starts at $33,000 (plus an excellent benefits package). Mail or email cover letter and resume immediately to [email protected] or Demos: A Network of Ideas and Action, 220 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Youth Summit Features Harwood Institute Workshop
(added September 9, 2003)
As part of Tavis Smiley Foundation's Youth 2 Leaders National Summit on August 7-12 in Washington, DC, The Harwood Institute led a workshop on Engaging Youth in Community Change. Fifteen youth leaders participated in this workshop and were introduced to "Telling Stories of Self-Trust and Hope," a beautifully designed Harwood Institute action kit that provides several tools to engage youth on how to work within their communities to create a public narrative that change is possible.

The youth leaders will participate in follow-up activities with The Harwood Institute during the coming months by using "Telling Stories of Self-Trust and Hope" in their own communities. For more on "Telling Stories," see www.theharwoodinstitute.org/news/index.shtml#story.

Common Ground Partnership Website is Live
(added August 5, 2003)
Search for Common Ground's Common Ground Partnership is pleased to announce that their website is now live, at www.cgpartnership.org. You'll find information the program's Conversations About Conflict, facts and figures about conflict, the results of a street survey they conducted, and much more. You can even do a quick self-assessment to learn about your own conflict styles. Created by Search for Common Ground in June 2002, the Common Ground Partnership is working to transform the way we deal with conflict: away from adversarial approaches toward cooperative ones. Contact Program Director Carole Frampton at [email protected] for more info or to get involved with this exciting program.

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Tips from Study Circles on How to Involve Youth in D&D Programs
(added September 24, 2003)
In its latest Study Circular: E-News for Dialogue & Action, the Study Circles Resource Center provided the following tips for those wishing to involve youth in their programs.  We thought they'd be helpful for D&D practitioners regardless of the model they tend to use.

- Go where young people are to invite them into the program. Visit schools, community clubs, and places of worship.
- Think about ways to partner with schools, clubs, congregations, or other organizations that serve youth.
- Keep the youth perspective in mind as you invite people to join.
- Listen to how young people talk about the issue(s), and incorporate their language into the overall project description.
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Make sure there's always time for food and fun!

You can learn more about study circle facilitation by reviewing their "Organizing Community-wide Dialogue for Action and Change" how-to guide at www.studycircles.org/pages/hap.html. To subscribe to SCRC's e-newsletter, go to www.studycircles.org.

RaceTalks.org Offers Resources for Multiracial Dialogue Groups
(added September 22, 2003)
For in-depth information on multiracial discussion groups and their benefits, visit www.RaceTalks.org, a new website developed by New England area professors Lani Guinier (Harvard Law School), and Susan Sturm (Columbia University). The site showcases ideas and tools for talking about race in workplaces, classrooms and community settings.

You can submit your own stories or resource materials on race to be linked to the RaceTalks.org site as resources. Share your stories of creative problem solving in diverse groups or give feedback on the process.

New Report about Forums on Terrorism Released
(added September 22, 2003)
A new report about public deliberative forums that have been held around the country using the National Issues Forums discussion guide "Terrorism: What Should We Do Now?" was released on September 6. The forums that the report is based on involved nearly 2,000 people in 40 states around the country.

The 30-page report was produced by Doble Research Associates and can be viewed and downloaded from the National Issues Forums website at www.nifi.org or you can go directly to the report at www.nifi.org/terrorism_03.pdf.

New Fall 2003 Mix It Up Handbook Available
(added September 22, 2003)
Help students talk openly about the social climate in their school, brainstorm ways to improve it, and act on their ideas. Learn how to start “Mix It Up Dialogues” with the new Fall 2003 Mix It Up Handbook. The nationwide Mix It Up campaign helps young people identify, question and cross the boundaries that separate them from each other.

Last fall, more than 200,000 students accepted the challenge to begin bridging social boundaries in their schools. On Mix It Up at Lunch Day 2002, they stepped out of their comfort zones and sat somewhere new, with someone new. On November 18, Mix It Up at Lunch Day 2003, students are going to stir things up in their school cafeterias - again.

Pre-order the free handbook, get more information, see stories from participants, and find great resources for teachers and organizers at Study Circles' Mix It Up page, at www.studycircles.org/pages/issues/mixitup.html. The Study Circles Resource Center and Tolerance.org and Teaching Tolerance (two projects of the Southern Poverty Law Center) combined efforts to create Mix It Up.

Video on Deliberative Democracy Viewable Online
(added September 18, 2003)
"Deliberative Democracy: Re-Creating Citizen Politics" is a 20-minute video that explains the nature of deliberative democracy, contrasts it to more typical forms of citizen participation in politics, and illustrates these points with case studies of two deliberative forums held by the Leadership in Public Affairs program at the College of New Jersey in 2001-2002.

The first forum was a workshop preparing students to ask questions of the candidates during a televised debate for the 2001 New Jersey gubernatorial race. The second forum focused on the inter-linked issues of suburban sprawl and urban redevelopment and  involved community members from around Mercer County, New Jersey. The video features running commentary by Harris Sokoloff, a highly-respected deliberation scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.

View the video online in Real Video format at http://publicleaders.tcnj.edu/delib_tape.htm or request a copy by mail at the site.

Invitation to Test New Online Deliberation Tool
(added September 15, 2003)
Ray Pingree, a graduate student in mass communications at UW-Madison, has been developing a new online deliberation tool. He is looking for a critical mass of people to use it and generate ideas of how to improve it. According to Ray, “It's very different and it's fun to use.” The software is online at www.meaningmap.com

New NIF Discussion Guide about Immigration
(added August 5, 2003)
The new National Issues Forums (NIF) immigration issue discussion guide, The New Challenges of American Immigration: What Should We Do? is now available. This timely release offers an opportunity to get started on forum programs in conjunction with the public television series, The New Americans, which will air nationwide in April 2004. A companion moderator's guide is also available to accompany the issue discussion guide and a video starter tape will be completed in a few weeks.

All three resources are available from E.C. Ruffolo (call 800-600-4060 or write to 80 Compark Rd., Centerville, OH 45459). If you plan to hold forums on this topic, you are encouraged to tell Diane Eisenberg ([email protected]; 301-652-1901) about your program and contact her if you have any questions. She will pass this information on to The New Americans outreach group and help you link to others in your area who are also planning activities in conjunction with "The New Americans."

New Missouri Website & Handbook on Convening Deliberative Forums
(added August 5, 2003)
Sandra Hodge at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri has announced the launch of a website for the program she directs - Discovering Common Ground: Missouri Communities Deliberate. Among the resources available to download from the website are three PowerPoint presentations about moderating, convening and recording deliberative public forums, and an 83-page manual titled Deliberation and Your Community: How to Convene and Moderate Local Public Forums Using Deliberative Decision-Making. The website can be found at www.ssu.missouri.edu/commdev/pubdelib/index.htm

 

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Past Items

Announcements come and go quickly on this page.  We encourage you to bookmark this page and return at least once a month.  Here are a few of the items we removed from the page recently (we'd keep them up, but we need to keep the page at a somewhat readable length!):

- Wyden-Hatch Bill Passed by Senate
- Allstate Foundation Offers Grants in Three Categories
- Public Engagement a Success for Philadelphia Development Project
- Funds to Advance Nonviolent Education & Action
- Community Engagement Resources on Immigration Available
- Applicants Sought for Search for Common Ground Media Fellowship
- IAF Seeking Chapter Proposals for Group Facilitation Handbook
- Free Resources for Community Conversations About Teens
- Unique Conference Opportunity for Young People
- Project 540 Reports on Youth Concerns Discovered Via Dialogue
- Grant Opportunity for New Community Organizing Groups
- Harwood Releases New Civic Engagement Tool

Have Suggestions for the Community Section?

If you know of some news or a resource or event that should be mentioned in the Community Section, or you have a site or project you'd like us to feature, please email us at [email protected].  Please prepare a brief summary (like those on this page) and provide links to further information.  Thanks!


Not to Late to Register for National Exchange on Art & Civic Dialogue!

NCDD Collecting Evaluation Tools from Across the D&D Community

Common Ground Partnership Website is Live

Academics Invited to Join “Three-D Teaching and Learning” in Feb.

Community Relations Service
An arm of the U.S. Dept of Justice, CRS helps local officials and residents tailor locally defined resolutions during times of conflict and violence.

NABRE
A network of community-based organizations working across the country to bridge racial and ethnic divisions.

National Issues Forum
NIF is a nationwide network of educational and community organizations that deliberate about nationwide issues.

Public Conversations Project
PCP provides trainings, presentations, and workshops on the power of dialogue, inquiry as intervention and more.

Study Circles Resource Center
SCRC's website provides downloadable copies of many of their top-notch dialogue guides and other resources.

For info about more great organizations doing this kind of work, click here.

A Public Peace Process: Sustained Dialogue to Transform Racial and Ethnic Conflicts
- Harold H. Saunders (1999)

Intergroup Dialogue: Deliberative Democracy in School, College, Community and Workplace
- David Schoem and Sylvia Hurtado (2001)

Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice: A Sourcebook
- Maurianne Adams, Lee Anne Bell and Pat Griffin (1997)

A Community Builder's Tool Kit: 15 Tools for Creating Healthy, Productive Interracial/ Multicultural Communities
- from the Institute for Democratic Renewal and Project Change (2001)

For many more excellent books that will help you in your work, click here.

We no longer archive past editions of the main Community page. Instead, we transfer important material to our ever-growing Resources section.

 
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