c: dialogue for social change
Preview Forum Invites You to Address Globalization in your Community - and Offers Free Resources
NCDD has just become a National Partner of Preview Forum, which is a national media and dialogue initiative that brings together news professionals and the public in local forums to discuss social issues relevant to the community. This spring, Preview Forum will focus on the sweeping changes of globalization and what those changes mean at the local level. We invite organizations of all sizes to become local partners and host forums in their communities. Roundtable will provide FREE RESOURCES (including videos, planning guides, and publicity materials) to the first 100 organizations that sign on as partners. For more information, contact or 781-893-3336 x24. Visit the Preview Forum website at www.previewforum.com.
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Denver Groups Participate in National Chasing Freedom Campaign
Three Denver-based organizations are co-hosting a free public screening of the Court TV original movie Chasing Freedom followed by a panel discussion on April 24, 2004 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Inspired by true events, Chasing Freedom tells the story of Libby Brock (played by actress Juliette Lewis) and her client Meena. Libby is an ambitious corporate lawyer who is awakened to the world of bureaucracy and injustice when she reluctantly takes on the pro-bono case of a young Afghan woman seeking political asylum. The screening is part of the Chasing Freedom Campaign, a national awareness and activism effort organized by NCDD member Active Voice. Through screenings, panels and community events, the Chasing Freedom Campaign encourages individuals and groups to delve into, discuss and take action on issues related to political asylum and the plight of asylum seekers. Click below for the entire press release, sent to us by .
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Barcelona Forum's Essay Content Challenges American Youth to ?Let Their Voices Be Heard?
On March 12, the Barcelona Forum 2004 US announced the ?Let Your Voice Be Heard? essay contest. All high school, college and graduate students in the United States and Canada area encouraged to write an essay on one of five different progressive themes. The Barcelona Forum is an unprecedented gathering of people from all societies to spontaneously and freely participate in creating a better planet based on the principles of cultural diversity, economic sustainability, and world peace. The first world event will be held in Barcelona, Spain, May 9th through September 26th, 2004 with expected attendance of five million people. The Forum features forty-five Dialogues and hundreds of entertainment and cultural events in a progressive exchange of global cross-cultural communication and action.
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News from "Mix It Up"
Here are some news blurbs about Mix It Up - a collaborative project of the Study Circles Resource Center and the Southern Poverty Law Center that has kids stepping out of their usual social boundries in cafeterias across the country. Click here to find out how Carnegie Mellon University students used a $250 Mix It Up grant to make a musical difference in the lives of middle and high school students in their neighboring community. Click here to learn how to apply for a Mix It Up grant at your school or college. And click here for info about Mix It Up's need for a Program Associate.
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International Course Offered on Facilitating Multi-Stakeholder Processes
The International Agricultural Centre (IAC) in Wageningen, the Netherlands is offering an international course called ?Facilitating multi-stakeholder processes and social learning? from September 13 through October 1, 2004. For more information and application forms, go to www.iac.wur.nl/iac/courses/module.cfm?code=61/50/2004, or read more by clicking below.
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FOCUS St. Louis Offers March Dialogue Programs
On Tuesday, March 16, 2004, FOCUS St. Louis will continue its Discover Series with ?The Power of the Past: The Role of Historic Preservation in a Multi-cultural Society? at 7 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum. Robert Weyeneth will speak about how the historic preservation movement dealt with race and place and how the build environment influences our collective memories.
And on Thursday, March 18: FOCUS will lead a Community Dialogue on ?The Power of the Past? lecture from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the museum. Come prepared to engage in meaningful dialogue on the topic of the March 16 lecture. Both events are free. Click below to read more about FOCUS and similar events.
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Job Opening at the Study Circles Resource Center
SCRC is looking for a full-time Deputy Communication Director. They?re seeking a highly organized self-starter with strong writing, problem-solving, publishing, and Web skills. The Deputy will report directly to the Communication Director and will draw on experience and knowledge of public relations to assist her to develop and implement the organization's comprehensive communication plans. The Deputy will be detail-oriented and able to balance multiple tasks to support communication functions through research, writing, production and maintenance of the Web site and e-letters, media relations, and general administrative office duties. The Deputy will help the Communication Director collect stories from study circle programs around the country and convey them in a variety of media.
Added February 26, 2004??-??Link to this entry ??-??Add a Comment
Courses Offered on Using Democratic Principles
The Study Circles Resource Center has partnered with the NeighborWorks Training Institute to offer two courses in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in May 2004: ?Using Democratic Principles to Facilitate Community Dialogue and Support Citizen Action? (May 6-7) and ?Using Democratic Principles to Initiate and Build Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts? (May 5). Through both courses, participants will learn how to recruit ?hard-to-reach? residents; identify and evaluate facilitators; connect citizens, stakeholders, and resources to support action efforts; and apply democratic principles to neighborhood organizations and the routine of community decision-making. Study Circle Senior Associates Matt Leighninger and Fran Frazier and Program Director Gloria Mengual designed and will teach both courses. www.studycircles.org/pages/issues/neighborhoodshome.html
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June Course on Designing Interventions for Change
From June 28 through July 2, the Institute for Global Leadership will offer its course "Designing and Implementing Interventions for Community, National, Institutional and Global Change" at the United Nations in New York City. For more info: Go to www.global-leader.org and click on ?upcoming,? or call Virginia Swain at 508-753-4172 x3.
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Designing Interventions for Change
On April 19-23, 2004, The Institute for Global Leadership will offer a course called "Designing and Implementing Interventions for Community, National, Institutional and Global Change" at the United Nations in New York City. For more info, go to www.global-leader.org and click on ?upcoming,? or call Virginia Swain at 508-753-4172 x3.