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American Web-Based Diversity Resources

American Web-Based Diversity Resources

Beyond Prejudice is a web site developed by American psychologist, Dr. Jim Cole, that offers a number of readings and resources for understanding and tackling prejudicial attitudes and behaviours.

Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington Seattle focuses on research projects and activities designed to improve practice related to equity issues, inter-group relations, and the achievement of all students. Under the leadership of Dr. James A. Banks, the Center engages in services and teaching related to its research mission and has produced a number of excellent publications.

Common Dreams
 is a national non-profit citizens' organization working to bring progressive Americans together to promote progressive visions the future. Founded in 1997, they use the Internet as a political organizing tool, and create new models for activism. They are funded exclusively by members and supporters, and offer "Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community," an eclectic mix of politics, issues, and news with an emphasis on progressive perspectives.

EdChange is a team of equity, social justice, multicultural education specialists who collaborate on workshops, consulting, and professional development for educators and activists. The site, designed and maintained by Dr. Paul Gorski, provides links to several of EdChange's projects, including SoJust, the Multicultural Pavilion, and the Social Justice Store.

Human Rights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental agency dedicated to protecting human rights around the world.

Interfaith Youth Core seeks to engage youth leaders from different faith communities in intercultural encounter, social action and interfaith reflection.

International Journal of Multicultural Education is an online e-journal for scholars, students, and practitioners of multicultural education.

Multiracial Activist is an online journal dedicated to social and civil liberties on race related issues.

National Association for Multicultural Education is a dedicated group of American and international educators at all levels who are interested in multicultural and antiracist education. They also organize an awesome annual conference.

Organization of American States is the world's oldest regional organization, dedicated to implement its four pillars: democracy, human rights, security and development.They also organize the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Peace Jam is a global community established to create a new generation of young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates.

Protest Song Lyrics is a website dedicated to make available, song lyrics for students, teachers, historians, labour unions, activists, or anybody with an interest in the history of social movements' protest songs, their origins and their uses in various political, human rights, and social justice movements.

Rethinking Schools is a nonprofit independent publisher of educational materials, including an online magazine. They advocate the reform of elementary and secondary education with a strong emphasis on issues of equity and social justice.

Southern Poverty Law Centre has a number of excellent resources available, including their outstanding Teaching Tolerance project.

Syracuse Cultural Workers has a website with a number of resources and goods that all promote activism to sustain a culture that honours diversity, celebrates community, inspires and nurtures justice, sustainability, equality and freedom.

Teaching for Change is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, that provides teachers and parents with the tools and resources to transform schools into socially equitable centers of learning where students become architects of a better future.They also have an online non-profit Bookstore with great educational resources.

Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Race is a resource based on the US video series, Race: the Power of an Illusion.

Tools for Tolerance for Educational Professionals is an interactive, experiential program designed to help educators fulfill their potential, both as people and professionals. It is built upon the premise that school professionals are the front line in our efforts to shape a better future. The program offers a holistic approach to teaching acceptance in learning communities. Anti-bias education is articulated in terms of learning processes that promote self-reflection, critical thinking and social action.

United for Peace and Justice is a coalition of more than 1300 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to oppose their government's policy of permanent warfare and empire building. They welcome the participation of any and all national, regional and local groups who share their goals and wish to work with others.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has a number of educational programs and initiatives for students, teachers, scholars and anyone who shares an interest in reflecting upon moral and ethical questions and upon their responsibilities as citizens of a democracy. Studying the history of the Holocaust can help people understand the effects of prejudice, racism, and stereotyping in any society while raising questions of fairness, justice, individual identity, peer pressure, conformity, indifference and obedience.