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"Community: The Structure of Belonging"

Peter Block explores a way of thinking about our places that creates an opening for authentic communities to exist and details what each of us can do to make that happen. Published by Berrett-Koehler, 2009, San Francisco, Calif.

  • Community Building
  • Persons Committed to Equity

"Rerouting Shortcuts"

Cognitive shortcuts can lead to stereotyping and biased behavior. Here are some suggestions on how to “reroute” these shortcuts. By Jen Cort, Teaching Tolerance.

  • Community Building
  • Persons Committed to Equity

"Brian Peterson and Matt Faris"

From StoryCorps: After befriending Matt, Brian started a non-profit called Faces of Santa Ana, for which he paints portraits of people in the homeless community and donates the proceeds from the sales of his work to his subjects.

  • Community Building
  • Persons Committed to Equity

"Community-Building in Seattle’s Popping Scene and Beyond"

Angel Alviar-Langley (a.k.a. Moonyeka) runs a movement-based program for black and brown girls, welcoming like-minded women and LGBTQ+ people into the dance scene. Watch her and other dancers pop, strut and waack at the Seattle Center, across the Jose Rizal Bridge and in the alleyways of the International district. From the PBS/WETA series If Cities Could Dance, season 2, episode 4.

  • Community Building
  • Persons Committed to Equity

"Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools"

Examining the achievement gap through the prism of race, authors Glenn E. Singleton and Curtis Linton explain how to use "courageous conversations" to create a learning community that promotes academic parity. 2nd Edition (2015). Corwin: A SAGE Company. Thousand Oaks, Calif.

  • Community Building
  • Persons Committed to Equity

"Can Nonprofits Help Public Agencies Adopt More People-Centered Approaches?"

"Can social service agencies…shift from a focus on isolated needs—safety, housing, health, or employment—in favor of a broad view that supports human well-being?” This is a central question that David Bornstein in the New York Times poses in an article that profiles a nonprofit called the Full Frame Initiative. Written by Steve Dubb

  • Community Building
  • Persons Committed to Equity

"Guide for Setting Ground Rules"

Whenever you hope to facilitate conversations on social justice concerns, whether preparing for a one-hour workshop or weaving such discussions into a year-long class, a vital first step is the development of guidelines for participation. These guidelines, often referred to as "ground rules" or "community norms," should provide the community within a workshop or class a framework to ensure open, respectful dialogue and maximum participation. This is EdChange project by Paul C. Gorski.

  • Community Building
  • Persons Committed to Equity
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