Identity and Diversity + Building Empathy & Tolerance
Human Library – “The Human Library challenges stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue.The Human Library is a place where people are books on loan to readers for a chat.”
Listening Booth: Public Displays of Attention – An example of a sturcture to discover people’s personal narratives and practice attentive listening.
Greater Good Science Center on Empathy – The GGSC “sponsors groundbreaking scientific discoveries—and turns them into stories, tips, and tools for a happier life and more compassionate society.”
Greater Good in Action – “Synthesizing hundreds of scientific studies, Greater Good in Action collects the best research-based methods for a happier, more meaningful life.” There are several activities and practices to try centered around building empathy.
Exploring Power & Privilege
Privilege Exercise – One example of an activity that explores how people experience privilege in certain areas of their identities.
- Summer Institute (July 27-30, 2017)
- Monthly Saturday Dialogues in Santa Monica
The Center for Investigative Reporting, Reveal News – The mission of The Center for Investigative Reporting is to engage and empower the public through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling in order to spark action, improve lives and protect our democracy.
Speak Truth to Power – “A human rights education program that strives to create a global citizenry dedicated to the highest standards of justice and equality.”
Teaching Tolerance – “A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.”
Facing History and Ourselves – “Whole-staff professional development, school-wide programming, curriculum sequencing in civics, social studies, humanities, and language arts education.”
Perspectives For a Diverse America – A curriculum developed by Teaching Tolerance with a focus on providing literacy-based, anti-biased social justice curriculum. Register for free to access the Central Text Anthology- a collection of texts and mixed-media providing diverse voices and perspectives, and that carry anti-bias themes while aligning with Common Core State Standards. The Tasks and Strategies section provides lessons that meet literacy goals and lead students to engage in social action.
Ashoka Changemakers – “Connect here with other social innovators, entrepreneurs, funders, connectors, thought leaders, communicators, citizen sector organizations, and citizens to accelerate lasting social change.”