2012 Dealing with Difference Institute
This is a short list of resources participants of the DWDI may want to explore before or after the institute.
Dr. Pedro Noguera – A comprehensive list of his books, essays, and reports can be found on the New York University website under Dr. Noguera’s name. He is a prolific writer. A number of his presentations are available via YouTube.
Dr. C. T. Vivian – His 1970 analysis of the Civil Rights Movement, Black Power and the American Myth is available in libraries and bookstores. YouTube and web searches will lead to biographical material and presentations he has made. He has been featured in several documentaries about the Civil Rights Movement, including Eyes on the Prize and The Healing Ministry of Dr. C. T. Vivian.
“Assimilation’s Failure, Terrorism’s Rise” -- New York Times article by Kenan Malik published July 7, 2011 and re-published July 9 with a correction. This article prompted the DWDI exploration of multiculturalism and assimilation because of the issues it raises.
Nonviolence – The Albert Einstein Institution publishes a list of 198 Methods of Nonviolent Action (www.aeisnstein.org).
A list of Nonviolent Activism Organizations is available at http://botw.org/top/Society/Activism/Nonviolence/Organizations/
Michael N. Nagler developed a course in nonviolence at UC, Berkeley as part of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program. He wrote Is There No Other Way? The Search for a Nonviolent Future, published in 2004 by Inner Ocean Publishing, Inc. and co-edited Peace Movements Worldwide, published by Praeger. Nagler is the founder and president of the Board of the San Francisco-based Metta Center for Nonviolence Education (http://mettacenter.org).
Occupy Chicago’s website (http://occupychi.org) provides extensive information about the Occupy Movement, with information organized under “Who We Are,” “Mission Statement,” “Chicago Principles,” and “Our Declaration of Occupation.”