Center for Education, Equity and Diversity
American Democracy Project
The American Democracy Project is a multi-campus initiative to create intellectual and experiential understandings of civic engagement for undergraduates enrolled at institutions that are members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The project, developed by AASCU in collaboration with The New York Times, focuses on the development of informed graduates who are committed to lives of engagement as citizens in our democracy. Click here for details about the American Democracy Project at WWU.
The Anti-Defamation League
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.
The Children's Defense Fund
The Children's Defense Fund exists to provide a strong and effective voice for all the children of America, who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. Our goal is to educate the nation about the needs of children and encourage preventive investment in children before they get sick, drop out of school, suffer family breakdown, or get into trouble.
The Council of Exceptional Children
The worldwide mission of The Council for Exceptional Children is to improve educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities.
CEC, a non-profit association, accomplishes its mission which is carried out in support of special education professionals and others working on behalf of individuals with exceptionalities, by advocating for appropriate governmental policies, by setting professional standards, by providing continuing professional development, by advocating for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and by helping professionals achieve the conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
What is GLSEN? The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is the largest national organization that brings together teachers, parents, students, and concerned citizens to work together to end homophobia in our schools. Over a third of GLSEN members are non-gay, and an equal number work outside of schools.
Institute for Educational Inquiry
The IEI is an independent, nonprofit corporation with conceptual and administrative links to the Center for Educational Renewal (CER) in the College of Education at the University of Washington. It is funded completely by the generous support of many philanthropic foundations dedicated to supporting education. The many funders of the Institute and Center are listed here. See the Center for Educational Renewal for the earlier history and genesis of the IEI.
The Maxine Greene Foundation for Social Imagination, the Arts, and Education
The Foundation is concerned with supporting the creation of and informed appreciation of works that embody fresh social visions, that move people to perceive alternative possibilities for the making of humane communities.
The National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education (NCBE)
The National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education (NCBE) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (OBEMLA) to collect, analyze, and disseminate information relating to the effective education of linguistically and culturally diverse learners in the U.S.
The Peace Resource Center
The Peace Resource Center was established by the Associated Students in 1984 to serve the campus community by offering practical, informational resources on a wide variety of peace and justice issues.
The Philosophy of Education Society (PES)
The PES was founded to promote the fundamental philosophic treatment of the problems of education and the clarification of agreements and differences among the several philosophies of education, to advance and improve teaching in the philosophy of education both in schools for the education of teachers and in other educational institutions, to cultivate fruitful relationships between workers in general philosophy and workers in philosophy of education, to cultivate fruitful relationships between scholars in philosophy of education and those in other areas of education, and to encourage promising students in the field of philosophy of education.
Radical Teacher is an independent magazine for educational workers at all levels and in every kind of institution. The magazine focuses on critical teaching practice, the political economy of education, and institutional struggles.
Founded in 1986 by activist teachers, Rethinking Schools is a nonprofit, independent publisher of educational materials. We advocate the reform of elementary and secondary education, with a strong emphasis on issues of equity and social justice.
In response to an alarming increase in hate crime among youth, the Southern Poverty Law Center began the Teaching Tolerance project in 1991 as an extension of the Center's legal and educational efforts. Through the generous support of Center donors, Teaching Tolerance offers free or low- cost resources to educators at all levels.
Woodring Diversity Task Force
Woodring College of Education's Diversity Task Force promotes diversity at Woodring.
University of Maryland Diversity Database
The University of Maryland's Diversity Database is a comprehensive resource index of multicultural and cultural diversity resources.
Washington State Association for Multicultural Education
WSAME is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization founded in 1994. It is a collaborative association of representatives from public and private school districts, colleges, universities, local and state governmental agencies, organizations, businesses, and other groups which advocate for and support the cause of multicultural, diversity and international education.
WWU - Ethnic Student Center (ESC)
The Ethnic Student Center (ESC) is a department within the structure of the Associated Students of WWU. Student programming offices form the heart and soul of the ESC and provide individual, social, and culturally enriching activities to the campus and the community.
WWU - Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Alliance (LGBTA)
The Associated Students Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Trangender Alliance (also known as LGBTA or the alliance) is a student organization which supports lesbians, gay men, bisexual people, transgendered people and allies in the various stages of the coming out process, in the creation and affirmation of positive self-identities, and in the promotion and defense of their human and civil rights.
Racial Equity Tools is a Web site designed for people and groups across sectors and at all levels in the work of promoting racial equity. It is intended to help you encourage and support transformative change within communities, organizations, systems and individuals. Racial Equity Tools includes more than 400 resources and links to help people understand, talk about and act intentionally and effectively to advance racial equity. There are also tips, suggestions and reflection questions, and a glossary of important terms.
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