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Social Responsibility


Activist Sites Organizing Education Alternative News and Media
Anti-Discrimination Resources Non-Violence and Hate Crimes Resources Diversity Resources Anti-Racism Resources
African-American Resources Asian/Pacific American Resources American Indian Resources Jewish Resources
Latino/a & Chicano/a Resources Arab Resources Women's Resources LGBT Resources
Disability Rights Resources Physical Appearance Equality Resources Poverty and Class Issues Resources for Challenging Corporations
Global Justice/Peace Resources Environmental Resources Animal Rights Resources Food Safety
Grantwriting Resources Catholic Social Justice Sites Congressional Contacts Global Social Responsibility Conference

Activist Sites
Online activism opportunities on topics ranging from abortion to the war on drugs. Daily briefings and updates on important issues. Participate in polls, research different issues, send messages to politicians and sign online petitions.
Affiliated with Working Assets long distance phone company- features alternative news stories, resources for progressive-minded people and opportunities for online activism.
Information about worldwide protests, alternative news and action alerts.

Activist Research
Activist Research on the Internet:- links to organizations and activism on social and environmental justice.

Znet/Z Magazine

Institute for Global Communications (IGC)
Nonprofit Links to environmental and human rights organizations. Sponsors PeaceNet, EcoNet, WomensNet, LaborNet, Anti-racismNet.

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Organizing Resources

Organizers' Collaborative
Resources on using computers and the internet in organizing for social justice.

If Not Now
Info on civil rights, consumer issues, environment, human rights, violence prevention, arms and weapons, food safety, corporate welfare, etc.

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Legislative Organizing

Public Citizen
Founded by Nader, organizes on global, domestic consumer issues.

Legislative Hotnews
A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby. Features current news about legislation on progressive issues. Has a legislative action center.

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Do Something
Encourages young people to become active citizens, initiates campaigns such as the 1999 Kindness and Justice Challenge for K-12 teachers and schools.

John Dewey Project on Progressive Education
Based at the University of Vermont.  Their goals include building a knowledge base and heritage of progressive education.

Rethinking Schools

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Alternative News and Media Outlets

The Progressive
Website for The Progressive magazine, an alternative press dedicated to promoting a voice for peace and social justice in the U.S. and abroad. Some articles featured online.

Website for Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting- a national media watch group that works to expose important but neglected news stories. Also features information and "how to's" on media activism.
Listen with Real Audio to alternative news programs such as:  Hightower radio, Pacifica Network News and Counterspin.

Alternative Press Center
Links to hundreds of non-profit journals, magazines, and newspapers addressing social and environmental issues.

Alternative Radio
Interesting list of speakers and their bios. Ordering information on audiotapes by various progressive speakers.

Independent Media Center
A "network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate and passionate tellings of the truth."

Media Channel
Largest database of media news, reports, articles, opinion pieces, and original articles; monitors, debates, and critiques media, promotes media freedom.

Media Education Foundation
Produces videos on social and environmental issues.

TV-Free America
Turn off TV week.

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Anti-Discrimination Resources (Multiple Issue)

AAUP Project on Diversity & Affirmative Action in Higher Education
American Association of University Professors- open to faculty, administrators, graduate students and the general public. Defender of academic freedom and tenure.

Anti-Defamation League
A World of Difference Curriculum (updated) addresses most types of bias and diversity except physical appearance.

National non-profit agency for speakers and artists related to social and environmental justice issues.

Syracuse Cultural Workers
Tools for Change Catalog, Peace Calendar, Teacher's Guide, posters.

The Multiracial Activist
Social and civil liberties of biracial/multiracial individuals, families and transracial adoptees.

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Non-violence and Hate Crimes Resources (Multiple Issue)

Combats bigotry against all groups.

Student Press Law Center
Works against hate crimes and hate groups.

Nonviolence Web
A webforum dedicated to U.S. peace groups.

Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS)

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Diversity Resources (Multiple Issue)

Diversity Web
Association of American Colleges, and Universities (AACU) site for diversity information.

Santa Clara University
African Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans, Latino/as, Middle Eastern Americans, and excellent Native American resources, including information on countries of origin.

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Anti-Racism Resources

Znet's Race Watch
A plethora of articles and links which address issues of race and racism.

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African-American Resources

The largest and strongest nationwide civil rights organization. Features the history of the organization and a voter empowerment page.

Congress on Racial Equality
Major civil rights group. Works on issues such as racial equality, welfare reform, job discrimination and developing educational opportunities and positive role models for African-Americans.

Comprehensive listing of African American resources including culture, education, activism, etc.

Black Radical Congress
A social justice perspective. Organizing information and current campaigns.

Resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people of African descent

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Asian/Pacific American Resources

National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium
Current news effecting Asian/Pacific Americans and immigration legislative updates.

Japanese American Citizen's League
News and calendar of events involving Japanese Americans. Legislative action center.

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American Indian Resources
A web index of resources on American Indians.

Native Web
International, non-profit, education organization, over 3000 links to information by and about native and indigenous nations, peoples, and organizations.

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Jewish Resources

American Jewish Committee
Goals are to enhance human rights and reduce intolerance and discrimination. Features press releases, events and information about international issues affecting Jews.

Anti-Defamation League

Simon Weisenthal Center

Holocaust History Project

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Latino/a, Chicano/a Resources

National Council of La Raza
Features press releases, links, information on various issues effecting Latino/as such as census, civil rights, economic mobility, farmworkers and immigration.

Resource Center of the Americas
Information and curriculum materials on Central and South America, especially on child labor and other human rights issues.

United Farm Workers
Chicano labor activism. Features boycott information, e-mail actions, events, links and news.

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Arab Resources

American-Arab Anti-discrimination Committe
Combats negative stereotyping of Arab Americans. Promotes cultural heritage.

Arab American Institute (AAI)

American Task Force on Palestine

Muslim Public Affairs Council

Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine (CPAP)

Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Islamic Institute

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Women's Resources

Minnesota Women's Press
Their mission is "to promote communication by, about and among women in ways that create community and are grounded in a transforming feminist worldview." Also features local employment opportunities and woman-friendly businesses.

Equality Now
International human rights organization with action for civil, political, economic, and social rights for girls and women.

Feminist Majority
Comprehensive website on feminism. Addresses student activism, women's health, global feminism and much more. Also has e-mail actions and feminist job listings.

American Association of University Women
Works toward education and equality for women and girls. Addresses issues such as welfare, civil rights, sex discrimination, and pay inequity. Features an action center and information about grants and fellowships for women seeking higher education or battling sex discrimination.

Women's Studies/Women's Issues
Good resource site. Links to web sites ranging from activism to women of color.

Women of Color

National Center for Curriculum Transformation Sources on Women
Towson State University

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LGBT Resources

Human Rights Campaign
Addresses harassment and hate crimes against LGBTs.

Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG)
Features press releases, news articles and information on issues such as hate crimes and safe schools.

Resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people of African descent.

It's Time
Addresses harassment, hate crimes against transgender people.

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Disability Rights Resources
Features news, current events, links and a timeline of events in disability history.
Magazine addressing disability rights issues. Topics range from assisted suicide to genetic discrimination.
Features links, action alerts and FAQ about disability rights.
Addressing disability issues by people with disabilities.

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Physical Appearance Equality Resources

Little People of America
An organization which provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. Features an e-mail discussion group.

National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance
Challenges size discrimination. Features a discussion forum, current events and online newsletter.

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Poverty and Class Issues

World Hunger
Allows internet users to click on a button to provide free food to individuals suffering of hunger in over 74 countries worldwide.

One World
Addesses issues of world poverty and inequality; publishes The New Internationalist.

Food First
Organization that views food as a fundamental right- looks for solutions to poverty and hunger. Features an action center and resource library.

United for a Fair Economy
Addresses the income and wealth gap in the U.S. and world.

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Resources for Challenging Corporations

Corporate Watch
Provide activists with tools to investigate and analyze corporate activity, expose corporate greed andsupport democratic control over corporations.

Co-op America: Economic Strategies for a Better World
Addresses sweatshops, boycotts, socially responsible consumption, jobs & internships, action alerts, Directory of Boycotts.

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Global Justice/Peace Resources

Global Exchange
Features information about international campaigns for peace and justice, a fair trade store, updates, actions, events and speaking tours.

World Policy Institute
Policy research & advocacy on critical world problems.

School of the Americas Watch
Addresses U.S. training of soldiers who participate in human rights violations.

One World
Addresses issues of world poverty and inequality, publishes The New Internationalist.

People for Fair Trade

Worldwatch Institute
Public policy research organization on emerging global problems and trends & the complex links between the world economy and environmental support systems.

The National Labor Committee
Information about Sweatshop abuse and Child Labor

Women Against Military Madness
A nonviolent feminist organization that works in solidarity with others to create a system of social equality, self-determination and justice through education and empowerment of women

War Resister's League
WRL centers its work on education and action. WRL is committed not only to eliminating war, but the causes of war-causes intricately linked to the violence that pervades our society.

International A.N.S.W.E.R (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism)
It calls for worldwide rallies against war and racism

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Environmental Resources

Worldwatch Institute
Public policy research organization on emerging global problems and trends & links between world economy and environmental problems.

Online magazine which addresses environmental issues.


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Animal Rights Resources

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Features a guide to grassroots activism, information on current campaigns and topics such as vegetarianism, fur and animal experimentation.

Humane Society of the United States
Animal protection site. Features "All Animals" online magazine articles and information on animal protection legislation.

The Institute for Animals and Society
Online magazine on animal rights issues.

In Defense of Animals
Weekly updates and alerts on animal rights. Works to protect animal rights, welfare and habitats.

Promotes healthy food choices and animal rights- features news on these issues.

Vegan Action
Educates about the benefits of a vegan diet- features campaign information.

Viva Veggie: 101 Reasons Why I Became a Vegetarian
Powerful and well documented reasearch addressing environmental, human and animal rights, and health issues.

The Great American Meatout

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Food Safety

Organic Consumers Association
A non-profit, public interest group which works to ensure food safety and continued sustainability of food production. An excellent resource.

Viva Veggie: 101 Reasons Why I Became a Vegetarian
Powerful and well documented research addressing environmental, human and animal rights, and health issues.

Food First

Center for Science in the Public Interest

Mad Cow Disease

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Grantwriting Resources
Grantwriting information and resources as well as foundation information and tips and advice on writing grants.

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Catholic Social Justice Sites

Network: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
Working to ensure human dignity, ecological justice, racial, ethnic and cultural diversity, and economic justice.

Catholic Social Justice Teachings (includes documents from Popes, Bishops, and Councils about justice.)

Maryknoll World Productions
Videos/educational materials on global human rights issues.

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Congressional Contacts

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-Thank you to Dr. Julie Andrzejewski
for her help in finding good web resources-

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