INTERNATIONAL TOLERANCE EDUCATION CLEARINGHOUSE
A GLOBAL LINK for resources, best practices and network's on Tolerance Education.
This Clearinghouse allows organization and individuals working with children and youth to access available information on conflict resolution, Tolerance education, anti-bias, diversity and multi-cultural education.
This body of work is in keeping with the United Nation recommendations, in regards to Tolerance Education, as outline in the United Nations resolution under article #4 as follows.
Article #4 - Education:
4.1 Education is the most effective means of preventing intolerance. The first step in tolerance education is to teach people what their shared rights and freedoms are, so that they may be respected, and to promote the will to protect those of others.
DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES ON TOLERANCE
4.2 Education for tolerance should be considered an urgent imperative; that is why it is necessary to promote systematic and rational tolerance teaching methods that will address the cultural, social, economic, political and religious sources of intolerance-major roots of violence and exclusion. Education policies and programmes should contribute to development of cultural, religious and linguistic groups and nations.
4.3 Education for tolerance should aim at countering influences that lead to fear and exclusion of others, and should help young people to develop capacities for independent judgement, critical thinking and unethical reasoning.
4.4 We pledge to support and implement programmes of social science research and education for tolerance, human rights and non-violence. This means devoting special attention to improving teacher training, curricula, the content of textbooks and lessons and other educational materials, including new educational technologies, with a view to educating caring and responsible citizens open to other cultures who are able to appreciate the value of freedom, respectful of human dignity and difference, and able to prevent conflicts or resolve them by non-violent means.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS INTERESTED IN TOLERANCE EDUCATION
President's Initiative on Race
The New Executive Office Building
Washington, DC 20503
Lin Liu is the Deputy Director and head of Promising Practices Project and Bruce Anderson is her assistant. They have developed a database of over 150 tolerance/diversity/multicultural education programs functioning in the US. The database is on the Internet and their names are listed in hardcopy on the list attached. Soon the list will be printed with full coordinates, anyone can request a copy.
Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery AL 36104
Jim Cairns Director
Phone: 334 264-0286
The Center is the publisher of Teaching Tolerance, a 64-page journal that goes out twice a year to over 600,000 educators.
Jim Cairns is the Director of the Teaching Tolerance Project of the SPLC. He sees his organization as a clearinghouse for teaching tolerance education in the United States. He is willing to work with us in any way. The Tolerance Center will be a major contributor to the international clearinghouse for contributing materials generated in the U.S. It is the premier organization for sharing information on tolerance education materials. Plus they put out materials directly--in addition to the magazine, a few videos and other printed material.
155, Boulevard Emile-Jacqmain (8),
1210 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: 32 2 224 0611
Fax: 32 2 224 0606
Membership is some 284 national trade union organizations representing 23 million teachers and workers in education in 149 countries or territories.
Mary Hatwood Futrell of the USA is its president and Fred van Leeuwen of The Netherlands is the General Secretary. One of its three main purposes is to promote peace, democracy, social justice, equality and application of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights through development of education and collective strength of teachers and education employees.
This will be a very important network for the International Clearinghouse on Tolerance Education.
Senior Professional Associate
National Education Association
1201 16th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036-3290
Phone: (202) 822-7046
Fax: (202) 822-7974
(Joanne Eide is the Manager)
Oklahoma, California, Texas, Minnesota, Iowa, Kentucky and Maryland all have laws on teaching multicultural issues in the classroom. (See copy of the State of Maryland law.)
Jill Christianson worked on the passage of the Maryland law. Congress dropped $7 - 14 million Title IV funds for 1964 Civil Rights Act; these funds deal with race, gender and national origin issues. NEA has a huge US membership and is also active in international circles.
NEA has 52 state-level affiliates, 10,000 delegates, which meet in their representative assembly. "The Association seeks a quality education for each child in safe schools where children can learn the basics, practice values such as responsibility and teamwork, and prepare for jobs of the future."
Abe Foxman Executive Director
823 United Nations Plaza
New York City, NY 10017
Phone: 212 885-7713
Fax: 212 867-0779
Ms. Lindsay Friedman, Director
A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute
This global organization has a Website and a U.S. program called "World of Difference."
Bishop William Swing, Conveyor
1055 Taylor Street
San Francisco CA 94108
United Religions, to be modeled on United Nations, and inspired by a talk given by Robert Muller at the Second Parliament of the World's Religions, has over 500 organizations worldwide working with this initiative. The Initiative includes a tolerance platform. Paul Andrews and Charles Gibbs are two staffers of the organization.
National Center for Dispute Resolution
1666 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Marge Baker Executive Director
Phone: 202/ 265-9572
Fax: 202/ 202 466-4769
This organization is the trade group for professionals in the Conflict Resolution profession. They are the producers of an annual conference, have a website, and keep a library of information to teach non-violent intervention and conflict resolution.
919 18th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
Fax: (202) 331-8774
Kumi Naidoo, presently the Executive Director of the South African National NGO Coalition (SANGOCO) is the new Executive Director. CIVICUS now has over 400 organizations around the world.
The Israeli Center for Tolerance Education
c/o Haim Roet, Founder
Jerusalem 93116, Israel
This organization, founded within the last six months, has pulled together the 400+ organizations in Israel dealing with tolerance education.
15 New Row
London WC2N 4LA
Nick Dunlop has about 2,000 partner organizations in over 140 countries which receive his materials on global citizen actions for environmental issues. He is working with UNICEF to get his educational materials passed out through their network of schools. This organization is primarily environmental; however, it reaches into 140 countries through a wide variety of NGOs.
Global Education Associates
475 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10115 USA
Phone 212/ 870-3290
Fax: 212/ 870-2729
Patricia Mische, Director
GEA has over 165 religious organizational affiliates and at least as many organizations cooperating worldwide.
National Association for Multicultural Education
1511 K Street, NW, Suite 430
Washington, DC 20005
Jill Moss Greenberg of the National Association for Multicultural Education. Jill Christianson is on the board of that organization. See enclosed materials. Their 8th "international" conference will be held on October 7 - 11, 1998, St. Louis Missouri.
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
520 Sixteenth Street North
Birmingham AL 35203
Dr. Lawrence J. Pijeaux, Jr.
Fax: 305/ 328-5219
Angela Hall, Director of Education
They are developing curricula for tolerance education.
2120 S Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202/ 234-6832
Fax: 202/ 387-8488
Karen Kalish, Founder, Executive Director
Operation Understanding rebuilds the "historic and once-effective relationship between African Americans and Jews through the youth-the next generation of leaders from both groups."
The Leadership Conference Education Fund
1629 K Street, NW
Washington DC 20006
This organization worked with Nickelodeon to produce videotapes on tolerance.
Barbara H. Rickveld
I am told she is the USAID person involved with tolerance education and works in Latin America.
City of Peace
3305 8th St., NE
Washington, D.C. 20017-3504
City of Peace is a DC 501(c)3, a youth development program using the performing arts as a vehicle to teach diverse groups of teenagers, between the ages of 13-19, in conflict resolution training and to assist them in addressing the problems that afflict their lives.
Recently, Susan Koch did a 90-minute documentary, which will preview at the Lincoln Center this fall. Barbara Streisand saw Ted Koppel's Nightline feature on City at Peace and became the Executive Producer for the documentary.
Rickey Payton, Sr.
Urban National Voices of Youth HIP HOP Choir
4200 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202/ 678-2522
Fax: 202/ 829-3225
Rickey is very enthusiastic about a national movement through music for tolerance education and also an international clearinghouse. He worked with "Peace Child International". Sheila Johnson of Black Entertainment Television is on the Board of the Urban National Voices of Youth HIP- HOP Choir.
Foundation for the Future of the Children
The Foundation for the Future of the Children has as its concern spreading tolerance through music. It features multicultural choirs from local schools (Georgetown Day, for example) and a lullaby by a Jewish and Palestinian mother and around the world. The Foundation's board includes Princess Basma of Jordan, Eli Weisel, and others. She recommended we get in touch with Colin Powell. They will be developing materials on tolerance.
The Maryland Department of Education has 94 pages of an annotated multicultural resource handbook called Connections. I put our name on the list to receive a copy. Linda Shevitz has run the National Campaign for the Maryland Department of Education. She put a national coalition together to deal with the issue of Title IV funds and put together Connections. Her number is 410-767-0428.
Connections includes: multicultural resources on the internet; selected professional references; publishers and distributors of multicultural materials; bookstores, bibliographies, periodicals, teaching tolerance and prejudice reeducation programs, national organizations, state and regional organizations, multicultural resource centers in Maryland, museums, libraries, galleries and research centers, historic sites, education: multicultural education development courses, multicultural and equity student organizations, student achievement programs, multicultural videos and additional resources.
Pop Against Racism
This organization reaches some 80,000 young people during a week's series of pop concerts held in Holland.
Pathways to Peace
PO Box 1057
Larkspur, CA 94939
Phone: 415/ 461-0500
Fax: 415/ 925-0330
Avon Mattison is currently playing an important role in the Peoples Millenium project which has international NGOs involved. She is interested in working with us on the international tolerance education clearinghouse.
MPAN Coordinator/Millennium Forum
Interim Steering Committee Member
P.O. Box 328
Scotland, PA 17254-0328 USA
Phone: 717 264-5036
Fax: 717 264-0957
The Millennium People's Assembly Network (NPAN) is acting in response to UN secretary-general Kofi Annan's invitation to civil society and the NGO community to hold a "People's Millennium Assembly" in the year 2000.
UN Organizations with NGOs interested in Tolerance Education
UNICEF: Contact: Andre Geurrero (212) 326-7472, AGEURRERO@unicef.org. Sheldon Shaffer (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org will come on board as the new director of education in a few months.)
UNESCO Contact: Michael Milward heads up NGO liaison: Fax: 331-4568-5643; email: email@example.com (Of course Secretary General Mayor, his contact Tom Forestezen
Commission on Human Rights: Ms. Elissavet Stamatopoulou-Robbins (212) 963-5930
UNESCO POWER OF CULTURE CONFERENCE
THOSE INTERESTED IN TOLERANCE EDUCATION
AIESEC (Business and Economics Students, an international organization)
She suggested we contact through her the Supreme Council for Youth and sports, Dr. Abdel-Moneim Omara, Minister
Finnish Cultural Foundation
Central Committee for Women's Rights Movement in Gothenburg
Israeli Foundation of Quality Management
Lloyd G. Mothusi
Botswana National Commission for UNESCO
Ministry of Education
Roy Cezar Silva
Conseiller Municipal - Ubuntu
Professor Tess Onwueme
University of Wisconsin
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Swedish Esperanto Association
Dept. of Cultural Studies
Lis. Patricia Perez Walters
University of Helsinki
Department of Folklore
Prof. Dr. Sultan Muhesen
Museum of Antiquities
Tel: 22 34 331
Fax: 22 47 983
Yan William Siewertsz van Reesema
Doctor of History
The New Millenium Foundation
Tel Fax: (095) 276-7515
Afro-Asian Rural Reconstruction
New Delhi, India
Professor, University of Louvain