May 26, 2014

The A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute visits Webster University On April 10, students in Dr. Mercedes Stephenson’s Introduction to Multicultural Studies class ventured outside their comfort zones for an eye-opening mini-workshop led by the project director for the ADL’s A World of Difference Institute, Tabari Coleman. Mr. Coleman frequently travels around the region leading diversity…
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January 4, 2014

Bullying is the repeated actions or threats of action directed toward a person by one or more people who have or are perceived to have more power or status than their target in order to cause fear, distress or harm.   In responding to incidents in schools, there is no magic bullet.  The Vera Institute…
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November 18, 2013

CIVIL RIGHTS: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM The December Dilemma: Teaching About Religious Holidays Introduction Update January 2014:  Every major Jewish holiday in 2014 will be on a weekday with the exception of Yom Kippur.  Anticipating the needs of students and educators who wish to observe is something to consider now. Every December, public school students, parents, teachers…
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October 7, 2013

So What Are Definitions Related to Name-Calling, Bullying and Bias? Anti-bias: A term to describe the active commitment to challenging prejudice, stereotyping and all forms of discrimination. Bias: An inclination or preference either for or against an individual or group that interferes with impartial judgment. Bullying: The repeated actions or threats of action directed toward…
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