Earlier this summer, TechChange's founder and CEO, Nick Martin was selected to participate in the…Continue
Added by TechChange on August 28, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
GUIDE TO APPS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
One of the main goals of this site is to help practitioners, students, and scholars network, connect, and share best resources. This guide will look at some of the key issues and considerations around using apps in peace and development work, as well as offer some examples of how they are being used. An…
"The Internet and new technologies are increasingly influencing not only the way people respond to and recover from conflicts, but also the way they further engage in conflict transformation and peacebuilding. Part of creating communities that can advance peacebuilding is…Continue
Added by TechChange on August 19, 2014 at 1:14pm — No Comments
By Beverly Bell
July 1, 2014
Gerardo Cerdas is coordinator of the Latin American- and Caribbean-wide social movement…Continue
Added by Deepa Panchang on July 1, 2014 at 1:07pm — No Comments
An interview with Gerardo Cerdas by Beverly Bell
June 17, 2014
Last gathering of the cross-border Cry of the Excluded movement, in indigenous lands in Honduras,…Continue
Added by Deepa Panchang on June 17, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments
To read the entire blog post on the global diversity of social media,…Continue
Added by TechChange on June 12, 2014 at 3:54pm — No Comments
Hello PCDN Community,
How can you use social media tools to create social change? The upcoming Social Media for Social Change online course which begins in 2 weeks on June 16. Make sure to apply as soon as possible and use the discount code, SOCIALPCDN before this…Continue
Added by TechChange on June 2, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments
The Peace Twitterati is a list of the top 60 movers and shakers who are talking about peace in less than 140 characters. http://www.visionofhumanity.org/#/page/news/909 ;
See the Peace Twitterati for the full list.
If you’re not well versed in Twitter language, Twitterati refers to the Tweet elite, those whose feeds attract thousands…Continue
Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on May 25, 2014 at 11:41pm — No Comments
From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.
In societies riven by conflict, Asi Burak hopes to pick up where inadequate education and news reports leave off. The award-winning…
Added by Viola Gienger on May 23, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments
An Interview with Pedro Franco
By Beverly Bell
May 20, 2014
Added by Deepa Panchang on May 22, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments
“Boys will be boys”. Much has been written about this one, but times have not changed enough. Often deployed as a defense against poor male behavior, what a shame that we still hear it as a defense against harassment (as in the case of Schwarzenegger) or even alleged violent rape (as in the case of former IMF head Strauss Kahn). So it becomes clear how dangerous this one is for women. After all, if this is just the behavior driven by biology, how can we expect any more? The…
Added by Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D. on May 8, 2014 at 11:51am — No Comments
TAGS - Haiti, social movements, gender, rural issues, women's rights, peasant movements, latin America, community organizing
Interviewed by Beverly Bell, Edited by Jessica Hsu
April 22, 2014
The Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) is one of the largest small-farmer associations in Haiti with 70,000 members, of whom close to half are women. MPP was founded in…Continue
Added by Deepa Panchang on April 22, 2014 at 4:10pm — No Comments
Welcome back to Solutions Set, where each month we select some of the most compelling solutions journalism from across the web. Solutions journalism offers rigorous coverage of solutions to huge social problems – this month’s Set spans cancer, childhood trauma, and college access.
Of course, the best posts include suggestions from our Solutions Set community – including what we’ve missed each month. (For more on what we missed,…Continue
Added by Dowser on March 29, 2014 at 7:17am — No Comments
Are You Fluent In English and Want To Be A Peacebuilder?
If Yes Then We Have A Job For You
Pax Populi is a people-to-people peacemaking initiative who since 2010 have been operating a tutoring program through which fluent English speakers engage in online conservations with students in Afghanistan with the aim of building the students English communication skills.
Added by Pax Populi on March 20, 2014 at 3:43pm — No Comments
Tim Draper, founder and managing director of venture-capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, recently created Draper University of Heroes, an immersive Silicon Valley boarding school and online program offering courses in entrepreneurship mostly for students aged 18 to 26 years old. In this interview, Draper explains the gap he believes the school fills and why the private and public sector must think creatively about education.
This video post is by…Continue
Added by Dowser on March 12, 2014 at 5:11am — No Comments
There’s nothing all that unnerving about a social justice job interview that a really first-class miracle won’t cure.
In the allotted time you are expected to confidently, but humbly, demonstrate your accomplishments and capabilities. You are probed about your deepest values and considered opinions about intractable social and environmental problems. Your character and personality are dissected. You are expected to explain your 24/7…Continue
Added by Dowser on February 13, 2014 at 5:11am — No Comments
Are you a social sector job-seeker? Feeling frozen out of your future change-the-world job? Reluctant to enter the fray? Fear of failure stopping you from a career as a social entrepreneur?
Putting off the miserable process of knocking on doors is understandable. If you are in hiding, napping on the sofa or watching TV reruns, you know it. Enough said about that.
Beyond those diversions, you also might be putting off the…Continue
Added by Dowser on February 6, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments
Despite crushing student loans and a miserable job market, this Millennial Generation is the most socially conscious, most globally aware and most actively committed to careers of conscience to come along in decades. College students and young professionals are eager to confront some of the world’s most intractable problems — a deteriorating environment, implacable poverty, persistent gender discrimination, institutional racism and…Continue
Added by Dowser on January 30, 2014 at 6:20am — No Comments
Recently, I wrote a column suggesting that, in the field of social change, we’re getting smarter. I went so far as to say that we may even be going through a new Enlightenment. I mentioned three ways we’re improving — employing new understandings about human behavior to get better results, using evidence more regularly to assess and…Continue
Added by Dowser on January 28, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments
Café Impact is democratizing access to careers of conscience. Jonathan Lewis brings together nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to give you the career-building skills you need to change the world.
“There are alternative paths” for reaching your social justice dream job, says change agent Jessamyn Lau. She should know. Her social change career began with dropping out of high school,…Continue
Added by Dowser on January 23, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments