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Guide to Apps for Social Change

GUIDE TO APPS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE



Dear Colleagues,



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…

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Added by Valerie Oliphant on July 7, 2014 at 11:05am — 2 Comments

THE RICHES OF NATURE V. PRIVATE PROPERTY: AN INTERVIEW WITH GERARDO CERDAS

By Beverly Bell



July 1, 2014



Gerardo Cerdas with the next generation of humanity. 

 

Gerardo Cerdas is coordinator of the Latin American- and Caribbean-wide social movement…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on July 1, 2014 at 1:07pm — No Comments

RAISING HOPE ACROSS BORDERS: TRANSNATIONAL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND POWER

 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,…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on June 17, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments

What Does Global Social Media Mean for Social Change Campaigns?

In the last decade, social media has spread quickly across the world and has grown not just in terms of users on popular platforms, but also in terms of new niche platforms tailored for specific populations.

To read the entire blog post on the global diversity of social media,…

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Added by TechChange on June 12, 2014 at 3:54pm — No Comments

ENROLL NOW: Social Media for Social Change online certificate course (June 16 - July 11, 2014)

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…

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Added by TechChange on June 2, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Peace Twitterati

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…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on May 25, 2014 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Games for Change Seek to Connect Dots Towards Peace

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…

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Added by Viola Gienger on May 23, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND POWER: CHANGE FROM BELOW IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

An Interview with Pedro Franco

By Beverly Bell

 

May 20, 2014

 

"Easy tasks are not for people who want to create change." - Pedro Franco. Photo: Beverly…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on May 22, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments

5 Culturally Violent Cliches You Can Ditch Tomorrow

  1. “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…

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Added by Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D. on May 8, 2014 at 11:51am — No Comments

GENDER EQUITY FOR RURAL HAITIAN WOMEN: AN INTERVIEW WITH KETTLY ALEXANDRE OF THE PEASANT MOVEMENT OF PAPAY

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…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on April 22, 2014 at 4:10pm — No Comments

The Solutions Set: six must-read stories from the last month

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Josh Goldman

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,…

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Added by Dowser on March 29, 2014 at 7:17am — No Comments

Calling all Budding Peacemakers

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.

Over the…

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Added by Pax Populi on March 20, 2014 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Education for Entrepreneurship: an interview with Tim Draper

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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…

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Added by Dowser on March 12, 2014 at 5:11am — No Comments

Café Impact: How-To Interview for a Social Justice Career

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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…

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Added by Dowser on February 13, 2014 at 5:11am — No Comments

Café Impact: How-To Snag a Social Justice Job Interview

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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…

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Added by Dowser on February 6, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Café Impact: How-To Use Ambiguity to Pioneer Change

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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…

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Added by Dowser on January 30, 2014 at 6:20am — No Comments

The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur

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David Bornstein

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…

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Added by Dowser on January 28, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Café Impact: How-To Educate Yourself for an Impact Career

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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,…

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Added by Dowser on January 23, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments

Café Impact: How-To Convert Your Convictions into a Career

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Are you seeking fulfillment and happiness in the social change world? At this point in your life, are you called to give back? Ready to change careers and become a social entrepreneur?

Only 47% of Americans are satisfied with their jobs, a sizable drop from the 61% who expressed satisfaction 20 years ago, according to Don Joseph Goeway in Mystic Cool.

“I’m idealist. I don’t…

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Added by Dowser on January 16, 2014 at 10:35am — No Comments

Café Impact: How-To Figure Out Your Social Entrepreneurship

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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.

“We gain something profound when we stand up for our beliefs, just as part of us dies when we know that something is wrong, yet do nothing….We don’t have to tackle every issue, but if we avoid them all, if we…

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Added by Dowser on January 10, 2014 at 5:31am — No Comments

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