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American Civil Liberties Union Freedom Network – lots of information about current laws, pending legislation, etc.

Americans for Peace Now

Americans for Peace Now [APN] was founded in 1981 to support the activities of Shalom Achshav in Israel. APN is the leading United States advocate for peace in the Middle East. APN's mission is to help Israel and the Shalom Achshav movement to achieve a comprehensive political settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict consistent with Israel's long-term security needs and its Jewish and democratic values.

Cal Poly Multicultural Center

As a program of the Student Life & Leadership department, the Multicultural Center is committed to developing effective leaders by preparing all students to become culturally competent citizens in a pluralistic society.

Cal Poly Pride Alliance

Pride Alliance, the LGBT Center at Cal Poly, is a diverse, open and inclusive environment for the entire university community. Pride Alliance provides programming, networking and resources intended to raise awareness and to educate students of diverse backgrounds about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and related issues.

Cal Poly Women's Programs

Women's Programs is dedicated to creating and sustaining a university environment that promotes personal and professional growth, as well as educational success for women.

The California Council for the Humanities is devoted to strengthening community life in California by creating, sponsoring and promoting humanities programs for the general public in every region of the state.

Center for Student Success

Check out a new website built for California community college practitioners.  The website contains case studies on teaching, evaluation, planning and learning assessment. There is a special section focused on practices promoting diversity within the community colleges.  It is funded by the State Chancellor's Office Fund for Student Success, and is the result of three years of work by the staff of the Center for Student Success (CSS), the research and evaluation arm of the Research and Planning Group for the California Community Colleges (

Definition of Hate Incidents, Speech that is Not Protected by the 1st Amendment, and Guidelines for the Prevention of Hate Crimes and Incidents

From the SFSU Department of Public Safety

DiversityInc's editorial mission is to provide education and clarity on the business benefits of diversity.

Foreign Policy in Focus


(Gay and Lesbian Alliance of the Central Coast) Serving the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community in and around San Luis Obispo County.


GayLawNet is dedicated to providing general information and resources concerning the law as it affects the global gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (GLBTI) community and the simplest access to a gay or lesbian (or gay or lesbian friendly)lawyer.


GLAAD's web site serves to further its goal of fighting "the defamation of lesbians and gays and their enforced invisibility in the popular culture." The site defines the goals, the victories and the battles being waged by GLAAD, with regional chapters reporting on events in their areas.

(Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) Provides information for instructors about creating safe schools for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people.


(Human Rights Campaign) This site allows you to lobby your senators and representatives, and to immediately send them a message. The battles that are being fought regarding lesbian/gay legislation and litigation are chronicled throughout the HRC site, with the HRC link page containing approximately 55 links, many of them political in nature.

Importance of Teaching Cultural Diversity in College World Literature Courses

Literature is about people’s lives, which brings cultures closer.

Jesse's blog

This four-part series is designed to support women in their roles as working parents, committed homemakers and involved citizens. Each piece offers room for some healthy venting, as well as some very practical strategies and tips to meet the challenges of life in the 21st century. Part 1 is about identifying the barriers that get us off track and keep us out of balance. This introduction lays the foundation for being a successful Domestic Diplomat.

Latino Outreach Newsletter

Latino Outreach Newsletter

Multicultural Calendar

The 14th edition of the Multicultural Calendar.

Multicultural Pavilion

Multicultural Pavilion: Resources and dialogues for equity in education.

Museum of Tolerance

The Museum of Tolerance is a high tech, hands-on experiential museum that focuses on two central themes through unique interactive exhibits: the dynamics of racism and prejudice in America and the history of the Holocaust - the ultimate example of man's inhumanity to man.

National Committee on Pay Equity

The National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE), founded in 1979, is a national membership coalition working to eliminate sex- and race-based wage discrimination and to achieve pay equity.

National Urban League

The Urban League is the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.


National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal resource center with a commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, free legal advice and counseling, and public education.  In addition, NCLR provides representation and resources to gay men, and bisexual and transgendered individuals on key issues that also significantly advance lesbian rights. Article on website: “Left at the Altar: A Partial List of Marital Rights and Benefits that are Denied to Same-Sex Couples and Their Families in California.”


National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce, an organization which "seeks to build the political strength of the lesbian and gay rights movement at the grassroots level," has put its press releases and position papers online. There is also information on upcoming events.


This page is part of the National Organization of Women's web site. NOW's policies on lesbian rights are defined; there is also a short narrative on the history of NOW and lesbian rights.

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation initiates and supports worldwide efforts to abolish nuclear weapons, to strengthen international law and institutions, to use technology responsibly and sustainably, and to empower youth to create a more peaceful world.


The Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers have posted a terrific site devoted to diversity here.


(Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Provides information and survey results about gay and lesbian students.

Queensland Government Cultural Diversity

Presents health and socio-cultural information on ethnic communities (including torture and trauma and issues and issues for children, young people and women). It encourages health staff to actively explore cultural issues with patients and cautions against stereotyping.


Simon Weisenthal Center

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust by fostering tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach and social action.

SL Notes

April 2009 SLNotes

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit organization that combats hate, intolerance, and discrimination through education and litigation.

Teaching Diverse Learners

Teaching diverse learners: Equity and excellence for all.  The website contains “The Diversity Kit” which one can print out and utilize as necessary.

Fighting hate and promoting tolerance (a web project of the Southern Poverty Law Center).  The site contains online bias tests, current information and lots of free brochures, posters, videos, etc. to promote acceptance.

University of Santa Barbara Events

Listing of UCSB events.

University of Santa Barbara Multicultural Center

The UCSB Multicultural Center presents over 80 programs per year that increase cultural awareness and understanding.

World Factbook

The World Factbook provides lots of information, facts, and statistics about cultures and countries around the world.

Ally Week

GLSEN Website

GLSEN Wepage for Curricula and Lesson Plans

GLSEN Educator Allies Network

From GLSEN: free educational materials for K-12 schools

Books featured by GLSEN

Out History, the new website about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history in the US.

GLSEN article on demographic and ecological factors contributing to hostile school climate for gay youth published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

GLSEN first LGBT-issues focused organization to join America's Promise Alliance.

AB540 Survey

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