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1. Teaser for the new Insecurus film

Teaser for the new Insecurus film

For more information: http://grassrootsleadership.org/programs/insecurus-ensuring-visitation-prisoners-and-their-loved-ones


2. Dr. Rashied Omar, Imam of the Claremont Main Rd. Mosque - South Africa and Professor at University of Notre Dame, South Bend

Dr. Rashied Omar, Imam of the Claremont Main Rd. Mosque - South Africa and Professor at University of Notre Dame, South Bend

We recently sat down with our long-term friend Dr. Rashied Omar to interview him as part of our library of resources for Grassroots Leadership Development. In this brief excerpt, Rashied highlights his early experiences in community development from his time in South Africa standing against Apartheid in the mid-1970's to his current role as an educator at Notre Dame.


3. Dissertation Author Introduction Jacquelyn McCray, Ph.D.

Dissertation Author Introduction Jacquelyn McCray, Ph.D.

Jacquelyn Yvonne McCray, Dissertation Supplemental Video, PhD Program in Leadership and Change, Antioch University. AURA Antioch University Repository and Archive http://aura.antioch.edu/etds/139/ . Dissertation Title: Civic Deliberative Dialogue and the Topic of Race: Exploring the Lived Experience of Everyday Citizens and Their Encounters with Tension and Conflict


4. A World That Works For All of US

A World That Works For All of US

A World That Works For All of US:A Future to Believe In I believe that we can and inevitably are building a world that works for all of us. A world that creates greater fulfillment and innovation than any other time in recorded history. We have all the solutions, It is only our willingness to change our own habits, and our willfulness to change old systems that unnecessarily impede and silence innovation. "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." -Buckminster Fuller Some Reference Links to show what's going on, what's possible, and ways to get involved: Public Transit http://www.voicesforpublictransit.org/ Green Homes http://www.usgbc.org/advocacy/campaigns/green-affordable-housing Bikes and Pedestrians http://www.bikeleague.org/content/advocacy-organizations Trees in our Cities http://actrees.org/about-us/mission/ https://www.treepeople.org Conversion of WalMarts etc http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95788156 Conversion of Gas Stations https://roadtrippers.com/stories/10-best-gas-station-restaurants Community Building http://www.fastcoexist.com/3021479/when-neighbors-tore-down-their-fences-incredible-things-happened Solar Energy http://www.ases.org/ Water https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2014/06/30/water-crisis-in-detroit-who-s-being-shut-off-and-who-s-not/ Veterans http://www.farmvetco.org/ http://foodtank.com/news/2014/11/veterans-day Water Clean Up http://www.environmentamerica.org/news/ame/206-million-pounds-toxic-chemicals-dumped-america%E2%80%99s-waterways https://www.nrdc.org/issues/water-pollution http://earthjustice.org/advocacy-campaigns/pesticides http://www.americanrivers.org/initiatives/dams/ Drug Legalization https://www.dinafem.org/en/blog/cannabis-marijuana-legalization-groups/ https://mic.com/articles/110344/14-years-after-portugal-decriminalized-all-drugs-here-s-what-s-happening#.A1Pfy2zb4 http://www.alternet.org/11-major-drug-companies-raked-85-billion-last-year-and-left-many-die-who-couldnt-buy-their-pricey Private Prisons http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/06/private-prisons-profit http://grassrootsleadership.org/blog/2015/09/7-good-things-will-happen-if-we-ban-private-prisons-justicenot4sale-act http://www.colorofchange.org/campaign/end-profit-imprisonment/original_email/ http://www.wsj.com/articles/cost-of-police-misconduct-cases-soars-in-big-u-s-cities-1437013834 http://www.nlg-npap.org/ Health Care http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/735245 https://www.healthcare-now.org/ New Jobs http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_181795/lang--en/index.htm http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/may/31/switching-green-economy-jobs-un http://ecowatch.com/2014/11/11/renewable-energy-jobs/ Dads ride their bikes to work http://www.apta.com/mediacenter/pressreleases/2010/pages/100112_transit_savings.aspx http://www.businessinsider.com/13-reasons-you-should-bike-to-work-2012-10 Grandparents and Childcare http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/01/the-preschool-inside-a-nursing-home/424827/ http://www.babycenter.com/0_how-much-youll-spend-on-childcare_1199776.bc Education http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/27/best-education-in-the-wor_n_2199795.html http://inequality.org/america-failing-schools/ http://www.hole-in-the-wall.com/ https://www.noodle.com/articles/innovative-schools-2015 Great Stuff http://ecowatch.com/2015/04/08/boyan-slat-ocean-cleanup-plastic/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEHhz8SgV7E Wealth Inequality and the 1% http://nypost.com/2015/08/25/chipotle-cvs-and-discovery-have-highest-ceo-pay-gap/ http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/02/23/5-tycoons-who-want-to-close-the-wealth-gap/5757367/ http://www.wolf-pac.com/ https://www.ohio.edu/ethics/2001-conferences/corporate-interests-and-their-impact-on-news-coverage/ Americans, Giving, and the Crowdfunding Economy http://givingusa.org/giving-usa-2015-press-release-giving-usa-americans-donated-an-estimated-358-38-billion-to-charity-in-2014-highest-total-in-reports-60-year-history/ https://www.nationalpriorities.org/budget-basics/federal-budget-101/revenues/ Space Elevator http://www.space.com/30272-space-elevator-inflatable-concept-patent.html http://www.thetoptens.com/man-achievements/


5. Volunteer Recruitment and Screening for Detention Visitation Programs

Volunteer Recruitment and Screening for Detention Visitation Programs

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) would like to thank the visitation programs that participated in the creation of this video and shared their insights about volunteer recruitment and screening. CIVIC (www.endisolation.org and www.facebook.com/endislation) coordinates a national network of detention visitation programs that strive to end the isolation of immigration detention by providing friendship to people in detention. Conversations with Friends is led by Rev. John Gutterman. Volunteers visit people in detention at the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center in St. Paul, Minn. Contact Rev. Gutterman at [email protected] for more information. The Hutto Visitation Program is sponsored by Grassroots Leadership https://www.facebook.com/grassrootsleadership.page and Texans United for Families. https://www.facebook.com/TexansUnitedForFamilies Volunteers visit people in detention at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, Texas. Contact Rocío Villalobos at [email protected] for more information.  Friends of Orange County Detainees is sponsored by Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation. http://tapestryuu.org/ Volunteers visit people in detention at the James Musick Facility in Irvine, Calif., and Santa Ana City Jail in Santa Ana, Calif. Contact Jan Meslin at [email protected] for more information.  


6. Gather: the new platform for grassroots leaders

Gather: the new platform for grassroots leaders

Gather is a new mobile platform where you can learn promote grassroots leadership for community-driven social change. Gather participants will gain the tools and insights to help all of our communities learn together and build on their assets in order to create their own solutions.


7. Fighting Prison Privatization

  • Published: 2009-12-03T18:09:12+00:00
  • Duration: 430
  • By Kevin Price
Fighting Prison Privatization

An advocacy piece used by Tennessee based Grass Roots Leadership in their fight against prison privatization. (Co-producer, DP and editor)


8. Shalini Nataraj, Director at the Global Fund for Women, speaks about Grassroots Leadership

Shalini Nataraj, Director at the Global Fund for Women, speaks about Grassroots Leadership

The Goldin Institute interviewed Shalini Nataraj, Director at the Global Fund for Women, as part of a series of videos with experts and practitioners of Community Driven Social Change. These videos will be used as part of the curriculum for the Goldin Institute's Leadership Development for Community Driven Social Change tablet based learning course to be launched in 2013.


9. Indiegogo Video | Emmanuel Rutikanga, Rwanda

Indiegogo Video | Emmanuel Rutikanga, Rwanda

Gather Fellow Emmanuel Rutikanga of Kigali, Rwanda shares details of his Indiegogo Campaign and encourages you to get involved!


10. Paul Schmitz, CEO of Public Allies, speaks about Grassroots Leadership

Paul Schmitz, CEO of Public Allies, speaks about Grassroots Leadership

The Goldin Institute interviewed Paul Schmitz, CEO of Public Allies and author of Everyone Leads, as part of a series of videos with experts and practitioners of Community Driven Social Change. These videos will be used as part of the curriculum for the Goldin Institute's Leadership Development for Community Driven Social Change tablet based learning course to be launched in the fall of 2012.


11. Hilltop Storytelling Spring 2017 Documentary Reel

Hilltop Storytelling Spring 2017 Documentary Reel

Spring 2017 Doc reel. Holler back for more info!


12. teaser for "(In)securus Technolgy: An Assault on Prisoners Rights"

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13. Volunteer Listening Skills for Detention Visitation Programs

Volunteer Listening Skills for Detention Visitation Programs

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) would like to thank the visitation programs that participated in the creation of this video and shared their insights about listening skills. CIVIC (www.endisolation.org and www.facebook.com/endislation) coordinates a national network of detention visitation programs that strive to end the isolation of immigration detention by providing friendship to people in detention. Conversations with Friends is led by Rev. John Gutterman. Volunteers visit people in detention at the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center in St. Paul, Minn. Contact Rev. Gutterman at [email protected] for more information. The Hutto Visitation Program is sponsored by Grassroots Leadership https://www.facebook.com/grassrootsleadership.page and Texans United for Families https://www.facebook.com/TexansUnitedForFamilies. Volunteers visit people in detention at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, Texas. Contact Rocío Villalobos at [email protected] for more information.  Friends of Orange County Detainees is sponsored by Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation http://tapestryuu.org/. Volunteers visit people in detention at the James Musick Facility in Irvine, Calif., and Santa Ana City Jail in Santa Ana, Calif. Contact Jan Meslin at [email protected] for more information.