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We’re looking for a social media intern

The LDIR team here at Asian Americans Advancing Justice is seeking a social media intern to join our team! We’re looking for someone with a commitment to social justice and is interested in diversity, inclusion, and solidarity work through community building. Our intern will work closely in assisting in the…

LDIRs We Need You

For 25 years, Leadership Development in Intergroup Relations has invested in social change through supporting the development of leaders who embrace difference. In 1992, the city of Los Angeles was embroiled in racial tensions. The brutalization of Rodney King at the hands of LAPD, the murder of LaTasha Harlins alongside…

Embracing Difference with the Children’s Bureau

In August, LDIR had the opportunity to work with supervisors at the Children’s Bureau to support them in exploring how diverse identities within an organization influence approaches to difference and the impacts that has on an organization’s culture. We spent the day engaging in challenging but fruitful dialogue. One participant…

What if Donald Sterling were a LDIR?

By Povi-Tamu Bryant, LDIR Program Coordinator If Donald Sterling had the opportunity to become a LDIR, what would be different? LDIR participants learn to understand the way their positions in society shape how they interact with others and, in turn, how others interact with them. As a LDIR, Sterling would…

A New Name, A New Approach

After 23 years, the LDIR program is changing its name! Yes, we are. We’re changing our name from Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations to Leadership Development in Intergroup Relations. A subtle change, we know, but intergroup better emphasizes our commitment to working on issues beyond race and ethnicity. We are…

Jane Elliott on Racism

By Jenny Chhea, LDIR Intern Watching Oprah Winfrey’s show from 1992 that had a segment of Jane Elliot talking about race in America made me look at race at a whole new perspective again. In this video, Jane Elliott – a white women – claims that she herself is racist…

Restorative justice at the CAHRO Conference

By Karen Driscoll, LDIR intern On April 2, 2013, the California Association of Human Relations Organizations (CAHRO) held a daylong conference, “Overcoming Violence & Injustice: The Humans Relations Approach.” The conference featured a panel discussion on how Restorative Justice is helping to transform and heal communities. Rooted in an indigenous…

Photos from For the Love of Justice 2013

Photos from For the Love of Justice 2013 are now up on Facebook! So many thanks to everyone who came out, volunteered, and contributed to the event! For the Love of Justice 2013…

LLC on LDIR and Tools for Social and Racial Justice

Many thanks to Deborah Meehan and Leadership Learning Community for this shout out to LDIR! Several years ago I had the opportunity to participate in StarPower a game simulation that was conducted by Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations (LDIR). Without giving anything away I think that I can safely say…

Facilitating Someone Else’s Process: Helpful Guideposts

By Carmen Morgan, LDIR Program Director Setting the Tone We cannot force someone to become enlightened, transformed, or aware. Our only role is to create the path by which someone can walk towards their own self- awareness. As we create that path, we should acknowledge and be aware that we…

February 2013 Newsletter

Check out LDIR’s February 2013 newsletter! Learn about our newest interns, Healing for Social Change, a new resource on intergroup relations, and more.…

Dear Liberal Allies | A blog post from trungles.tumblr.com

We’re reblogging this amazing post by Trungles on Tumblr, because it speaks so much truth to the dynamics of allyship.  Dear Liberal Allies – what your college courses on oppression didn’t tell you I’m not angry or upset about anything in particular at the moment, but I thought I’d take…

Remembering MLK

This quote is part of MLK’s speech, “Beyond Vietnam.” You can listen to the speech and read the full text here.…

1/26/13 Come to a LDIR workshop at UC Irvine!

On Saturday, January 26, LDIR will be presenting an interactive workshop, “Activist Essentials: Becoming a Proactive Ally” at 11am and 2pm as part of the annual Asian Pacific Awareness Conference at UC Irvine. It costs only $5 to register for the conference, so sign up and join us for some…

LDIR Thanks Vanessa Obispo

As the year comes to a close LDIR says goodbye to one of our amazing interns, Vanessa Obispo.  Vanessa was an integral part of the 2012 For the Love of Justice planning committee, the dedicated leader of the staff wellness team, and an overall inspiration to everyone at the LDIR…

Alumni Spotlight: Valerie Richards

Valerie Richards is a social worker, professor at USC, community activist, and a LDIR.  She is a member of the 2000 Community Based Program cohort, and the project she implemented, along with fellow LDIR alumni, as a part of her training is still ongoing today. “As a social worker, member…

The Launch of Intergroup Resources

LDIR is excited to share with its community and partners the launch of a brand new site, Intergroup Resources.  Intergroup Resources is a collaborative effort that involved our own Program Director, Carmen Morgan, and many other community leaders across the country who hope to support grass roots community leaders in…

LDIR is looking for new Interns!

LDIR is currently looking for interns in the areas of Outreach and Engagement and Social Media and Fundraising.  The ideal candidate will be an innovative risk-taker with a good sense of humor and not afraid of conflict. The position creates opportunities for creativity and thinking outside the box.  If you…

LDIR is looking for a new Program Coordinator

LDIR is looking for a new staff member for the position of Program Coordinator! Position Summary: Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations (LDIR) is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator committed to social justice issues with a background in intergroup relations programming/processes and experience providing high-level training and technical assistance.  The Coordinator…

What We’re Reading

This week we want to share some articles that we’re reading and that may be influencing our writing.  As a social justice organization we hope these articles will not only be a good read, but also get you inspired to think about these current issues.  Share your thoughts with us!…