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Diversity Video Library

Education

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1998 Evergreen Graduation Speech by Mumia Abu Jamal

Publisher: The Evergreen State College
Format: VHS
Runtime:
Captions: No

Mumia Abu-Jamal is on death row for crime he says he didn't commit. His pre-recorded message was his representation as graduation speaker to the graduating class of The Evergreen State College of 1998.

Be the Difference - An Action Approach to Educating Students in Poverty

Publisher: Communication Across Barriers
Format: DVD
Runtime: 1 hour, 53 minutes
Captions:no

In this groundbreaking training video, Dr. Donna M. Beegle presents 18 years of research and work on breaking poverty barriers. she shares profound strategies from an insider perspective on how we can improve education outcomes for students who live in the crisis of poverty. Dr. Beegle grew up in generational poverty, dropped out of school at 15 and went on to achieve a GED at 26. she continued her education and received a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. this training is designed to help educators gain awareness, teaching and learning strategies, communication tools, and blueprints for improving educational outcomes for students who live in the crisis of poverty.

Diversity in Education

Publisher: The Evergreen State College
Format: DVD
Runtime: 4 min
Captions: no

Short clips from Evergreen Diversity Lecture Series speakers.

Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Publisher: The Evergreen State College
Format: DVD
Runtime: 1hr 56min
Captions: no

Diversity Lecture Series January 23, 2007: Placing Gender and Race at the Center of Education - "Golden Gulag", examining the CA prison system and its effect on poor and ethnic communities

Evergreen

Publisher: The Evergreen State College
Format: VHS
Runtime: 10 minutes
Captions: no

Evergreen admissions video 1997

Frontline: Secrets of the SAT

Publisher: PBS
Format: VHS
Runtime: 60 mins
Captions: No

With legal challenges to affirmative action spreading across this country, Frontline investigated the impact of standardized tests on racial diversity on college campuses.

For the Next 7 Generations: 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, Weaving A World That Works

Publisher: The Laughing Willow Company
Format: DVD
Runtime: 85 minutes
Captions: no

In 2004, thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering, where they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. This is their story.

Four years in-the-making and shot on location in the Amazon rainforest, the mountains of Mexico, North America, and at a private meeting with the Dalai Lama in India, For the Next 7 Generations follows, what happens when these wise women unite. Facing a world in crisis, they share with us their visions of healing and a call for change now, before it's too late. This film documents their unparalleled journey and timely perspectives on a timeless wisdom.

Laura Evans

Publisher: The Evergreen State College
Format: DVD
Runtime: 1hr 52min
Captions: no

Diversity Lecture Series, April 17, 2007. Placing Gender and Race at the Center of Education: "E-Racing; When Gender and Race are Missing from Education".

Learning Communities: Constancy and Change

Publisher: Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education
Format: VHS
Runtime:
Captions: No

In this Multi-media presentation adapted for film, Learning Communities throughout Washington throughout its history are acknowledged and celebrated.

Looking Over The Wall: Understanding the Old & New China

Publisher: Portland Community College
Format: 3 DVDs
Runtime: 1 hour each
Captions: no

Symposium at Portland Community College October 2007. Speakers include Dr. Peter Hershock, "Why Asian Studies and Why Now?"; Dr. Henry Rosemont, "Ethics and its Contemporary Relevance: Discourse on Human Rights"; Dr. Stanley Murashige, "Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, A Disciplined Spontaneity"; Dr. Emily T. Yeh, "Green China? Challenges of China's Environmental Degradation and Protection".

Mendez vs. Westminster: For All the Children

Publisher: Sandra Robbie Film
Format: DVD
Runtime: 30 min
Captions: no

2003 American documentary film directed and produced by Sandra Robbie.

In the mid-1940s, a tenant farmer named Gonzalo Mendez moved his family to the predominantly white Westminster district in Orange County and his children were denied admission to the public school on Seventeenth Street. The Mendez family move was prompted by the opportunity to lease a 60-acre (240,000 m2) farm in Westminster from the Munemitsus, a Japanese family who had been relocated to a Japanese internment camp during World War II. The income the Mendez family earned from the farm enabled them to hire attorney David Marcus and pursue litigation.

In 1945, the plaintiffs of Mendez, Palomino, Estrada, Guzman and Ramirez filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of 5,000 Mexican American children to integrate the schools in four Orange County school districts.

Minorities in the College Classroom

Publisher: Dept. Human Relations
Format: VHS
Runtime: 26 mins
Captions: No

This video illustrates communication problems between faculty and minority students at the college level, which can lead to learning difficulties; and the assumptions or presumptions professors have before getting to know students.

Mo' Betta Education

Publisher:
Format: VHS
Runtime:
Captions: No

African-American, American Indian, Latino & Asian-American Students Describing the Eurocratic Nature of Public Schools & Their Visions for Change.

Precious Knowledge - Arizona's Battle over Ethnic Studies

Publisher: Dos Vatos Productions
Format: DVD
Runtime: 70 mins
Captions: No

Precious Knowledge examines the current struggle over ethnic studies and culturally authentic and relevant pedagogy. Through documentary footage of classroom activities in the Mexican American Studies program of the Tucson Unified School District, as well as testimony of students, teachers, school board members and Arizona policy makers, viewers are provided the opportunity to consider the implications for education policy and practice beyond the borders of the State of Arizona. Important questions are raised about who in this country is dictating public policy about curricular content, what is legitimate American history, who teaches our children, what are the appropriate roles of youth, community and activism in shaping public policy, and the role of culture in America today.

Race in the Classroom: A Multiplicity of Experience

Publisher: Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning & Office of Race and Minority Affairs
Format: VHS
Runtime: 19 mins
Captions: No

Five vignettes depicting moments in college courses when racial and cultural dynamics become a major factor in teaching and learning. Each vignette is based on an actual classroom incident. These scenes do not offer specific answers, but are intended instead to spark discussion on these important and difficult issues. Co-produced with the Harvard Office for Race Relations and Minority Affairs."

Students of Color Career Conference

Publisher: Everett Community College
Format: DVD
Runtime: 10 min
Captions: no

Preview video of Everett Community College Diversity and Equity Center's annual career conference.

Talking About Race

Publisher: Iris Films Productions
Format: VHS
Runtime: Part 1: 12 mins, Part 2: 13 mins
Captions: No

Talking About Race, parts 1 and 2 are designed to facilitate classroom or community group discussions about the race and ethnicity-related experiences and attitudes of college students. Using footage shot for the award winning documentary Skin Deep, each vignette presents a different issue for discussion. These videos were directed and produced by Frances Reid.

Upward Bound, Gear Up Harassment Preview

Format: PowerPoint and Word documents
Runtime: 24 slides

Harassment Prevention Training - June 19, 2003

What's Race Got to Do With It?

Publisher: California Newsreel
Format: DVD
Runtime: 49 minutes
Captions: yes

Many students today, born in the post-Civil Rights era, believe that race is no longer an issue or feel that they've heard it all before. but despite more than 15 years of diversity programs and initiates, campuses are still struggling to close achievement gaps, reduce racial disparities and enhance student success for everyone. What's Race Got To Do With It? chronicles the experiences of a new generation of college students - in this case over the course of 16 weeks of intergroup dialogue on the UC Berkley campus. As they confront themselves and each other about race, they discover they often lack awareness of how different their experiences of campus life is from their peers, to the detriment of an inclusive campus climate. What's Race Got To Do With It? is geared toward strengthening young people's commitment to a racially equitable campus, where everyone can succeed. this film and its accompanying web-based toolkit invite us each to find our own opportunities to create a democratic educational community - one that works for everyone.

You are the Game: Sexual Harassment on Campus

Publisher: Indiana University
Format: VHS
Runtime: 60 mins
Captions: No

This video is more useful for research or informational purposes rather than in presentations. It dramatizes the situations of two college women who have experienced different forms of sexual harassment. Most of this discussion focuses on the difficulty students have in dealing in isolation with a pattern of harassment and the impact it has on their lives.





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