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Elizabeth Martinez: Placing Gender & Race at the Center of Education

Publisher: The Evergreen State College
Format: DVD
Runtime: 1 hour 56 minutes
Captions: no

Diversity Lecture Series, October 17, 2006: "Did Gender Do a Disappearing Act? A Serious Look at Today's Priorities"

The Gay and Lesbian Guide to College Life

Publisher: The Princeton Review
Format: Print material
Runtime: n/a; 391 pgs
Captions: n/a

Are you worried about thriving on campus as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning student?  Featuring advice from students and administrators at more than seventy of the nation's top colleges, The Gay and Lesbian Guide to College Life lets you get to know how to:

Find an LGBTQ-friendly school
Evaluate campus policies related to LGBTQ student life
Deal with homo/bi/transphobia on campus
Participate in LGBTQ student activism
Get support for your health and safety needs
Fully integrate yourself into the campus community
...And much more!

Including dozens of Parent Tips and tons of student testimonials, The Gay and Lesbian Guide to College Life offers no-nonsense guidance to LGBTQ students, their families, and allies on how to make the most of their college experience.

A Grain of Sand

Publisher: Nobuko, Great Leap Production
Format: VHS
Runtime:
Captions: No

In a poetic fusion of story, song, and video imagery, Nobuko Miyamoto breaks through the forces of silence in search of her own song.

Harassment: Keeping it out of the Workplace

Publisher: American Training Resources
Format: VHS
Runtime: 18 mins
Captions: No

A series of vignettes that communicate the destructive nature of workplace harassment, including sexual harassment, workplace harassment, abuse of authority, and racism. --from http://www.atr-inc.com

Last Chance for Eden

Publisher: Lee Mun Wah
Format: VHS
Runtime:  88 min / 70 min
Captions: No

Last Chance for Eden is a documentary about eight men and women discussing the issues of racism and sexism in the workplace. They examine the impact of society's stereotypes on their lives in the workplace, in their personal relationships and within their families and in their communities. In the course of their dialogue, they also explore the differences and similarities between racism and sexism - an area that has seldom been researched, but has heatedly become a very important issue needing to be understood and dealt with.

Liberian Women: Together As One

Publisher: Gilda L. Shepherd
Format: DVD
Runtime: 15 min
Captions: No

"Women Together as One" focuses on work Sheppard did with Liberian women refugees who live at the Buduburam Refugee Camp in Ghana, West Africa. She worked with the refugees to organize and design classes for economic sustainability (computer literacy, adult literacy, cosmetology, catering, sewing and tie and dye workshops) and school scholarships for their children.

Lioness

Lioness

Publisher: Room 11 Productions
Format: DVD
Runtime: 82
Captions: Yes

How did a group of Army women-mechanics, supply clerks, and engineers-end up fighting alongside the Marines in some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the Iraq war? Directors Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers offer an unprecedented look at the war through the eyes of the first women in the U.S. history to be sent into direct ground combat in violation of official policy. Through intimate personal stories and scenes from their lives back home, the film creates a deeply moving portrait of love, faith, duty, and solidarity.


Lourdes Arguelles

Publisher: Evergreen, Lourdes Arguelles
Format: VHS
Runtime:
Captions: No

Lourdes Arguelles received her Ph.D. at New York University from the Division of Behavioral Sciences, Center for Human Relations and Community Studies of the School of Education. Her concentrations were in Psychology and Sociology. She did post-doctoral work in law and psychiatry at Osgood Hall Law School at York University in Canada and in ethnic studies at the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA. Dr. Arguelles is a licensed marriage, child, and family therapist in the state of California. Her theoretical interests in the political economy and the spirituality of everyday life and her commitment to social and ecological justice and non-human animal welfare were shaped by the experience of the Cuban socialist revolution, by her studies with Buddhist teachers in India, Japan, Thailand, and Burma, and with a Chinese Qi-Qong master in the U.S. They were also greatly influenced by living and working with refugees and indigenous peoples throughout the world. Community, labor, and environmental organizing work in the inner cities of Montreal, New York, Miami, Florida, and in US-Mexico border cities and clinical practice with people living with HIV/AIDS, survivors of political and family torture, and with women of color and sexual minorities, have led her to an interest in the development of critical psychological modalities of care and ecologically-based educational practices, as well as to an interest in the field of gender and feminist studies. Dr. Arguelles' experience of growing up in an extended family system in the Caribbean and her life experiences in non-advanced industrial parts of the world have greatly contributed to her work in narrative research and storytelling pedagogy

Regret to Inform

Regret to Inform

Publisher: Barbara Sonneborn and Sun Foundation Productions
Format: VHS
Runtime: 72 mins
Captions: No

Regret to Inform looks at the Vietnam War through the lenses of women who lived through it, nurses, U.S. and Vietnamese widows, women who were children at the time. The video jacket reads, "...has extraordinary power and beauty. It is a personal, haunting and redemption-filled journey that will forever change the way you think about war." Our viewers agree.

Sexual Harassment: Minimizing the Risk

Publisher: McGrath
Format: VHS
Runtime:
Captions: No

A preview of the six-video, legally based training system for students, staff, and members of an educational community.

Toward Acceptance: Sexual Orientation Issues on Campus

Publisher: University Press of America
Format: Print material
Runtime: n/a; 455 pgs
Captions: n/a

Toward Acceptance is a follow-up volume to Wall and Evan's highly popular Beyond Tolerance:  Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals on Campus.  A provocative examination of the complex issues facing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons on college campuses, Towards Acceptance offers proactive strategies for student affairs professionals, as they strive to increase sexual orientation awareness and support nationwide.

Trans Clients Speak

Publisher: Philipe Lonestar
Format: DVD
Runtime: approx. 2 hours
Captions: No

This video is one step towards a vision of widespread education and awareness about Transgender issues in mental health care. This documentary features a panel of transgender and genderqueer people, who are given the opportunity to discuss and answer questions about their range of experiences with therapists. A transgender educational panel for psychotherapists and mental health practitioners created a rare opportunity for transgender and genderqueer people to speak about their helpful, insulting, insensitive, uplifting, pathologizing, plaguing, empowering, and healing experiences with therapists.

Transsexual Workers: An Employer's Guide

Publisher: Center for Gender Sanity
Format: Print material
Runtime: n/a; 135 pgs
Captions: n/a

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.

The Way Home

Publisher: Shakti Butler
Format: VHS
Runtime: 92 mins
Captions: No

A documentary film about race, gender and class in the United States. Over the course of eight months, sixty-four women, representing a cross-section of cultures in the U.S., met in councils separated by ethnicity - African-American, Arab, Asian, European-American, Indigenous, Jewish, Latina, and Multi-Racial. With uncommon courage, the women shared their minds and hearts and told their stories about resistance, love, assimilation, standards of beauty, power, school experiences and more. Their candid conversations offer rare access into multi-dimensional cultural worlds invisible to outsiders.

Working with a Transsexual: A Guide for Coworkers

Publisher: Center for Gender Sanity
Format: Print material
Runtime: n/a; 59 pgs
Captions: n/a

Meet Brenda...

She's successful in her job as an editor at the small midwestern publishing company where she has worked for seven years.  She’s well-liked by her coworkers.  And last week, she was Brian.  Brenda is a transsexual, and she, like many others, is changing her sex while remaining on her job.

Corporations, government agencies, and small businesses across America are discovering that transsexual workers can remain productive while they make this major life transition.  They may even become less stressed, more focused, and better team members.

People are often taken by surprise when they are told that one of their coworkers is planning to change sex.  How would you react?  Would you have difficulty understanding why this was necessary?  Would you have questions about how to interact with a transsexual man or woman?  Would you have fears about how a transsexual coworker might behave?  Would you have a hard time sharing your workspace with a transsexual?  Would you want to know how you could be supportive?

This book answers those questions and many more.  In it, Brenda tells about her life as Brian and what compelled her to change her sex.  A psychologist and a transsexual man talk to Brenda's coworkers and answer their questions.  And a picture section introduces you to real transsexual men and women.





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