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University of Vermont, ALANA/US Ethnic Studies Lecture Series
Sanchez (speaker), Professor of
American Studies & Ethnicity and History and Vice Dean for
Diversity and Strategic Initiatives at the University of
Thursday, Nov 1, 2012
4 PM Memorial Lounge,
Bridges and Boders in a Multiracial Community: The Case of Boyle Heights, CA
School Diversity Task Force Sponsored Film and Discussion
One Day on Earth (film)
Nov 7, 2012
PM 102 Aiken
One Day on Earth is a documentary that captures the same 24-hour period throughout every country in the world. We will watch the film and then discuss themes of diversity, equity and environment raised in the film.
SUNY Plattsburgh President's Speaker Series
Majora Carter (speaker)
Monday, Nov 12, 2012
7-9PM 202 Yokum Lecture Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh Campus
Founder of Sustainable South Bronx and environmental justice activist, will address students and faculty. This event is free and open to the public.
The Rubenstein School is arranging transportation to depart campus at around 5:15, and return by 10:30 pm. To reserve a spot, contact Devan.Carrington@uvm.edu by Friday Nov 9 at Noon.
You can learn more about Majora Carter and see her
speak in her TED talk.
Social Justice Film Series sponsored by the Center for Cultural Pluralism
City of Borders (film)
Sep 19, 2012
Noon: 104 Allen Hse
7:30 PM: 315 Living and Learning Commons
of Borders follows the daily lives of
the Israeli bar owner and four
Israeli and Palestinian patrons as they navigate the minefield
discrimination to live and love openly despite the
contradictions and complexity of their struggle. [Run
time: 66 minutes]
Against a Trans
Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012
7:30 PM: B101 Living and Learning B
Not Quite White explores the complicated relationship of Arab and Slavic immigrants to American notions of Whiteness – How is Whiteness achieved? What qualifies as “fully American”? The film advances our ongoing conversations about the meaning of Whiteness and the efforts to redefine it. [Run time: 25 minutes]
Two Spirits (film)
Teaching Indians To Be White (1993)This brief but effective program chronicles the attempts to integrate native children into dominant society through educational means. As one episode in the ambitious six-part series Before Columbus, this program is told entirely from the perspective of the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere . It is purposefully expressed as a "one-sided story" - the other side of the Columbus discovery saga not often revealed in textbooks. Suitable for junior high school through general adult audiences, Teaching Indians to Be White provides a new and much-needed perspective on a historically controversial subject.
Depicts the struggle of an
African-American community in Louisiana's "cancer alley" to be
relocated from under the shadow of a Shell chemical plant. Led
by activist Margie Richard, the community tries to convince the
corporate bosses that the plant is a health hazard. Others in
town, especially Shell employees, feel the risk is overstated.
RACE: The power of an illusion Episode Three (2003)"The House We Live In" asks, If race is not biology, what is it? This episode uncovers how race resides not in nature but in politics, economics and culture. It reveals how our social institutions "make" race by disproportionately channeling resources, power, status and wealth to white people.
Race Against Prime Time documents how local television newsmen anoint black community spokespersons, characterize whites as victims and blacks as rioters and fail to place the disturbances within the context of and decades of civic neglect. This film reminds us that twenty-five years after the Kerner report decried media prejudice, news reporting remains very much a white view of black realities.
The Thirty-Minute Blue Eyed (1996)Now Jane Elliott's critically award winning Blue Eyed is available in a more useful, more concise version concentrating all the drama and insight of the original into an even more powerful 30-minute video. Jane Elliott's “blue eyed-brown eyed exercise” is one or the most acclaimed and most widely used diversity training tool ever developed. It has been covered by numerous television documentaries like CBS' Eye of the Storm as well as appearances on the Today, Tonight, Donahue and Oprah shows.
True Colors (1991)
In this startling expose, ABC News Prime Time Live anchor, Diane Sawyer explores skin color prejudice in America with the help of two friends virtually identical in all respects but one-- John is white, Glen is black. Together they take part in a series of hidden camera experiments exploring people's reactions to each in a variety of situations. Acting within the scenario of moving to a new town, Prime Time Live, undercover, follows John and Glen separately as they each try to rent an apartment, respond to job listings, purchase a car, and conduct everyday activities such as shopping. The responses in other the white and racially mixed communities are shocking and consistent. In every instance, John is welcomed into the community while Glen is discouraged by high prices, long waits, and unfriendly salespeople. Diane Sawyer concludes TRUE COLORS with a discussion with John and Glen about the outcome of these experiments and their experiences with discrimination in daily life. A corVISION Media Release Produced by ABC News
The Color of Fear (1995)
The Color of Fear is an insightful, groundbreaking film about the state of race relations in America as seen through the eyes of eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino and African descent. In a series of intelligent, emotional and dramatic confrontations the men reveal the pain and scars that racism has caused them. What emerges is a deeper sense of understanding and trust. This is the dialogue most of us fear, but hope will happen sometime in our lifetime.
The Way Home (1998)Over the course of eight months, sixty-four women representing a cross-section of cultures, (Indigenous, African-American, Arab, Asian, European-American, Jewish, Latina , and Multiracial) came together to share their experience of racism in America. With uncommon courage, the women speak their hearts and minds about resistance, love, assimilation, standards of beauty, power, school experiences, and more. Their candid conversations offer rare access into multi- dimensional worlds invisible to outsiders. The abundance of photographs, dance, and music provides a sensual richness to this provocative piece.
Skin Deep (1995)
Skin Deep chronicles the eye-opening journey of a diverse and divided group of college students as they awkwardly but honestly confront each other's racial prejudices.
Academy Award nominated filmmaker Frances Reid follows students from the University of Massachusetts , Texas A&M, Chico State , and U.C. Berkeley to a challenging racial awareness workshop where they confront each other's innermost feelings about race and ethnicity. She also accompanies them back to their campuses and on visits home in an attempt to understand why they think the way they do.