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Not in some heaven, light-years away.
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Now is the Kingdom, now is the day!

 

Marty Haugen
 

 

 

DIVERSITY CLASSROOM RESOURCES:

WEBSITES

http://www.tolerance.org/teach/index.jsp

Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, TEACHING TOLERANCE is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children. To us, tolerance is an ethic.
We provide free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and abroad. Our self-titled
magazine is sent to 400,000 educators twice annually, in September and January, and tens of thousands of educators use our free curricular kits. More than 10,000 schools participate in our annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day program.
Web-exclusive offerings include
downloadable curricula, other classroom activities and materials for youth and parents/guardians.
Our teaching materials have won two Oscars, an Emmy and more than 20 honors from the Association of Educational Publishers, including two Golden Lamp Awards, the industry's highest honor. Scientific surveys demonstrate that our programs help students learn respect for differences and bolster teacher practice.
The best way to stay in touch with us is by subscribing to our
free e-newsletter.

 

http://www.everyday-democracy.org/en/Index.aspx

EVERYDAY DEMOCRACY (formerly the Study Circles Resource Center) is a national organization that helps local communities find ways for all kinds of people to think, talk and work together to solve problems. We work with neighborhoods, cities and towns, regions, and states, helping them pay particular attention to how racism and ethnic differences affect the problems they address.

 

http://www.teachersagainstprejudice.org/index.html

TEACHERS AGAINST PREJUDICE is a grass-roots organization created by and for: Educators, Students, Parents & Concerned citizens.

Together we can: Build Community, Promote understanding, respect, appreciation and acceptance for all people, & Develop a climate in which

we are all enriched by each other.

 

White Privilege (What's That?) - Investigating the Invisible  (5 min. download time)

 

http://www.ferris.edu/JIMCROW/

Our mission is to promote racial tolerance by helping people understand the historical and contemporary expressions of intolerance.

 

http://www.racewithistory.org/

We are people from many different walks of life who share a wish to explore our roots and discover how a deeper knowledge of past events can help us overcome historic antagonisms, heal historic wounds and create a more open and honest world.

 

htt://www/savedarfur.org

The Save Darfur Coalition is an alliance of over 100 faith-based, humanitarian and human rights organizations. Our mission is to raise public awareness and to mobilize an effective unified response to the atrocities that threaten the lives of two million people in the Darfur region.

 

http://www.american-pictures.com/english/index.html

An outsider looking in: A Danish vagabond's personal journey through the American underclass:

A  documentary with 3,000 pictures,  music, interviews and narration presented on two screens.

A visually moving and therapeutically healing journey through the deep racist subconsciousness of the spectator. 

One of the most successful campus events ever in America presented more than 1150 times in  300 colleges.

 

http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/home/index.html

THE LAY LESBIAN AND STRAIGHT EDUCATION NETWORK is a national education organization working to ensure safe schools for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. We strive to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

 

http://www.fvkasa.org/

KIDS AS SELF-ADVOCATES(KASA) is a national, grassroots project created by youth with disabilities for youth. We are teens and young adults with disabilities speaking out. KASA knows youth can make choices and advocate for themselves if they have the information and support they need. We are leaders in our communities, and we help spread helpful, positive information among our peers to increase knowledge around various issues. We also help health care professionals, policymakers and other adults in our communities understand what it is like to live our lives and we participate in discussions about how to help each other succeed.

 

http://www.dosomething.org/

Do Something believes you have the power to make a difference. It is our aim to inspire, support and celebrate a generation of doers: people who see the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action. At DoSomething.org we provide the tools and resources for you to convert your ideas and energy into positive action. Be part of a generation of doers.

 

American Civil Liberties Union

We work to extend constitutional rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including Native Americans and other people of color; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; women; mental-health patients; prisoners; people with disabilities; and the poor.


Amnesty International/USA

We are people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work.With more than 2.2 million supporters, activists and volunteers in over 150 countries, and complete independence from government, corporate or national interests, we work to protect human rights worldwide. Our vision is of a world in which every person - regardless of race, religion, gender, or ethnicity - enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.


Anti-Defamation League

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.”

Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and

protects civil rights for all.
 

Civilrights.org

CivilRights.org is a collaboration of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund.

Its mission: to serve as the site of record for relevant and up-to-the minute civil rights news and information.

 

FILMS, VIDEOS, DOCUMENTARIES:

The Life and Times of Harvey Milk. Documentary on the life and assassination of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to office

 in California. Available in NDP Library.

 

Philadelphia. A homosexual lawyer with AIDS is fired and sues to win his job back.  Deal with the civil and human rights of people who are homosexual, and those who have HIV/AIDS.

 

A Class Divided. 'One day in 1968, Jane Elliott, a teacher in a small, all-white Iowa town, divided her third grade class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups and gave them a daring lesson in discrimination.  This is the story of that lesson, its lasting impact on the children, and its enduring power thirty years later.' (PBS/Frontline). Available. in NDP Library. For lesson plan ideas go to: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/divided/

The 2 Towns of Jasper.  PBS documentary about the dragging death of  James Byrd. They sent a white and black film crew to get the story, and the 2 stories they came back with say a lot about race relations in the U.S. today. See lesson plan: http://www.ndpteachers.org/justice/wp_lesson_plan.htm. Available in NDP Library.

For The Bible Tells Me So. Documentary about homosexuality, biblical fundamentalism and families: http://www.forthebibletellsmeso.org/indexd.htm

 

BOOKS:

FOR TEACHERS:

Readings for Diversity and Social Justice: An Anthology on Racism, Antisemistism, Sexism, Heterosexism, Ableism, and Classism. 

Adams, Maureen, Warren J. Blumenfield, Rosie Castañeda, Heather W. Hackman, Madeline L. Peters, Ximena Zúñiga, eds.   Routledge, New York, 2000.  From the Amazon Books.com Product Description  The first reader to cover the scope of oppressions in America. It covers six thematic issues: racism, sexism, Anti-Semitism, heterosexism, classism, and ableism. It is designed to challenge students to take action to end oppressive behavior and to affirm diversity and racial justice.”  An essential teacher resource.


Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice. Adams, Maureen, Lee Anne Bell, and Pat Griffin.  New York, 2007. This companion book to the above provides background information, detailed lesson plans and activities for teachers who want to introduce social justice and diversity issues into their curricula and classrooms.  Very ‘user friendly’.

 

Always My Child”: A Parent’s Guide To Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter.  

Stresses the importance of family acceptance for a child's self-esteem and the need to create a safe haven at home for GLBTQ teens, who often feel depressed, isolated, and harassed by peers and society at large (amazonbooks.com).

 

Creating Safe Environments for LGBT Students: A Catholic Schools Perspective. Bayly, Michael. Routledge, March 2, 2007.

" Addresses an issue at the frontier of diversity training for Catholic schools. This five session, comprehensive training program is the resource that Catholic schools need to create an environment of dignity and respect for those students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. With its engaging background readings and provocative discussion questions, the training program is tailor-made for raising the consciousness of caring, well-intentioned faculty members who may not be aware of the needs of the LGBT teens in their school (Lorraine Kilmartin, Editor in Chief, Saint Mary's Press).

 

 

BOOKS:

FOR EVERYONE:

 

      

AGEISM:  

Gullette, Margaret Morganroth. Aged By Culture. University of Chicago Press, 2004

 

ANTI-SEMITISM:  

Weisel, Elie.  Night.  New York: Bantam, 1982.

 

HOMOPHOBIA: 

Blumenthal, Warren.  Homophobia: How We All Pay The Price.  Beacon Press, 1992.

RACISM

  • Carter, Forrest.  The Education of Little Tree.  Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1986.
  • Kane, Pearl Rock and Orsini, Alfonso, J.The Color of Excellence . NYC: Teachers College Press, Columbia Univ., 2003.
  • Kochman, Thomas.  Black and White Styles in Conflict.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981.
  • Landsman, Julie.  A White Teacher Talks About Race.  Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2001.
  • Lincoln, C. Eric.  Race, Religions and the Continuing American Dilemma.  New York, NY: Hill and Wang, 1999.
  • Mathabane, Mark.  Kaffir Boy.  New York: Macmillan, 1986.
  • Peters, William.  A Class Divided: Then and Now.  New Haven, Connecticut: Yale, 1987.
  • Rodriguez, Richard.  Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez.  New York: Bantam, 1982.
  • Rutstein, Nathan.The Racial Conditioning of Our Children. Albion, MI: Nat'l Resource Center for the Healing of Racism, 2001.
  • Stern-LaRosa, and Bettman, Ellen H.  Hate Hurts: How Children Learn and Unlearn Prejudice.NYC: Scholastic, Inc., 2000.
  • Tan, Amy.  The Kitchen God's Wife.  G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1991.
  • Walker, Alice.  The Color Purple.  New York: Washington Square, 1982.
  • Williams, Juan.  Eyes on the Prize.  New York: Viking, 1987.
  • Wright, Richard.  Black Boy.  New York: Harper and Row, 1969.

SEXISM

  • Atwood, Margaret.  The Handmaid's Tale.  New York: Ballantine, 1985.

  • Gilligan, Carol.  In A Different Voice.  Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1982.

  • Wilson-Scheaf, Anne.  Women's Reality.  San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1985.

  • Wolf, Naomi.  The Beauty Myth.  Toronto: Random House, 1990.

  • Pipher, Mary. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls. New York: Ballentine, 1994

 

Recommended Films: Elementary School

Because of Winn Dixie (2005)

Ferngully (1992)

Finding Nemo (2003)

Fly Away Home (1996)

Ice Age (2002)

Lilo & Stitch (2002)

The Lorax (1972)

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

Mulan (1998)

Open Season (2006)

Pocahontas (1995)

Ruby Bridges (1998)

Selma, Lord Selma (1999)

Shrek (2001)

Shrek 2 (2004)

Documentary

Mad Hot Ballroom (2006)

Recommended Films: Middle School

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

Amazing Grace (2006, 2007 U.S.)

Amistad (1997)

The Attic (1992)

Black Like Me (1964)

The Boys of Baraka (2005)

Brian's Song (1971)

Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

Cool Runnings (1993)

The Color of Friendship (2000)

Cry, the Beloved Country (1995, 1951)

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Drumline (2002)

Freedom Writers (2007)

Glory (1989)

Glory Road (2006)

Goodnight and Good Luck (2005)

Gracie (2007)

The Great White Hope (1970)

Gung Ho (1986)

Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters (1999)

I Am Sam (2002)

Imitation of Life (1959)

Ishi: The Last of His Tribe (1978)

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

The Killing Floor (1985)

Little Big Man (1970)

The Loretta Claiborne Story (2000)

The Mighty (1998)

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Music of the Heart (1999)

Pride (2007)

Pushing Hands (1992) 7th & 8th grades

Rabbit Proof Fence (2003)

Radio (2003)

Remember the Titans (2000)

The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

Ruby Bridges (1998)

The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

Separate but Equal (1991)

Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2003)

Swing Kids (1993)

10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

West Side Story (1961)

Whale Rider (2003)

Whitewash (1995)

X-Men (2000)

The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)

Documentaries

America and the Holocaust (1994)

Chisholm '72-Unbiased and Unbought (2005)

Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005)

Control Room (2004)

Eyes on the Prize I and II (1987)

Face: A Portrait (1999)

Hawaii's Last Queen: The Embattled Reign of Queen Lili'uokalani (1997)

Incident at Oglala—The Leonard Peltier Story (1992)

Ishi: The Last Yahi (1992)

Mad Hot Ballroom (2006)

Mystic Voices: The Story of the Pequot Wars (2005)

On Our Watch (2007)

The Port of Last Resort: Refuge in Shanghai (1998)

Seeing Daylight: Alaska's Tlingit and Their Culture (1996)

Slavery, The Making Of America (2004)

Sugihara (2000)

The Truth About Lies (1991)

Young at Heart (2007/2008)

 

Recommended Films: High School

Amazing Grace (2006, 2007 U.S.)

Amistad (1997)

Antwone Fisher (2002)

The Attic (1992)

Bend It Like Beckham (2003)

Birth of a Nation (1915)

Black Like Me (1964)

Born into Brothels (2004)

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

The Boys of Baraka (2005)

Boyz 'n the 'Hood (1991)

Blood Diamond (2006)

Bring It On (2000)

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

The Class (2008) *in French with English subtitles

r(2005)

Cool Runnings (1993)

Crash (2005)

Cry, the Beloved Country (1995, 1951)

Down in the Delta (1998)

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Drumline (2002)

Erin Brockovich (2000)

A Family Thing (1996)

Finding Forrester (2002)

Freaky Friday (2003)

Freedom Writers (2007)

Frozen River (2008)

Gangs of New York (2002)

Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

Giant (1956)

Glory (1989)

Glory Road (2006)

Good Morning Vietnam (1987)

Goodnight and Good Luck (2005)

The Great Debaters (2007)

The Great White Hope (1970)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Guilty by Suspicion (1991)

Gung Ho (1986)

Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters (1999)

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Hoop Dreams (1994)

The Hurricane (1999)

In & Out (1997)

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Ishi: The Last of His Tribe (1978)

Jasper, Texas (2003)

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

The Killing Floor (1985)

The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

Light It Up (2000)

Little Big Man (1970)

The Loretta Claiborne Story (2000)

Maid in Manhattan (2002)

Malcolm X (1992)

Maria Full of Grace (2004)

Mask (1985)

Milk (2008)

Miss Evers' Boys (1997)

Mississippi Burning (1988)

Mississippi Masala (1991)

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

Norma Rae (1979)

North Country (2005)

Philadelphia (1993)

The Pianist (2003)

Pride (2007)

Pushing Hands (1992)

Rabbit Proof Fence (2003)

Radio (2003)

Rainman (1988)

Remember the Titans (2000)

Rent (2005)

Roe vs. Wade (1989)

The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

Rosewood (1997)

Salt of the Earth (1954)

Save the Last Dance (2001)

Saving Face (2004)

Schindler's List (1993)

The Long Way Home (1997)

The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

Separate but Equal (1991)

The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)

Something the Lord Made (2004)

Stand and Deliver (1987)

Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2003)

Swing Kids (1993)

Talk to Me* (2007) *Nudity and Language

10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)

The Voyage of the Damned (1978)

Transamerica (2005)

Thunderheart (1992)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

12 Angry Men (1957)

The Voyage of the Damned (1976)

Walkout (2006)

Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)

West Side Story (1961)

Whale Rider (2003)

Documentaries

Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene (2008)

America and the Holocaust (1994)

Born into Brothels (2004)

Bowling for Columbine (2002)

The Celluloid Closet (1995)

Chisholm '72—Unbossed and Unbought (2005)

Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005)

Control Room (2004)

18 in '08 (2008)

Eyes on the Prize I and II (1987)

Further Off the Straight and Narrow (2007)

God Grew Tired of Us (2007)

Hawaii's Last Queen: The Embattled Reign of Queen Lili'uokalani (1997)

Hollywood on Trial (1976)

Incident at Oglala—The Leonard Peltier Story (1992)

Ishi: The Last Yahi (1992)

Life and Debt (2001)

Mystic Voices: The Story of the Pequot Wars (2005)

On Our Watch (2007)

Oskar Schindler (1997)

Out of the Past (1998)

The Port of Last Resort: Refuge in Shanghai (1998)

Seeing Daylight: Alaska's Tlingit and Their Culture (1996)

Slavery, the Making of America (2004)

Sugihara (2000)

Unconstitutional (2004)

The Wannsee Conference (1984)

What Do You Believe? (2006)

When the Levees Broke (2006)

Wounded Knee: Pine Ridge and the Sioux (2005)

 

college:

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Kissing Jessica Stein (2002)

The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

Light It Up (2000)

Longtime Companion (1990)

The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

Malcolm X (1992)

Mambo Italiano (2003)

Maria Full of Grace (2004)

MASH (1970)

Milk (2008)

Miss Evers' Boys (1997)

Mississippi Burning (1988)

Mississippi Masala (1991)

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

The Namesake (2006)

Norma Rae (1979)

North Country (2005)

Pat & Mike (1952)

Philadelphia (1993)

The Pianist (2003)

Pride (2007)

Pushing Hands (1992)

Rabbit Proof Fence (2003)

Rainman (1988)

Real Women Have Curves (2003)

Rent (2005)

Roe vs. Wade (1989)

The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

Rosewood (1997)

Salt of the Earth (1954)

Saving Face (2004)

Schindler's List (1993)

Separate but Equal (1991)

Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)

Something New (2006)

Something the Lord Made (2004)

Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2003)

Talk to Me (2007)

Transamerica (2005)

Thunderheart (1992)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Tootsie (1982)

The Voyage of the Damned (1976)

Walkout (2006)

West Side Story (1961)

Whale Rider (2003)

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