Harvard minorities inspire students of color around the world

theGRIO REPORT – The student group I, Too, Am Harvard at Harvard University, which celebrates diversity at one of the nation’s top educational institutions, is inspiring other students from other …

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I, Too, Am Harvard

“A photo campaign highlighting the faces and voices of black students at Harvard College. Our voices often go unheard on this campus, our experiences are devalued, our presence is questioned– this project is our way of speaking back, of claiming this campus, of standing up to say: We are here. This place is ours. We, TOO, are Harvard. The #itooamharvard photo campaign is inspired by I, Too, Am Harvard, a play based on interviews with members of the black community exploring and affirming our diverse experiences as black students at Harvard College. The original play premieres on Friday March 7th, 2014 at 7 PM in Lowell Lecture Hall on the campus of Harvard College.”

 

facebook.com/itooamharvard @iTooAmHarvard #itooamharvard

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The secret to changing the world: Lee Mun Wah at TEDx

“Lee Mun Wah is an internationally renowned Chinese American documentary filmmaker, author, poet, Asian folk teller, educator, community therapist and master diversity trainer.

 

He is the Founder and Executive Director of StirFry Seminars & Consulting, a diversity training company that provides educational tools and workshops on cross-cultural communication and awareness, mindful facilitation, and conflict mediation techniques.

 

His most famous film about racism, The Color of Fear, won the Gold Medal for Best Social Studies Documentary and in 1995, Oprah Winfrey did a one-hour special on the film and Lee Mun Wah’s life.

 

In 2013, he will be releasing his latest film, If These Halls Could Talk, which focuses on college students speaking their truth about racism and other diversity issues in higher education and beyond.

 

Lee Mun Wah talks about the power of cultural perspective and the need to reach beyond the superficial in making cross-cultural connections.’

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Standing up for our children

If a child grows up with a parent who has zero tolerance of racism, the child grows up knowing that it is not okay to undervalue other human beings. Is this radical? Perhaps.

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‘Brown babies’: The Mischlingskinder Story

Emmy award–winning journalist and executive producer Regina Griffin presents her  documentary, Brown Babies: The Mischlingskinder Story, at a free screening Tuesday, January 7, at noon at the National Archives Building in…

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Rule No. 1: Notice Difference

My son has taken to calling himself Black as he has learned that Black is a culture/ethnic heritage and not necessarily a skin color. At school someone overheard him say, “Cause I’m Black!

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Books on American history

The perfect American history book would be produced by five historians: a Black American, a Native American, a White American, an Asian American and a Latino American. They would each have equal editorial control, with the Native American as the head.

Community Village‘s insight:

I have read Nell Irvin Painter’s book “The History of White People” and can attest that she’s a great writer who provides a good amount of detail while being accessible at the same time. When I say accessible, I mean she doesn’t write only at the level of genius professor.

I have a different James W. Loewen book called “Teaching What Really Happened”. I haven’t finished it yet but what I have read is really good. He has other books I want to read: Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism; The Mississippi Chinese : Between Black and White.
All his books have around four out of five stars on Amazon:

I have heard good things about “Occupied America: A History of Chicanos”. It has around 4 stars on Amazon and is in it’s 7th edition now.

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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

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The world’s largest institution dedicated to the African American experience!

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History provides learning opportunities, exhibitions, programs and events based on collections and research that explore the diverse history and culture of African Americans and their African origins.

Founded in 1965 by Detroit obstetrician Dr. Charles Wright

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school segregation and the race – 2008

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45th Annual Montana High School Association Cross Country Championship in Missoula, Mont.

Community Village‘s insight:

school segregation and the race struggle

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