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Diversity in the Classroom: Streaming Racial Equality Films

Posted by Adwoa Gyimah-Brempong on September 23, 2014

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As the school year kicks off again, so does the perennial problem of how to include media in a syllabus.

When it's a film, short of corralling an entire class to watch a movie together, it can be tough to make it seamlessly easy. But asking your students to stream the film in advance of the class is one way of making it easier to incorporate film as a social justice training tool.

Instructor Kelly Anderson speaks to her peers, and to her own experience, in a blog post on the subject at New Day.

Like everyone else, I had known for a while that media viewing habits are moving towards on-demand streaming. As a middle-aged person who still pops a DVD into my player quite often, however, I hadn’t quite realized that the shift had already happened.

Streaming can be a fantastic option to promote diversity in the classroom and strengthen your race and equality curriculum. Unsure how to narrow your options down? Download our guide with six tips for selecting a diversity training film! 


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World Trust is an organization devoted to racial equity training with love, using film and other curricular resources. Two of our films, Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity and Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible, are available for individual streaming rental. To learn more about our films, please click here

 

Topics: Diversity Training Film Selection