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What to Do with Your Media Budget? Invest in Diversity Workshop Films

Posted by Lisa Abbott on June 5, 2014

Joy-DeGruy-in-Crackingthe-Codes Do you have funds that you may lose when the academic year comes to a close? Consider investing in a documentary film designed for training and dialogue in a diversity workshop. Here are four reasons:

  • Flexibility. Documentary film designed for training can be used by faculty and staff in a number of ways including:
    1. Entire film can be shown at an evening screening for the entire campus community
    2. Clips can be used to anchor exercises in diversity workshops
    3. Clips can be used in a series of study groups
    4. Short pieces can be incorporated in existing trainings and courses for more impact

  • Broad Application
    Documentary films on the topic of diversity are accessed by multiple departments on campus, everywhere the conversation about equity is needed:
    • Student Affairs
    • Office of the Dean
    • Faculty and Staff Professional Development
    • Resident Assistants
    • Multicultural Centers
    • Academic Disciplines: Sociology, Communications, Education, History, Psychology, Nursing

  • Long Shelf Life
    An effective diversity & inclusion film can be a go-to resource for years. For example, World Trust films incorporate powerful stories that are timeless, and fill a unique need.  While our best-selling film Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity was released in 2012, the film Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible continues to be adopted for use by institutions because it is one of few films that feature white people talking about overcoming internalized racism and privilege. Other films designed for diversity workshop use include Miss Representation for gender bias. For LGBT diversity, we recommend the films and curricula from Groundspark

  • Affordability
    Films for use in diversity workshops generally range in price from $175 to $350 for institutions, with substantially lower pricing for K-12 schools, public libraries and community groups. 

Explore World Trust's catalog of films designed for use in diversity acivities and workshops.