Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Videos/ DVDs

Anti-Racism Training Video. Dir. The Rev. Canon Carmen Guerrero. 2003. Videocassette. ECUSA and Video Solutions, Inc.

This video takes a multi-dimensional look at racism and its relationship to the Episcopal Church.

Common Witness. Dir. Linda DiLorenzo. 1994. Videocassette. The Matrix of Belonging.

Common Witness is a documentary about a Sister Parish relationship formed between St. Paul A.M.E. and Chapel Cross, a predominantly black church and a predominately white church.

Free Indeed. 1995. Videocassette. Mennonite Central Committee.

This video is a drama that focuses on the issue of white privilege and using that as a start to begin to dismantle racism. It also looks at the issue of white people’s service projects in black communities.

A Journey Towards Peace. 2001. Videocassette. Wisdom Works, Inc.

In this video Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Dr. John Hope Franklin join together to discuss racism and healing on an international level among themselves and with a group of 21 high school students.

Long Night’s Journey into Day. Dir. Frances Reid and Deborah Hoffman. 2000. Videocassette. California Newsreel.

Long Night’s Journey into Day is a documentary about the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This documentary tells the story of four different cases that came before the commission.

Myth of Race. 2000. Videocassette. Mennonite Central Committee.

This video gives a brief exploration of the history of “race” as we know it today. It explores and debunks the idea of race as a biological reality while still recognizing race as a social reality.

No Longer Strangers. 1999. Videocassette. Episcopal Church Center Ministries with Young People Cluster

This video shows an anti-racism training with a group of young people. The video shows by example and by some more direct, written instructions a model for an anti-racism training.

Secret Daughter (Frontline). John Baynard. 1984-1997. Videocassette. Public Broadcasting Service.

Secret Daughter is a documentary about the relationship between a Frontline producer, June Cross, who is the child of a black father and her mother who is white. This documentary shows the complexity not only of June Cross’s relationship with her mother but also explores issues of identity, how racism has changed in the United States, race and the entertainment industry, and what it means to be and find a family in the midst of racism, fear, and divorce.

(2)*Seeing the Face of God in Each Other. Dir. The Rev. Canon Carmen Guerrero. 2003. Videocassette. ECUSA.

This video takes a multi-dimensional look at racism and its relationship to the Episcopal Church.

Skin Deep. Videocassette. California Newsreel.

Skin Deep is a documentary about a group of college students who are brought together for a three-day retreat with the purpose of discussing racism in their personal and college lives. This documentary touches on a wide array of issues that relate to racism.

The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till. Dir. Keith A. Beauchamp. 2005. DVD. Till Freedom Come.

This documentary tells the story of Emmett Louis Till, a black male who was murdered at the age of fourteen in Mississippi in August of 1955. Many believe that this incident helped to spark of the Civil Rights Movement.

The Way Home. Dir. Shakti Butler. 1998. Videocassette. World Trust.

This is a documentary in which many women who live(d) in the United States and who are from a variety of different countries, races, sexual orientations, and ethnicities talk about their identities and racism and discrimination in the United States.


Adams, Maurianne, Lee Anne Bell, and Pat Griffin. Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice: A Sourcebook. New York: Routledge, 1997.

This book gives the theoretical foundations and framework for bringing up issues such as racism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, anti-Semitism, and classism in the classroom. It provides information as well as curriculum ideas to get across that information to diverse groups of students.

Berlin, Ira, Marc Favreau, and Steven F. Miller. Remembering Slavery. New York: The New Press, 1998.

In this book, Berlin provides a historic framework for the sharing of stories from some of the last black witnesses to slavery. Berlin’s historical information and the narratives of many black people who were witnesses to slavery look at slavery from many different social and political dimensions. There are two cassette tapes accompanying this book with live, recorded interviews and readings from people who were formerly slaves.

Billings-Harris, Lenora. The Diversity Advantage: A Guide to Making Diversity Work. Greensboro, North Carolina: Oakhill Press, 1998.

In this book, Billings-Harris discusses how to make a diverse work environment that feels comfortable and safe for all. She looks tries to teach the reader how to unlearn the many racist, homophobic, and ablest points of view that many have. She also looks at diversity from a legal aspect.

Danquah, Meri Nana-Ama. Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman’s Journey Through Depression. New York: One World, 1999.

This book is the memoirs of black woman battling with depression and how societal notions of the gender of black women affects her struggle.

Derman-Sparks, Louise and Carol Brunson Phillips. Teaching/ Learning Anti-Racism: A Developmental Approach. New York: Teachers College Press, 1997.

In this book, two anti-racism trainers for over twenty years, one White and one Black, share not only their anti-racism training curriculum but their personal successes and failures and insights and reactions from some of their many students.

Griffin, Paul R. Seeds of Racism in the Soul of America. Cleveland, Ohio: The Pilgrim Press, 1999.

This book challenges the notion that racism is something that originated in the south and is only carried on today by Southern, “rednecks.” Griffin argues that some of the roots of racism in the United States come from supposedly Christian values of the Puritan era that are still present in our whole society’s value-system today. He shows how those values have changed and morphed since the founding of the United States and how they are present and contributing to racism today.

Journal of Convention: The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. 2005.

Journal of Convention: The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. 2004.

Katz, Judith H. White Awareness: Handbook for Anti-Racism Training. Oklahoma: The University of Oklahoma Press, 1978.

This book provides a framework for anti-racism training for groups of white people and also provides ideas for activities and discussion topics. It also provides a list of resources for anti-racism trainings and instructions for how to use those resources.

Kirk-Duggan, Cheryl. Mary Had a Baby: An Advent Study Based on African-American Spirituals. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2003.

This book looks at four different African-American spirituals having to do with the Advent and then gives an interpretation of the spiritual and applies verses from the Bible to the spiritual either to show its origin or to further explain it.

Marofsky, Myrna. The Art of Diversity Training: A Learning Tool and Practical Guide to Stellar Diversity Training. Minneapolis: ProGroup, 1998.

This book looks at how to successfully facilitate a diversity training. This book shows the facilitator how to view, judge, and react to the group they are training and also gives more general guidelines on how to be a good facilitator.

Rasmussen, Tina. The ASTD Trainer’s Sourcebook: Diversity. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1996.

This book provides a variety of different resources for one who is going to run a diversity training. It has information, exercises, overheads, and workshop checklists to help add to your own diversity training program.

(2) Richardson, Tommie M. and Brenda A. Williams. African-Americans in Treatment: Dealing with Cultural Differences. Hazelden, 1990.

This is a pamphlet about African Americans in treatment, specifically twelve-step programs for drug and alcohol abuse. It is a pamphlet written by African Americans to help other African Americans recover from addiction.

(2) Shattuck Jr., Gardiner H. Episcopalians and Race: Civil War to Civil Rights. Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

This book looks at the “relationship between black communities and the predominately white leadership of the Episcopal Church since the Civil War.” Gardiner also focuses on the civil rights era and how that has affected the church.

Yancey, Philip. Soul Survivor: How my Faith Survived the Church. New York: Doubleday, 2001.

In this book, Yancey looks at a variety of different individual such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Robert Coles, and Leo Tolstoy and describes how they helped him to keep his Christian faith despite the racist and homophobic messages he often got from the church.

*The number in parentheses shows this number of copies in the possession of the ARC. If no number is shown that that means that there is only one copy under ARC ownership.