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Suggested Reading & Viewing

Books

         Race

          LGBTQ+

          Women’s Rights

           Holocaust Remembrance 

Articles

Movies

  • Freedom Writers (2007) | PG-13 | Based on a true story. In the wake of the 1992 LA Riots, English teacher Erin Gruwell accepts a position at an underperforming high school and is assigned a classroom of at-risk teenagers. Quickly identifying racial tensions and violence in the lives of her students, Gruwell decides to focus her cirriculum on the Holocaust and encouraging her students to share their stories in diaries. Starring Hilary Swank, April Lee Hernandez, Mario, Giovannie Samuels and Patrick Dempsey. Featuring Pat Carroll as Miep Gies.
  • Hamilton: An American Musical (2020) | PG-13 | Based on the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. A fast-paced hip hop, rap, R&B, pop and soul musical based on the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton, featuring a multicultural cast to show “America then, told by America now.” Starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr, Phillipa Soo, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs, Christopher Jackson, Anthony Ramos, Okieriete Onaodowan, Jonathan Groff, and Jasmine Cephas-Jones.

Activities

  • Project Implicit: Implicit Bias Association Test – via Harvard University
  • What is Your American Dream Score? – via MovingUpUSA.com: “Spend five minutes taking this quiz, and you’ll find out what factors were working in your favor and what you had to overcome to get where you are today. At the end, you’ll receive an overall score and a personalized summary of the results (and probably a big dose of pride and gratitude).” No personal identification information necessary!

 

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