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Category: Organizing for Change


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  • Amy Goodman on the Movements Changing America (parts 1&2) (VB #104.02&03) :
    The award-winning journalist/author on the importance of grassroots activism and independent media. (Feb. 2017) (7/10/17)
  • Fixing Systems, Demystifying Ideologies (VB #103.01) :
    Kevin Kumashiro of the Center for Anti- Oppressive Education focused his 2016 Educating for Social Justice keynote speech on broadening social change to larger issues. (4/3/17) --Video-- Streaming
  • Taking Back Our Democracy (parts 1&2) (VB #103.07&08) :
    A panel of concerned citizens spoke about how corporate money influences legislation in Oregon using an energy bill as an example. (5/15/17)
  • Change the Story, Change the World (parts 1&2) (VB #102.10&11) :
    Charles Eisenstein discusses how our culture is changing from a story of separation to a story of inter-being -- a voice of hope in these troubled times. (3/6/17)
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  • Paul Engler: Change the World through Peaceful Uprising (parts 1&2) (VB #100.07&08) :
    Community organizer and author Paul Engler describes different styles of non-violent organizing and how they can be used for maximum impact. 8/15/16
  • Prison Art Changes Lives (parts 1&2) (VB #94.09&10) :
    Ashley Lucas, Director of Prison Creative Arts Project at U of Michigan exhibits prisoners' art. She describes how imprisonment affects families and art programs change and save lives. 3/2/15 --Video-- Streaming
  • Curtis Acosta: Teaching and Organizing for Justice (Parts 1&2) (VB #92.02&03) :
    Curtis Acosta, educator and organizer, speaks about his successful ethnic studies program and the forces arrayed against it. 7/7/14
  • Stan Karp on Common Core 2013 (Parts 1&2) (VB #89.11&12) :
    The editor of Rethinking Schools Magazine discusses the real agendas behind "Common Core," a program meant to replace "No Child Left Behind" -- which is just as bad for teachers (and students). 12/9/13
  • Organizing on the Left (parts 1&2) (VB #79.13&80.1):
    At the Rural Organizing Project's annual meeting, guests and leaders speak about the political machinations of the "right," the Tea Party, and what the left needs to do to effect social change. 6/11 --Video----Clip--
  • Not Waiting for Superman(parts 1&2) (VB #78.8&9):
    Stan Karp, editor of Rethinking Schools Magazine, rebuts attacks on teachers' unions and public schools epitomized in the "Waiting for Superman" documentary. 2/11 --Video----Clip--
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    LAS LOMAS PROJECT (PERU):

  • Las Lomas and International Women's Day/ Earthquake Recovery in Barranquito, Las Lomas and Sol Naciente (Peru 2010) (VB #76.05&06):
    Yvonne Simmons returned to Peru, joined women marching for justice, and interviewed families still recovering in the earthquake zone. 7/10
  • Earth Day and Earthquake in Peru (VB #69.02):
    Flying Focus producer/human rights activist Yvonne Simmons visited several areas affected by the August, 2007 earthquake, documenting children celebrating Earth Day, making crafts, and learning communication skills. (Peru 2008A) 10/08
  • Las Lomas Children Take Action for Running Water/Peace, Justice & Animal Rights in Peru (Peru 2007)(VB #63.09&10):
    (Part 1) Children perform street theatre for their mayor asking for clean, safe water; (Part 2) Women's International League for Peace and Freedom office in Lima; child workers rummaging through garbage; volunteers alleviate the suffering of the dogs. 5/07
  • Lima, Peru: Problems & Solutions /
    Human Rights Day & Chocolatada for the Working Children of Peru (Peru 2006)
    (VB #57.09&8) :
    Part I: A women's project improves life in a poor, violent area; tour of a barebones health clinic; assisting stray dogs.
    Part II: Children celebrate and perform on Human Rights Day and Christmas, 2005. 5/06
  • Working for Human Rights in Peru/
    Working for Human and Animal Rights in Peru (Peru 2005)
    (VB #57.05&11) :
    Flying Focus member Yvonne Simmons works with Peruvians who live on a garbage dump to open a community center and aid their dogs in August, 2004 and March, 2005. 10/05 & 11/05

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  • Bolivia Int. WILPF Congress 2007 (VB #66.09&10):
    Resolutions for worldwide peace and justice, and leaders speak about peace, globalization, the environment, U.S. military bases, and call for women to unite in order to create change. 2/08
  • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom's 90th Anniversary Celebration (parts 1&2) (VB #55.11&12) :
    WILPF's Portland branch marches through downtown Portland and gathers at Portland State University for statements from powerful, dedicated women who have been speaking out against war for many years. 6/05
  • Marshall Rosenberg: Introduction to Non-Violent Communication (parts 1&2) (VB #53.04&05) :
    Guru of non-violent resolution uses humor, song, and compassion to explain ways to reduce conflict. 10/04
  • Anger Management (parts 1&2) (VB #52.03&04) :
    OPI workshop of the benefits and costs of anger, emotional triggers, strategies for dealing with volatile situations and ways to transform anger. 7/04
  • Values, Cultures, and Conflicts (parts 1&2) (VB #51.08&09) :
    Womantree workshop on verbal and non-verbal communication styles in different cultures and ways to minimize conflicts that may arise. 5/04
  • Building Consensus (VB #48.11):
    Discussion of the benefits and how-to's of group decision-making by consensus. 9/03
  • Conflict Within Groups (VB #47.09) :
    Frances Kaplan, therapist, mediator and educator, conducts workshop about common factors that lead to intra-group conflict along with suggestions for dealing with them in a constructive way. 5/03
  • Creating Enemies (VB #47.01) :
    Amanda Byron, mediator, educator and community organizer, leads workshop about factors that contribute to a climate of hatred to explain the process used to turn "others" into our enemies.
ALSO SEE:The Chick Who Always Talks About Atrocities in the Congo at Parties / One Person Can Make a Big Difference and
A Nonviolent Response to Genocide under Foreign Affairs/Africa

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