Read a copy of Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain online through the Library's ebook collection, or reserve a copy to pick up from the Rosenberg Library on the Ocean Campus.
The Pushouts (55 mins)
"I was in prison before I was even born.” So begins the story of Victor Rios - a high school dropout, gang member, and three-time felon by 15. But when a teacher’s quiet persistence, a mentor’s moral conviction, and his best friend’s murder converge, Rios’ path takes an unlikely turn. Two decades later Rios - by then a 36-year-old tenured UC professor, author and national thought leader on the school-to-prison pipeline - gets a call. “Hey Hotshot.” It’s Martín Flores, Rios’ high school mentor, who he hasn’t heard from in 15 years. “I know you’re busy, but I need you to come down to Watts this summer and work with my kids.”
Around the world, black girls are being pushed out of schools because of policies that target them for punishment, says author and social justice scholar Monique W. Morris. The result: countless girls are forced into unsafe futures with restricted opportunities. How can we put an end to this crisis? In an impassioned talk, Morris uncovers the causes of "pushout" and shows how we can work to turn all schools into spaces where black girls can heal and thrive.
Black Minds Matter series of videos on YouTube by Luke Wood.
White People Talking to White People about Racism (1 hour 28 mins)
From the USC Race and Equity Center. June 2020 national eConvening with 3,500 attendees. Moderated by Professor John Pascarella, USC Race and Equity Center Chief Academic Officer. Kathy Obear, Ted Mitchell, Ali Michael, Greg Schulz, and Stephen Sachs were panelists.