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  • Diversity Protest on Greene Street in Fall 2020

Fostering a Difference Podcast

Join us as we talk with local and national-known guests who are making a difference regarding social issues and problems in America. Whether education, affordable housing, food insecurity or other issues, the podcast will speak truth to power and give listeners the tools to make a difference.

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Other Media

Want to learn more? Check out select resources below. Is there a book, video, or podcast that has impacted how you think about DEI? Social justice? Let us know! 





  • I Am Not Your Negro – Documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson that, drawing on insights from James Baldwin, is a journey into Black history that connects the Civil Rights movement at BLM. 
  • The Central Park Five – this 2012 documentary tells the story of the five Black and Latino teenagers who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in NYC’s Central Park in 1989. Also a series on Netflix called When They See Us. 
  • A Conversation on Race – A series of short films about identity in America. 
  • Biased – by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt, a social psychologist at Stanford. 
  • Stamped from the Beginning – by Ibram X. Kendi. Chronicles the history of anti-black racist ideas in American history. 
  • So You Want to Talk About Race – by Ijeoma Oluo. Examines the world through a racial lens, addressing issues ranging from police brutality to intersectionality. 
  • Code SwitchHosted by journalists of color, this podcast tackles the subject of race with empathy and humor. 
  • Scene on Radio documentary series “Seeing White– Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for? 
  • About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge features key voices from anti-racist activism and the recent history that lead to the politics of today . 
  • Strange Fruit – Jaison Gardner and Dr. Kaila Story talk race, gender, and LGBTQ issues. 


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