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Anti-Racist, Anti-Oppression Guidance from LREDA
The Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) formed a committee called the Integrity Team that is charged with holding the association to working through an anti-racist, anti-oppression lens. The Integrity Team published a best practices brochure which has helpful guidance for anyone designing or leading religious education programs. It is available free of charge on the UUA website.
Henry Hampton and Public Television
Henry Hampton was a television executive and filmmaker whose impact on mainstream media is undisputed. Besides breaking down professional barriers that had kept African Americans from being producers of film, news and information, Hampton brought African American tellings of African American stories to mainstream television in the Eyes on the Prize PBS series. The PBS website calls Hampton :
... one of the most influential documentary filmmakers in the 20th century. His work chronicled America 's great political and social movements and set new standards for broadcast quality. Blackside, the independent film and television company he founded in 1968, completed 60 major films and media projects that amplified the voices of the poor and disenfranchised. His enduring legacy continues to influence the field in the 21st century.
Independent Lens on PBS
New storytellers continue to bring new stories that change the public face of the America we know. See the Independent Lens home page on the PBS website for documentaries, many with racial justice themes, coming to broadcast/cablecast and links to related blogs and other websites. Another PBS showcase for independent documentaries is the P.O.V. (point of view) series.
The King Center— A Resource
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. left a legacy of working tirelessly for civil rights. His family continues his legacy through the King Center; read more on the website www.thekingcenter.org/.