Knowledge Is Power!
Dear White People
Based on the acclaimed film of the same name, this Netflix-original series follows a group of students of color at Winchester University, a predominantly white Ivy League college. The students are faced with a landscape of cultural bias, social injustice, misguided activism and slippery politics. Through an absurdist lens, the series uses irony, self-deprecation, brutal honesty and humor to highlight issues that still plague today's"post-racial" society. Creator Justin Simien serves as an executive producer.
The Rachel Divide
Rachel Dolezal, the former leader of the NAACP's Spokane branch, becomes a national news story when she is exposed for faking her black ancestry.
“Homecoming King” Hasan Minhaj
In his first stand-up special, Hasan Minhaj weaves humorous and heartbreaking anecdotes to tell his life story as an Indian-American Muslim. Topics include racism, bullying and meeting the demanding expectations of his immigrant parents.
An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.
Reel Injun is a 2009 Canadian documentary film directed by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes that explores the portrayal of Native Americans in film. Reel Injun is illustrated with excerpts from classic and contemporary portrayals of Native people in Hollywood movies and interviews with filmmakers, actors and film historians, while director Diamond travels across the United States to visit iconic locations in motion picture as well as American Indian history.
Dining: Fasika (Ethiopian in St. Paul) Quruxlow Restaurant (Somalian in Minneapolis) El Burrito Mercado - Saint Paul
Karmel (Somali) Mall in MPLS
Mercado Central in MPLS
Midtown Global Market in Mpls
Hmong Village in Saint Paul
Somalis in MN Exhibit at the MN History Center
Minnesota History Center
3rd Floor Gallery
June 23, 2018—June 9 2019
Included with admission
See this new exhibit on Somali history and culture, developed in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society and the Somali Museum of Minnesota, which houses a collection of more than 700 pieces and offers a wide range of educational programs about Somali traditional culture at the museum and throughout the region.
They also have other events here:
Attend a Mosque - open to non-muslims
Open anytime - registration is required
SURG Meeting/Activities (Showing Up for Racial Justice)
SURG believe in collective liberation -- and that none of us can be free until we end white supremacy
Mixed Blood Theater: Check out shows running all year!
Online Resources and Publications
Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Studentshttps://www.tolerance.org/sites/default/files/2018-09/TT-LGBTQ-Best-Practices-Guide.pdf
MN Department of Ed
A Toolkit for Ensuring Safe and Supportive Schools for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students
Controlling the Student Body (through dress codes)