Project C: Episode 3 - Taking ActionOriginal Webcast Date:
AboutIn this episode of Project C, our student reporters continue their journey of discovery by meeting with activists working on current issues of inequality and discrimination. Join us as we challenge today's youth to acquire the skills needed to examine, confront and overcome contemporary injustices while engaged in the study of the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. Human rights activist Shelly Stewart and Immigration reform activist Arturo Burciaga answer questions submitted by students during the live event.
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This issue guide is a companion piece to Project C. It was created to encourage open discussions and civic engagement by highlighting important events and actions within the civil rights movement. Click here for the E-book
The book was developed by the David Mathews Center for Civic Life which is a non-profit organization that works with citizens who want to make positive, innovative decisions that lead to action in their communities on issues that concern them. The center works to encourage sustainable community practices that are aimed at building and preserving a healthy democracy.
Bullying: What is it? How do we prevent it?
This issue guide provides a brief overview of the bullying issue and outlines three approaches to addressing this public issue.
Although bullying is often thought of as only a school-related problem, in reality it affects us all. Bullies can be students, parents, teachers, administrators, work colleagues, or others in the community. Likewise, bullying can occur at school, at work, at church, or at other community functions… Today, most states have legislation requiring schools to address bullying. Yet bullying remains prevalent in our schools, workplaces, and communities.”
– Dr. Cynthia Reed of Auburn University’s Truman Pierce Institute
Discussion Questions (These are the questions in the Kahoot and Quizizz, if you prefer to use them without the interactives.)
- What is the practice of non-violently breaking laws as part of a protest?
- What is an opportunity for a community to gather to seek common ground on an issue?
- According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, bullying is defined which of these?
- An imbalance of power
- Repetition of a pattern of behavior
- Targeted & unwelcomed actions
- All of the above
For additional educational resources visit these sites:
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute education site
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Curriculum lesson plans
Let's Prevent the Fractures of Racism Before They Happen | Ahmad Ward | TEDxBirmingham
How do we overcome persistent racial biases when they go unnoticed? In this straightforward talk, educator Ahmad Ward challenges some conventional wisdom and explores what it will take to truly make our country exceptional. Ahmad Ward challenges younger generations to change the dynamic of race and class in America to get the nation closer to a post-racial experience.
THE UNEQUAL RACE Lesson Plan from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement is made possible through the generous support of:
- Alabama Humanities Foundation, a program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
- American Graduate, a program of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
- Daniel Foundation of Alabama
- Jefferson County Cy Pres Fund
- Robert Meyer Foundation
- Stephens Foundation
- Wells Fargo