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POV Watch Club: After Show and Resources | February

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That’s a wrap, Watch Club community! We are thrilled to bring you the first After Show. Meet your hosts from the PBS Education team and from POV and witness a hard-hitting, truth-telling conversation between Matthew Kincaid, Founder and CEO of Overcoming Racism, and Elroy “EJ” Johnson, an educator and filmmaker about the urgency and importance of our February documentary, Whose Streets?. The first After Show ends with a familiar and passionate conversation between Courtney Cook and Vivett Dukes, ELA Teacher, activist, and advocate about ways to bring our free lesson plan and this documentary into your classroom. This After Show is filled to the brim with conversations about tips and tools for teaching for racial justice, using critical media skills to develop classroom curriculum, and what education for liberation promises and demands in our ever-changing world. We hope you love it as much as we do!

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Resources for you! 

To support your continued growth on this journey and offer some tangible tools to bring into your classroom practice we are also providing this list of free resources. Each month, following the After Show, you can expect a list of resources to support your teaching, continued learning, and creativity in your own classroom. 

Be sure to tell your colleagues and friends to sign up for next month's POV Watch Club!

  • Whose Streets? Lesson Plan
    A standards-aligned lesson plan created specifically for Whose Streets? Including film clips and classroom activities to engage a diverse community of learners. Created by our Special Guest, Vivett Dukes. 
  • Whose Streets? Delve Deeper Reading List
    A collection of reading resources to support your own personal learning journey and also to consider as classroom materials. 
  • Whose Streets? Discussion Guide
    A discussion guide that includes historical and cultural context surrounding relevant issues this documentary addresses as well as questions you might modify for classroom discussion, Socratic Seminars, and deeper engagement after screening this documentary. 
  • POV Community Network - POV’s Free Lending Library
    POV believes in the power of film to engage communities in dialogue around the most important social issues of our time. Join POV's Community Network to gain access to POV's award-winning films and digital projects and to screen this documentary in your classroom. Discover discussion guides, standards-aligned lesson plans, reading lists and other resources to help shape the conversation and inspire action.
  • Overcoming Racism (Founder & CEO Matthew Kincaid)
    Overcoming Racism provides high-impact race and equity professional development and consultation that aims to aid our partners in developing the capacity and orientation to equity that allows them to create institutions that dismantle systems of oppression that exist in their work and to improve the collective cultural competence of team members. By affecting change via the governing philosophies, practices, systems, structures, and policies of an organization, organizations can acknowledge and celebrate the ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds of all in service of an inclusive anti-racist environment that unapologetically demands equity and justice.
  • Tools for Anti-Racist Teaching
    A virtual professional learning series brought to you by PBS Learning Media with conversations between educators, activists, scholars, and advocates who are working to address, name, and educate people regarding issues surrounding racial justice in education. 

Additional and Related Resources

  • Interview with Ruby Sales “Where Does it Hurt?”(OnBeing, NPR)
    Civil rights legend Ruby Sales learned to ask “Where does it hurt?” because it’s a question that drives to the heart of the matter — and a question we scarcely know how to ask in public life now. Sales says we must be as clear about what we love as about what we hate if we want to make change. And even as she unsettles some of what we think we know about the force of religion in civil rights history, she names a “spiritual crisis of white America” as a calling of today.

POV Short Films:

  • A Conversation with My Black Son
    This POV Short Film is an incredible classroom resource! Film overview: For generations, parents of black boys across the U.S. have rehearsed, dreaded and postponed The Conversation. But when their boys become teenagers, parents must decide how to handle discussions about race. In this short film originally published by The New York Times Op-Docs, parents reveal their struggles with telling their black sons that they may be targets of racial profiling by the police. (5 minutes)
  • The Changing Same 
    Another powerful resource brought to you by POV. Film overview: In the Florida Panhandle lies the provincial town of Marianna, Florida, where resident and poet L. Lamar Wilson runs a particular marathon in hopes of lifting the veil of racial terror caused by the town’s buried history. A co-presentation of Black Public Media. (21 minutes)

Follow After Show Guests on Twitter for Continued Learning:

POV/American Documetary (@POVdocs)
PBS Teachers (@pbsteachers)
Vivett Dukes (@vivettdukes)
Matthew Kincaid (@OvercomeRacism)
Elroy “EJ” Johnson (@EJTexasMan)

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