Our Resource Library
There are several resources that students, faculty, and staff may check-out from the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs that include various books and educational videos.
A Class Apart: A Mexican American Civil Rights Story
This DVD tells the little-known story of an underdog band of Mexican American lawyers who took their the case, Hernandez v. Texas, all the way to the Supreme Court, where they challenged Jim-Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
Americano as Apple Pie: The Latino Experience in America: The Blending of Culture: Latino Influence on America
This program looks at the “Three Houses of Latino Culture”—Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American—and their widespread influence from entertainment to politics to economics. Key issues include how long Hispanics have been in America and how U.S. immigration laws affect their assimilation. (30 minutes, color)
Americano as Apple Pie: The Latino Experience in America: Issues of Latino Identity in America: The Yearning to Be …
This program takes a detailed look at the fastest-growing minority in the U.S. and what it means to be Latino and American. The documentary contrasts the experience of being Latino in a flourishing ethnic neighborhood of a big city with living in a small town, where many Latinos feel isolated. Interviews cover subjects such as social services, churches, business, and the arts. (30 minutes, color)
Beyond Our Differences
A video that provides many different voices and viewpoints regarding spirituality. It is the hope that from this presentation people will become empowered through their own expression of faith to impact positive changes in their lives and lives of other.
Broken Border: America’s Immigration Dilemma
An examination on America’s immigration anxiety. This focuses on the porous U.S.-Mexico border separating Arizona and Sonora, the program records the daily routines and high-tech strategies of local ranchers and activists, and the motivations of undocumented job-seekers determined to cross again and again, no matter how many times they are arrested.
Empires: Islam, Empire of Faith
Narrated by Academy Award –winning actor Ben Kingsley. A three hour program that tells the story of the great sweep of Islamic power and faith during its first 1,000 years—from the birth of the Prophet Muhammed to the peak of the Ottoman Empire under the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent. Historical reenactments and remarkable exposition of Islamic art, artifacts and architecture are combined with interviews of scholars around the world to recount the rise and importance of early Islamic Civilization.
Witness the personal challenges and spiritual rewards of three pilgrims as they join some two million fellow Muslims on their hajj or sacred journey to Mecca. Video also allows you to explore key Islamic sites and ancient rituals only a few Muslims experience. Also discover the history of Mecca and its place at the center of the fastest growing and misunderstood religion in the world.
The Story of India: With Michael Wood
In this six-part adventure, Wood chronicles the history of the subcontinent, the incredible richness and diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscape, the intense drama of its past and the originality and continuing relevance of its ideas.
Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land through the Five Books of Moses
The stories in the first five books of the Bible, known as the Torah, comes alive as Feiler searches across three continents for stories and heroes shared by Christians and Jews. Visit the slopes of Mount Arafat, where Noah’s Ark landed, trek to the desert outpost where Abraham first heard the words of God, and scale the summit where Moses received the Ten Commandments.
Religions of the World: Narrated by Ben Kingsley
Explores issues that probe the very core of our existence and gain new understanding about humanity. Travel to exotic locations and observe how religions have shaped cultures, changed history, brought us closer together and thrust us into war.
Journey into Buddhism
Three part series documenting pilgrimages to legendary places in Southeast Asia and Tibet. Includes the spiritual wonders of Laos, Thailand, Burma, Bali, Cambodia, Java, and Central Tibet. Journey into the living traditions and lost civilizations of this vibrant part of the world and explore the universal ideals of wisdom, compassion, and inner peace at the very heart of these ancient Buddhist cultures.
Through the Eastern Gate
Documentary film about the aspirations, practices and beliefs of three young Westerners who follow three different eastern spiritual traditions. Filmed in the gorgeous countryside and ancient cities of India and Turkey.
From Jesus to Christ: The first Christians
Frontline explores the life of Jesus and the movement he started, challenging familiar assumptions and conventional notions about the origins of Christianity. Drawing upon new and sometimes controversial historical evidence and interviews with the nation’s leading New Testament scholars, the series transports the viewer back two thousand years to the time and place where Jesus once lived and preached.
Égalité for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution
It was the only successful slave insurrection in history. It grasped the full meaning of French revolutionary ideas and used them to create the world’s first black republic. It elevated a former slave, Toussaint Louverture, to such international fame that admires ranked him on par with George Washington. It was the Haitian Revolution, a movement of admirable aspirations and appalling destruction.
The Jewish Americans
This film traces 350 years of Jewish American history, from the arrival of the first Jews in 1654 up to the present day. It tells the story of the struggle of a tiny minority to make their way into the American mainstream while, at the same time, maintaining a sense of their own identity as Jews.