From various sources and contributors, assembled by Lynn Ditchfield and Shari Geistfeld for MVDC Education Committee – special thanks to A Long Talk


Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging from the Harvard Graduate School of Education

~ From NY Times Nice White Parents podcasts reported by Chana Joffe-Walt; Guide

~ Henry Louis Gates Jr. WGBH series streaming Reconstruction: America After the Civil War 

~ UC Santa Cruz Institute of Arts and Science Barring Freedom cultivating critical engagement with issues of prisons, policing and justice in the US. Exhibitions, study guides, events

~ The African American Policy Forum Intersectionality Matters podcasts with Kimberlé Crenshaw

10/30/20 Call and Response: A Black Lives Matter Q & A for Young People

10/18/20 Trump’s Walls Must Fall: Greg Grandin with Avi Chomsky 

9/24/20 NENC/America Amplified Special: How Segregation Persists in ‘Progressive’ New England

8/24/20 Jarvis Givens (Under) Common Schools: The Origins of African-American Education

8/14/20 Black History Year a podcast by PushBlack, Limina House

8/13/20 Black Lives Matter Movement and the Fight for Racial Justice– MV Author’s Series (start at 16 minutes to skip music and introductions) with Kiesa Laymon, Barbara Phillips, David Blight and moderator Ken Mack

8/11/20 When Antiracist Reading Lists Aren’t Enough with Nicole Cooke courtesy of WT Library Resources 

8/9/20 SIETAR series; Whiteness, Fragility and the Culture of Niceness 

8/5/20 Education Now: Practicing Antiracism in Your School

8/3/20 Poor People’s Campaign Moral Monday Digital March

8/2/20 US History: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

7/20/20 (only available until 8/20/20) an interview with Dr. Ibram X.Kendi from Prince George’s County Memorial Library System via Crowdcast

7/16/20 Don Lemon interviews Defining What Matters– Kennedy Mitchum on definition of racism; Imagine how inaction impacts your friends of color 

(7/9) Monumental Conversations – on Confederacy; (7/2) Schooling the System; (6/18) Why Not Being Racist Is Not Enough with Kendi and Professor Christopher Petrella 

7/13/20 Romeo & Juliet In Rwanda: How A Soap Opera Sought To Change A Nation 

7/9/20 Robin DiAngelo and Resmaa Menakem In Conversation with On Being 

7/6/20 SIETAR Europa presents Anti-Racism for Interculturalists: A Panel Discussion

7/2/20 Rev. Barber, Bob Moses, Rep. Raskin – Time for a Third Reconstruction?

6/26/20 You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument

6/26/20 Dr. Ibram X. Kendi: Creating A More Equitable Society Is In White America’s Interest

Interview with Stephen Colbert; also see 6/26/19 How to be an Antiracist interview with author of the book Ibram X.Kendi 

6/23/20 Dream Defenders: Abolition in Our Time You Tube Lifetime “Sunday School” with Dr. Angela Davis, K Agbebyi, Derecka Purnell, and Cherrell Brown

6/22/20 Black Authors To Read | The Daily Social Distancing Show Trevor Noah Essential 

6/19/20 What the Courage to Change History Looks Like: We can’t tinker around the edges. We need to dismantle systems. William Barber II, Liz Theoharis,Timothy B. Tyson and Cornel West

6/19/20 Kimberly Jones Speaking Out About Black Experience in America -The Daily Show

6/18/20 Van Jones: great awakening

6/17/20 Dr. Robin DiAngelo Wants White People to Stop Saying They’re Not Racist with Jimmy Fallon// 6/12/20 Robin DiAngelo on “White Fragility”-Extended conversation
6/15/20 Angela Davis on Black Lives Matter Protests, The Prison-Industrial Complex & Communism
6/4/20 Resmaa Menakem: The On Being Project with Krista Tippett (numerous interviews see Podcasts in Arts Resources) interview with Resmaa Menakem author of My Grandmother’s Hand: Racializing Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies;

And YouTube healing racial trauma

6/2020 The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign Statewide meeting on Thursday, July 23 at 7-8:15pm.

5/29/20 Connecting the dots – George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests,Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper – The Daily Show

5/10/20 The Awakening Educator – The New Age of Education (Sandy Pimentel’s daughter Susan runs this) on topics relevant to education focus on trauma, cultural responsibility, social-emotional learning, etc. with co-hosts Susan Andrien & Megan Sweet, educators; This is a great interview with Dr. Machea Payne on Freedom Schools YouTube; Freedom School

3/12/20 Why It’s so hard to talk about the N-word Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

3/11/20 Future of Education: Higher Education for Indigenous People Carmen Lopez

3/9/20 Who We Are: A Chronicle Of Racism in America with Jeffrey Robinson

Write. Right. Rite. Series Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature – Grab the Mic Tell Your Story

List of podcasts from Gutman Library @ Harvard Graduate School of Education: 

Clint Smith Reflects On This Moment” from the TED Radio Hour

‘You Can’t Meditate This Away’ (Race, Rage, and the Responsibilities of Meditators)” from Ten Percent Happier, Episode #252

1619 Podcast series from New York Times. Also explore the full 1619 Project and the related article on “Why We Published the 1619 Project” also see article of attempt to block teaching 1619 in schools in the Guardian

Seeing White from Scene on Radio (suggested by Adriana Umana-Taylor, HGSE faculty member)

The Very Best Of Code Switch, In 8 Episodes from NPR

Intersectionality Matters series hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.

List of free videos from Gutman Library @ Harvard Graduate School of Education:

13th by Ava DuVernay on YouTube/Netflix. Footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay’s examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country’s history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.

What is Systemic Racism? series from Race Forward. An eight-part video series that illustrates the ways racism shows up in our lives across institutions and society.

Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives panel interview with Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers, hosted by the National LGBTQ Task Force

A Conversation on Race and Privilege with Angela Davis and Jane Elliott, hosted by the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work


2/27/19 Jackie Wang Carceral Temporalities and the Politics of Dreaming 

5/2018 What kids should know about race – Angélica Dass

4/13/18 Carol Anderson White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation’s Divide

3/30/18 The Black Panthers still in prison After 46 years, will they ever be set free?

8/24/17 The Truth About the Confederacy in the United States (FULL Version) Jeffrey Robinson 

4/12/16 Reflections on African American Studies with Dr. Cathy J. Cohen

10/30/14 Cathy Cohen: Race and Participatory Politics

ACLU top racial justice expert (short video of Muhammed Ali inside)

Jim Crow of the North – Full-Length Documentary 

The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DU BOIS read by toriasuncle | Full Audio Book