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Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs

Books and Videos

The Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs has books and videos available for use by students and student organizations at Pace Univeersity. If interested, please contact the office to loan out resource material or stop by Kessel Rm 208.


Books

Books listed are available for use or borrowing from the Office of Multicultural Affairs And Diversity Programs. Please email madp@pace.edu for more information or stop by the Office in Kessel Student Center.


Videos

Videos listed are available for use or borrowing from the Office of Multicultural Affairs And Diversity Programs. Please email madp@pace.edu for more information or stop by the Office in Keesel Student Center.

DVDs

500 Nations

Greg Harrison narrates the account of American-Indian history, before and during the arrival of the Europeans.

Addiction

Through the lenses of several highly accomplished documentary filmmakers, the current state of addiction in America is explored in nine segments.

Black Cloud

A tough young Navajo, garners the attention of a scout, who offers him a shot at the American Olympic boxing team. Black Cloud however, refuses if it means bringing glory to his people's white oppressors.

Brother Outsider

Combines rare archival footage — some of it never before broadcast in the U.S. — with provocative interviews to illuminate the life and work of a forgotten prophet of social change.

Capturing The Friedman's

While preparing a documentary about children's birthday party entertainers, filmmaker Andrew Jarecko learned that one of his subjects, professional clown David Friedman, was the son and brother of two men who had been convicted of child abuse in a high-profile 1980s criminal trial.

Cloud Atlas

Actors take multiple roles in an epic that spans five centuries. An attorney harbors a fleeing slave on a voyage in 1849, a poor composer in pre world war 2 britain struggles to finish his magnum opus before  a past act catched up with him, and a genetically engineered worker in 2144 feels forbidden stirring of human consciousness and so on. As souls are born and reborn, they renew their bonds to one another throughout time.

Deadly Persuasion: The Advertising of Alcohol and Tabacco

The ever-evolving marketing and sales strategies of the alcohol and tabacco industries are examined.

Death On A Factory Farm

An investigation into alleged wrongdoings at a Creston, Ohio, hog arm questions the treatment of animals bred for consumption.

Edge of America

A black English teacher coaches a girls basketball team at an American Indian High School.

Free to Be... You and Me

Childrens entertainment project.

Friend of God: Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi

HBO television documentary about evangelicals in the United States.

Gang Wars

A Los Angeles high-school teacher's problems begin when he happens to witness a gangland killing and agrees to identify the murderers. Not realizing this will cause the underworld to retaliate "big time"

How to Survive A Plague

Faced with their own mortality an improbable group of young people, many of them HIV-positive young men, broke the mold as radical warriors taking on washington and the medical establishment.

It Was Rape

8 brave women share their experiences with sexual assault.

Joe Louis: America's Hero...Betrayed

Traces the career of Joe Louis (1914-1981) within the context of American racial consciousness: his difficulty getting big fights early in his career, the pride of African-Americans in his prowess, the shift of White sentiment toward Louis as Hitler came to power, Louis's patriotism during World War II, and the hounding of Louis by the IRS for the following 15 years.

Killing Us Softly 4

Breaking down a staggering range of more than 160 print and television ads, Kilbourne uncovers a steady stream of sexist and misogynistic images and messages, laying bare a world of frighteningly thin women in positions of passivity, and a restrictive code of femininity that works to undermine girls and women in the real world.

Latinos Beyond Reel

Examines how American film and telivision portrays and how they do not portray Latinos.

Little Rock Central: 50 Years Later

In 1957, Little Rock Central High School became a symbol of the struggles and hopes of the Civil Rights Movement. Nine African-American students were prevented from entering the building by an angry mob of whites outside the school. 

Mickey Mouse Monopoly

Mickey Mouse Monopoly takes a close and critical look at the world these films create and the stories they tell about race, gender and class and reaches disturbing conclusions about the values propagated under the guise of innocence and fun. 

Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She

Examines the diversity of human sexual orientation and gender variance, and touching on the importance of Nature vs. Nurture.

Miss Representation

Aiming to misjustices created by gender stereotypes, as well as discussion about sexism in American society and the media.

Nine Innings From Ground Zero

In days following terrorist attacks on World Trade Center in 2001, sports might have seemed irrelevant. But this film shows how New Yorkers, in fact, embraced baseball with cathartic passion, turning Yankees and Mets games into spontaneous rituals of grief and showcases for reilience and the restoration of normalcy.

Not Just A Game

Exploding the myth that the world of sports somehow stands outside the world of politics and ideology, Zirin shows how American sports culture has long been a haven for the most reactionary attitudes and ideas, promoting everything from nationalism and militarism to sexism, racism, and homophobia. 

Pariah

A 17 year old African-American woman who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry is a good student and she is embracing her identity as a lesbian.

Portraits of A Lady

Portraits of A Lady follows quest of 25 artists to illustrate the same subject, at the same time, and in the same place. This subject is U.S Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, a true pioneer who became the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court

Race: The Power Of An Illusion

What is this thing called "race?" - a question so basic it is rarely raised. What we discovered is that most of our common assumptions about race - for instance, that the world's people can be divided biologically along racial lines - are wrong. Yet the consequences of racism are very real.

Real Women Have Curves

Curves on a blossoming young woman can be sexy, but not if you are told you have to many of them. This is a story of a Mexican-American teenage girl coming of age in a boiling cauldron of cultural expectations, class constrictions, family duty, and her own personal aspirations.

Roots

A drmatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants liberation.

Sand And Sorrow

This documentary interrogates the historical circumstances that have resulted in Darfur's horrific genocide and provides a scathing criticism of the global community's tepid and ineffectual reaction to the human nightmare.

Shouting Fire

Offering a fascinating perspective on the evolution of the concept of free speech throughout the nation's history.

Slim Hopes

This film argues that the stories advertising tells about food, femininity, and the female body contribute to disordered eating.

Smoke Signals

Explored the nature of NativeAmerican stereotypes in popular cinema by both seriously challenging them and humorously poking fun at them. First film to be written, directed, and co-produced by American-Indians.

Soldiers In the Army of God

This chronicles four members of an extremist group which promotes violence against abortion clinics.

Spin The Bottle

Spin the Bottle offers an indispensable critique of the role that contemporary popular culture plays in glamorizing excessive drinking and high-risk behaviors.

The Angry Eye

Showcases Jane Elliott's world famous Blue-eyed/Brown-eyed exercise in discrimination. White young American college students from various backgrounds are forced to experience the same kind of racism treatment African Americans and other minorities have been receiving for years.

The Blacklist

An answer to the persistent taint that western culture has applied to the word "black." Entails a diverse collection of disciplines from the worlds of arts, sports, politics, and business & government.

The Bro Code

An engrossing look at the forces in male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. 

The Bully Project: Your Guide to Make a Difference in Your School

Brings human scale to the startling statics of bullying, offering intimate, unflinching look at how bullying has touched five kids and their families.

The Central Park Five

Tells the story of the five black and latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park in 1989.

The Doe Boy

A Cherokee boy is a haemophiliac in a culture obsessed with blood identity.

The House I Live In

Captures stories of dealers, police officers, prison inmates and others mired in America's war on drugs.

The Invisible Soldiers: Unheard Voices

A powerful award-winning documentary on the contributions of African Americans in World War II.

The Power Of Good

In 1939, Nicholas Winton personally saved the lives of 669 children. Most of them were Jewish from Czechoslovakia, which was soon to be occupied by the Nazis.

Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood, and American Culture

Examines the epidemic of male violence in America, from school shootings to bullying to sexual assault. Against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized, and glamorzed, violent masculinity.

White Light/Black Rain

Using extensive interviews with survivors and archival footage, an examination revelas the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.