CELEBRATING RACIAL DIVERSITY
Kathleen McGinnis, author of Educating for a Just Society and Parenting for Peace and Justice, has created a new resource for educators, Celebrating Racial Diversity. Speaking to the racial polarization in the world today, this 136-page teacher's resource manual is a combination of background information, concrete classroom activities, recommended resources, and a wide variety of reproducible student readings and worksheets designed to enhance racial and cultural understanding.
The resource is divided into four sections: Racism, Multicultural Education, Justice Heroes, and Literature for Children and Youth. Biographic material is provided on social justice leaders such as César Chávez, Frederick Douglass, Fannie Lou Hamer, Martin Luther King Jr., Rigoberta Menchú, and Rosa Parks. In addition, Celebrating Racial Diversity includes scriptural, sacramental, and liturgical year links.
To order a copy of Celebrating Racial Diversity ($12 plus $3 shipping), contact: The Institute for Peace and Justice, 4144 Lindell, #124, St. Louis, MO 63108; (314) 533-4445.
THE NUCLEAR LEGACY
The Video Project, a non-profit organization founded in 1983 by Academy Award-winning documentary film makers to provide quality media programs on global peace and human rights issues, introduces a new line of videos about the atomic age. The Nuclear Legacy Video Catalog highlights 22 videos that help people of all ages understand the impact, both human and political, of the Atomic Age and the related issues that continue to affect-and endanger-our lives. Among the videos featured are:
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, a highly acclaimed animated program for young people that tells the true story of Sadako Sasaki, a girl whose life has come to symbolize hope in the Nuclear Age.