Video and Multimedia

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Video Links

Video 1: The Icing on the Cake

Description: A two-minute short animated story about Blanca Alvarez and her husband, who risked crossing the border to immigrate to the United States, and then struggled to make ends meet. They hoped to shelter their children from these harsh realities, but Blanca’s daughter Connie reveals how much children can really see of their parents’ lives—and the inspiration they draw from their parents’ struggles.

Video 2: Immigration: On the Border

Description: Promo for the series dealing with issues on immigration from both sides of the fence: the treacherous conditions migrants face while trying to cross into the United States; danger for the children of immigrants who are left behind; and the vigilante Americans who patrol the border. The series is available in most university libraries.

Video 3: TED Talk: Kimberlé Crenshaw and Intersectionality

Description: Now more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias—and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term intersectionality to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you’re standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you’re likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice.


Web Link

Web 1: What Is Intersectionality, and What Does It Have to Do with Me?

Description: YW Boston aims to empower women and eliminate racism. Here, they delve into an extended explanation of intersectionality and what it means to the fight for social justice from a feminist perspective.