Films on Demand: In 2013 in Sanford, Florida, vigilante George Zimmerman was found not guilty of the murder of 17-year-old African American Trayvon Martin. As a result, the struggle against police violence flared up under the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter and turned into one of the biggest grassroots movements in the United States. This film interviewed co-founder Patrisse Cullors about the various forms of violence against black citizens, and why resistance is essential.
Films on Demand: Go inside the lives of people working to create an antiracist American future. They film themselves doing the work, confronting the obstacles and achieving the victories that could add up to real change in the movement for racial justice. Part of the PBS American Portrait Series.
Films on Demand: In an engaging and personal TEDtalk—with cameo appearances by his grandmother and Rosa Parks—human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country's black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America's unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight, and persuasiveness. Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative.
Films on Demand: The 10th Amendment to the Constitution allows each state to set its own laws. That's meant that in Colorado, LGBTQIA+ rights have often been repressed. Meet the students at William J. Palmer High School who took their school district to court - and won.
Films on Demand: Working with people with disabilities is challenging and highly rewarding. This interview led program discusses the complex issues facing people with disabilities, effective communication, supporting rights, interests and needs, supporting a range of disability types, and responding to risk.