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Two Americans: Fighting Deportation in Arizona
The parents of a 9-year old girl are arrested in Arizona when America's Toughest Sheriff Joe Arpaio, raids a local car wash suspected of hiring undocumented workers. As Kathy fights to prevent her parents' deportation, a community group succeeds in pressuring the County Board to investigate the Sheriff's Office.
2016, 76 mins. Available in Kanopy for classroom viewing, streaming, and Public Performance Rights (PPR).
Understand the Immigration System in 8 minutes
By animateeducate, 2017. "How many different ways are there to qualify to immigrate to the U.S., and how many immigrants live in the country? We explain the different types of immigrants, whether they're coming for family or to work, refugees, investors, or visa lottery winners."
Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life This link opens in a new window
One of the darker chapters in American history and one of the lesser discussed events of World War II was the forced internment, during the war, of an important segment of the American population-persons of Japanese descent. This collection, consisting of 25 individual titles, documents life in the internment camps.
Websites & Blogs
How the United States Immigration System Works
"Immigration to the United States is based upon the following principles: the reunification of families, admitting immigrants with skills that are valuable to the U.S. economy, protecting refugees, and promoting diversity. This fact sheet provides basic information about how the U.S. legal immigration system is designed." 2016
Visual Assessment Tools: The Culturagram - Interview with Dr. Elaine Congress
"Elaine and I talk about how and why she developed the culturagram, the ten assessment areas of the culturagram, and how social workers can use the culturagram to improve their services. We end the podcast with a discussion about research and resources about the culturagram." 2008
Refugee Stories: Mapping a Crisis
Explore the human geography of the current refugee crisis.
Employ data to create a map of the crisis.
Examine one refugee’s story and use it to map his or her experiences.
Consider challenges facing the international community and weigh responses to the crisis."
Cultural Heritage Below the Water Line
By Sheron Long, 2013. "...culture is often represented as an iceberg. Ten percent is the 'surface culture' that shows above the water line and 90% known as 'deep culture' is hidden below."
About the Guide
This guide was created by the Social Justice, Equity, and Teaching Transformation Faculty Learning Community (SETT-SU FLC) and Angeline Prichard, Research & Instructional Librarian. SETT-SU FLC is made up of faculty members from various departments across campus who share an interest in learning how to effectively teach topics of diversity and implement pedagogical choices that respect and affirm diversity in our classrooms.
If you have any suggested resources you think should be added to the guide, please submit them here!
Send any questions or comments about the guide to SETT-SU FLC co-facilitators Becky Anthony or Erin Stutelberg.