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Bullying Prevention Month: Videos

From Not in Our School — related to the national organization Not in Our Town, here is news of daily videos for Bullying Prevention Month.

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“For each day of the month,” says the website, “we will launch a new short film about standing up to bullying and intolerance that can be found here, and will also be posted to the NIOS Facebook page. The festival includes a range of films that showcase the incredible energy and enthusiasm of young people taking a stand against bullying, anti-gay bigotry, and all forms of hate. Some films are NIOT originals, while others are made by youth speaking out in a wide variety of creative ways.”

Each week the films will be centered around the following themes:

  • Week 1: Bullying Prevention
  • Week 2: Upstanders
  • Week 3: Diversity
  • Week 4: Student Leadership

 

Unity Walk, Saturday, October 8, 2016

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Implicit bias may help explain high preschool expulsion rates for black children

Researchers at Yale used sophisticated eye-tracking technology for their study.  They found, among other things, that preschool teachers “show a tendency to more closely observe black students, and especially boys, when challenging behaviors are expected.” The race of the teacher also figured into a difference in attitudes exhibited toward students of different races.

Introduction to the Princeton CHOOSE Curriculum Index

Hear about the curriculum work of Princeton CHOOSE founders (and Not in Our Town board members) Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi at the Princeton Public Library, Thursday, October 6 from 7-8 p.m.

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U.S. History of “Racial Terrorism” Justifies Reparations.

A study by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent concludes “In particular, the legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the United States remains a serious challenge, as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent. Contemporary police killings and the trauma that they create are reminiscent of the past racial terror of lynching.”

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