An exchange of views and a discussion on affirmative action between Charles Murray, Senior Research Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, New York, and Ronald Takaki, Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Time can be spent conversing with God - or maybe with the Devil. Segement from the television program Rights & wrongs, 1993. Video/C 6695 This documentary tells the dramatic and compelling story of the exonerated - innocent men wrongfully imprisoned for decades and then released after DNA evidence proved their innocence. S., Aileen Wuornos, and the opportunists who used her story. Video/C MM229 [sound recording]Dorothy Allison (:30) -- Dedication (:56) -- From death row (:36) -- War on the poor () -- Cornel West (:41) -- Media is the mirage () -- Ronald Hampton (:29) -- True African American history () -- Sister Helen Prejean (:36) -- When ineffective means effective () -- Howard Zinn (:28) -- Death: the poor's perogative? Joyce Elders (:18) -- A rap thing () -- Alice Walker (:26) -- Mother loss () -- William Kunstler introduction () -- Acting like life's a ballgame read by William Kunstler () -- Ramona Africa (:43) -- May 13 remembered, part 2 () --Juan Gonzalez (:45) -- Seeds of wisdom () -- Martin Sheen (:24) -- NAFTA: a pact made in Hell () -- Robert Meeropol () -- De Profundis () -- Justice Bruce Wright (:37) -- No law, no rights () -- Assata Shakur () -- Sweet Roxanne () -- Manning Marable (:43) -- Blackmun bows out of death game () -- Judy Bari (:36) -- It's not nice to fool with mother nature () -- John Edgar Wideman (:43) -- South Africa (). Sound/D 42 The growing reliance on prisons as the solution to systematic social problems, has created a punishment industry that bleeds taxpayers as it wields repression against the poor, immigrants and minorities.Video/C 1409 Contents: The impact of affirmative action on the University of California, Berkeley (105 min.) -- Affirmative action: Where do we go from here? 1-2 Explores the historical roots of affimative action and the current debate over its usefulness. Army, federal aid to minority businesses, and affirmative action in the Chicago Police Dept. Video/C 4999 All sides in the affirmative action debate say that they believe in the Constitutional right to equality regarding race, creed and sex, but they bring very different interpretations to what that means. Lewis, Antonia Hernandez, Suzan Shown Harjo, Diane Chin, Robert L. Boris asks himself whether he should try to go insane. The film focuses on the gripping story of seven men and their emotional journey back into society and efforts to rebuild their lives. They include the born-again Christian woman who adopted Aileen while she was on trial and then sold Aileen's story, the lawyer who convinced Aileen to plead no contest, and Aileen's lesbian lover who got her to confess. The first film, Visions of Freedom (32 min.), shows highlights from the Critical Resistance Conference held in Berkeley, California in 1998.Producer/director/cinematographers, Lexi Leban and Lidia Szajko. All the while, prison guards watched from the sidelines waiting for the SWAT team to arrive.Originally produced for television broadcast in 2002. DVD 2839 Re-visits the young men interviewed eight years ago in the film "Homeboys: life and death in the hood" -- all but one now in jail. Tony beating -- Protest -- Daniel Freeman -- Broadway 92nd -- Og man -- Kornblum -- Public service announcement -- Avalon and Imperial -- 52nd Atlantic -- Leslie Brooks -- Bear murder (115 min) --. Freedom of the press -- Beginning -- Innocent man or gun man? DVD X6642 This gripping documentary captures the nightmare that one family endures after a teenage girl confessed to a teacher that her father molested her.This details the gripping drama of the clemency hearings during the countdown to Ryan's decision. Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrants to America were executed after they were convicted of killing two people during a robbery in South Braintree. DVD 6909 A biography of the civil rights lawyer, Arthur Kinoy, from his attempt to stay the executions of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, through the civil rights movement, to the unanimous Supreme Court decision on wiretapping. With access to the entire prison, the filmmaker captured the stories of corrections officers as well as the inmates, including drug lords, "lifers," with no possibliity of parole, and prisoners convicted of leading prison riots. And while he waited, the tormented families of his two victims--both brutally murdered in premeditated convenience store robberies--impatiently awaited his death in June 1998. It was filmed at the Potosi Correctional Centre, Mineral Point, Missouri, and it includes a discussion of the execution of Tiny Mercer in 1989. Video/C 3502 Documentary film which follows the lives of 6 men imprisoned in Angola, Louisiana State Penitentiary.
Concludes with a diverse group of 23 students from 6 major American universities who spent 3 days together to collectively challenge one another with dialogue focusing on such topics as the concept of individual responsibility, feeling separated from each other, wanting others to understand and what can be done to move awareness to action. Includes drama students enacting plays about racial conflicts and intolerance on campus. Video/C 6790 Documentary explores issues of faculty diversity in American higher education in the mid-1990s, focusing on the professional and personal experiences of eight minority scholars in the humanities and social sciences at various institutions. In part 1, students from 3 major universities are interviewed alone on topics including the climate toward talking about race on campus, self separation of ethnic groups, discrimination, affirmative action policies and individual responsibility for change. Deena Gonzalez, Chair of the Graduate Assembly, delivers an address on the disproportionate low number of minority students enrolled at the University of California.
This event is organized by the Graduate Assembly, University of California, Berkeley. Residents speak on the street and during a discussion group about the issues of racism and the impact busing and affirmative action programs have on their communities. This emotionally complex film is also a portrait of young adults struggling to overcome the scars of their troubled childhood in order to realize their dreams of independence and fulfillment. The theme of crime and punishment is present in every moment. DVD X3245 Segment one is a behind-the scenes look at the problems, priorities, and players at the 1993 United Nations World Conference on Human Rights, the first to be held in 25 years.
This event took place on February 2, 1986, at Booth Auditorium, Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley. When there is no death sentence, there is only time. Includes interviews with undersecretary of State Timothy Wirth and former President Jimmy Carter and UN Sec. The second segment examines a Chicago based campaign against capital punishment by families of murder victims who tour the United States to combat the death penalty. DVD 7279 Tells the true story of the first female serial killer in the U.
Approximately 80% of women who commit murder kill abusers in self-defense. Follow these two girls for three years, as they try to make a life for themselves both inside and outside of Baltimore's juvenile justice system. Trying to change their lives, the girls work part-time at the Innovative Center for Young Women's Development, an organization run by young women who have faced similar challenges. DVD X7174; Video/C MM926 Violent crime in prison is an everyday reality.
As they confront seemingy impossible problems and pivotal decisions, the center's director, Lateefa Simon, is often their only support and mentor. Captured by Utah State Prison surveillance cameras, the documentary shows how white supremacist Troy Kell stabbed black inmate Lonnie Blackmon 67 times while his accomplice Eric Daniels helped hold down the victim.