Educational Resources

We believe continuing education is vital to community building and cultural work. The recommendations below were provided by students, staff, and faculty, and is not a comprehensive list. For additional rescources please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website. 

Reading

Podcasts

  • Disability Visability  - Disability Visability is a podcast hosted by San Francisco night owl Alice Wong featuring conversations on politics, culture, and media with disabled persons. 
  • Code Switch - Fearless conversations about race hosted by journalist of color who tackle head on how race impacts every part of society, from politics,pop culture, history, sports and everything inbetween, 
  • Latinx Point of View - Latinx individuals having great conversations on relevant topics through a cultural lens about various topics ranging from entertainiment, culture, business, goverment and soical justice. 
  • - The Nod celebrates the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black--in America, and around the world. 
  • Good Ancestor Project - An interview series with change-makers & culture-shapers exploring what it means to be a good ancestor. Hosted by globally respected speaker, antiracism educator, Layla F. Saad. 
  • On our Watch - "On Our Watch brings listeners into the rooms where officers are questioned and witnesses are interrogated to find out who this system is really protecting. Is it the officers, or the public they've sworn to serve? New episodes on Thursdays."

Films/Documentaries 

  • 13th - In this thought provoking documentary, scholars, activist and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. Boom. 
  • When two Worlds Collide - This documentary takes a hard look at how indigenous peoples clashed with the Peruvian governments over land and economics in the Amazon. 
  • Disclosure - A look at Hollywood's depiction of transgender people and the impact of this on American culture.
  • Race, The Power of Illusion - A three part series that reveals how the myth of race took hold and retains its power.  
  • Street Food - A docu-series that embarks on a global cultural journey into street food and the discovery of the people and their rich culture.  
  • The Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program - This documentary explores the historical accounts of migrant Mexican farm workers brought into the U.S. from 1942-1964 under the temporary worker program known as the Bracero Program. 
  • Tending the Wild - "Tending the Wild" shines light on the environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California by exploring how they have actively shaped and tended the land for millennia, in the process developing a deep understanding of plant and animal life. This series examines how humans are necessary to live in balance with nature and how traditional practices can inspire a new generation of Californians to tend their environment.
  • Disclosure - "The film follows an in-depth look at Hollywood's depiction of transgender people and the impact of their stories on transgender lives and American culture."

Do you have a recommendation you would like to share with The HUB? email gomezs@sonoma.edu(link sends e-mail)