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Tired of watching mindless videos with your kids? Check out the interactive Black Lives Matter Instructional Library, which contains children’s books about Activism, Advocacy, Self-Love, Empowerment, & Black History (incluye libros en Español). You can even click on each book to watch a read-along video.

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A TRANS HISTORY:  TIME MARCHES FORWARD AND SO DO WE

“Every day, people question why we advocate for trans rights. “How many trans people are there, really?” we are asked. Or, “Isn’t this just a new niche issue that serves as a distraction from the issues that really matter?” But trans people have always existed, and our lives have always mattered. And though we have and continue to face rampant discrimination, so too have we built beautiful communities and movements of resistance and love. Through a collaborative video from the ACLU, Transparent producer and artist Zackary Drucker, Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox and the creative team of Molly Crabapple and Kim Boekbinder, we are telling the story of trans history and resistance.” –ACLU

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Color film was built for white people. Here’s what it did to dark skin.

In 1977 when Jean-Luc Godard was invited on an assignment to Mozambique, he refused to use Kodak film on the grounds that the stock was inherently “racist.” He wasn’t wrong: color film was developed with white skin as the default.

Check out this video for a short history of “Shirley Cards” and racial bias in film

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