Sue is co-producer of over 200 videos by professional storytellers dealing with race and cultural understanding. You may download these videos with a discussion and resource guide for free. www.racebridgesstudio.com
Sue is co-producer of the Techny Bridge Builder event www.BridgeBuilderAwards.com (you can do something similar to celebrate your young people and community members who are making a difference) and the videos on www.RacebridgesStudio.com. Make use of the lesson plans and free videos of professional storytellers telling stories of race and other diversities that you can find there and download for free.
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Diversity and Inclusion
- THE TRAP OF FAMILIARITY: Appreciating the Uniqueness of Those Who Are Similar to Us
Working with colleagues and story artists, Beth Horner and Nancy Donoval, Sue discovers the assumptions we can make about people with whom we feel we have everything in common.
- MANAGING MY PERSONAL BIAS AROUND EDUCATION: Appreciating Different Learning Styles In Our Own Children
Sue learns to accept her son’s unique learning styles and the place of education in his life.
- WHAT IS SOCIETAL OR INSTITUTIONAL DISCRIMINATION?
Sue lays out the three levels of discrimination – personal, interpersonal and societal – and discusses why any organization’s diversity initiative must consider all three.
- VALUING DIFFERENT RELIGIONS: Facing a Personal Bias
Sue learns that accepting different religious perspectives can start right in one’s own family.
- SUPPORTING CULTURAL IDENTITY THROUGH STORIES
Sue examines the role stories play in children developing positive cultural identities
- STORYTELLING CREATES CONNECTION
Sue explores how talking about “difficult subjects” such as racism through storytelling can leave an audience feeling empowered and inspired.
- THE “I” in POLITICS: Using Autobiography to Explore Social Justice Themes
Sue explains the process of creating an autobiographical story dealing with a social justice issue such as race and how these types of stories can make history and politics more accessible and applicable to our lives.
Interview Power of Story
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In this 30-minute teleseminar Sue describes the elements of story that will make a nonprofit’s mission come alive and why every nonprofit must tell more compelling stories to get more press, win community goodwill and attract more quality volunteers and donors.
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- THE GARBAGE STORY
Growing up on the southwest side of Chicago, a teenage Sue crosses the “color line” to witness a 1966 demonstration over the lack of city services in black neighborhoods. In a divided city, Sue tries to integrate the loving people she has met on both sides of the color line.
- THE GUATEMALA STORY: Moments of Grace
Sue, a child of the 60s, worries about the lack of idealism and social consciousness her post-Watergate sons display and so takes them to Guatemala where people have devoted their lives to helping others. On the journey, Sue discovers she is the one in need of faith and hope.