[COMM-ORG] query: Looking for community practice online videos to be used in teaching

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[ed: thanks to Dick for posting the results of his query.]

From: Dick Schoech <schoech at uta.edu>

Online Videos for Community & Administrative Practice, October, 2009

Online Videos Suggested by COMM ORG and ACOSA Members

Leo Romero of OurBlocks http://ourblocks.net/about/

1. We have been browsing youtube for such videos, and are building a 
collection here http://ourblocks.net/videos Maybe you'll find something 
you can use, or something that can lead you to something you can use. I 
hope to see your list soon, thanks for sharing. Note: This site has 
links to 39 YouTube videos

Shinichi Murota Doshisha University, Japan

1. Make the Road NY is probably the most active and powerful grassroots 
organization in NYC today. http://www.youtube.com/user/maketheroad

2. Time's Up is a bicycle rider's organization whose activity is 
basically a public ride to advocate for greener streets and riders 
friendly urban planning. http://www.youtube.com/user/txup

3. Common Ground is a famous community development project for homeless. 
Their approach is not quite "social work" per say, but they have made 
some impacts in the community. http://www.youtube.com/user/commongroundnyc

Ben MacConnell,Direct Action & Research Training Center, 

1. DART just posted a new video on community organizing. It also serves 
as decent intro for a new observer, so I thought it may be of use to 
you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shv8jeHyn0E

David William Rothwell

1. I recently watched a panel discussion on the Community Reinvestment 
Act that is posted on UNC Center for Poverty, Work and Opportunity 
<http://www.law.unc.edu/centers/poverty/events/default.aspx>. Any 
community practice effort should be informed of the CRA. (Note: This is 
an iTunes movie and may require you to open iTunes to play the movie. 
Try various browsers if one fails.) 

Rich Wood

1. Lots of resources via PICO website as well, some written some video, 
see http://www.piconetwork.org/

2. http://www.organizingcareers.org/videos?id=0001

3. http://www.piconetwork.org/congregations/reflections

4. http://www.cofionline.org/about_cofi.php?id=29

Dick Schoech, UT Arlington

1. Online Volunteering: http://www.youtube.com/jcravens42

2. Building Enduring Communities. development, property management, and 
residence- and community-based human services. ... nonprofit affordable 
housing social services. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w-Rp-umRLc

3. The Charlie Rose show has great interviews with current thinkers and 
doers. For example, the following conversation with Michael Milken & 
Muhammad Yunus about World poverty. 

4. Tracy J. Browns explains the Nine Essential Internal Controls that 
every Faith Based or Community Organization must have. 

Videos Not Online

 From Elizabeth Beck

1. I use something called Dudley street or streets of hope to show 
Rothman's three approaches,

2. I use Bill Moyers interview with Myles Horton (vol 2) to show 
community participation, adult education and pedagogy of the oppressed

3. I use a Philip Randolph which is 90 minutes called something like 
jobs and justice to show among others things coalition building.

 From Christina Erickson

1. A Days work for a Days Pay

2. Unnatural Causes

3. The story of stuff - on line

Nicole Nicotera, Associate Professor,Graduate School of Social 
Work,University of Denver

1. I like to use Holding Ground about the Dudley Street neighborhood 
initiative near Boston MA. There is also a book about their process 
called, Streets of Hope by Medoff and Sklar (1994) South End Press. 
Another DVD that may be useful, but I have not used in class myself is 
called “I am a Promise.”

Karen Gray, Asst Professor, OU-Tulsa School of Social Work, Tulsa, OK 74135

1. From the bottom up

2. The fire next time

3. Recruiting new members

4. It was a wonderful life

5. Building hope

6. The Forgotten Americans

7. Eyes on the Prize: Bridge to Freedom

8. Bread and Roses

9. Holding Ground

10. The Democratic Promise

Dick Schoech, UT Arlington

1. The Heart of Bassett Place: W. Gertrude Brown and the Wheatley House. 
Historical case study of community practice in an African-American 

3. Running Good Meetings (12 minutes) A humorous overview the basics of 
running meetings.

4. Bill Moyers interview with Ernie Cortez, a community organizer in San 
Antonio, TX

5. Mobilizing Community Assets. Kretzmann, J, & McKnight, J. (1993), the 
only video I know that argues that you have to take a capacity building 
approach to community practice to be effective.

6. The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky and his Legacy. 50 min.

7. The Deming of America: Interview with TQM founder E. Deming TQM as 
presented by its founder is very applicable to the human services.

Others mentioned

1. “Fight in the Fields" is a great movie for teaching organizing

2. “One night of fire' about activists creating an underground street 
party in nyc.

3. Thirst

4. Shape of Water

5. Twilight LA

6. This Black soil

7. The Milagro Bean Field War

8. Bullfrog films has a number of good ones. "The Philadelphia Story", 
looks promising.

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