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Out in the Silence

HOME USE RIGHTS - Out in the Silence examines gay rights and issues. The announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson's wedding to another man ignited a firestorm of controversy several years ago in the small Pennsylvania town of Oil City -- a place he left behind long ago. Drawn back by a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen being tormented at school, Wilson takes viewers on an exhilarating journey through love, hate, and understanding in rural America. Filmmakers will be in the WPSU studios as the station premieres the work. "Out in the Silence" debuts on WPSU-TV on Friday, Sept. 11 at 9 p.m. as part of the station's fall pledge drive. Portions of the documentary as well as other outreach materials are available online at http://wpsu.org/outinthesilence. "Out in the Silence" takes viewers on a personal journey through conservative small town America as the filmmaker becomes immersed in the battle over gay visibility and equality that unfolds in his hometown in Venango County, Pa. over a three year period. With camera in hand, Wilson engages with traditional-values activists, conservative politicians, school authorities and everyday local folks. He follows the trials and tribulations of a grassroots effort to promote diversity and tolerance in the area and forms an unlikely and transformative friendship with a fundamentalist preacher.

Out in the Silence

EDUCATIONAL,INSTITUTION AND LIBRARY USE - Out in the Silence examines gay rights and issues. The announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson's wedding to another man ignited a firestorm of controversy several years ago in the small Pennsylvania town of Oil City -- a place he left behind long ago. Drawn back by a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen being tormented at school, Wilson takes viewers on an exhilarating journey through love, hate, and understanding in rural America. Filmmakers will be in the WPSU studios as the station premieres the work. "Out in the Silence" debuts on WPSU-TV on Friday, Sept. 11 at 9 p.m. as part of the station's fall pledge drive. Portions of the documentary as well as other outreach materials are available online at http://wpsu.org/outinthesilence. "Out in the Silence" takes viewers on a personal journey through conservative small town America as the filmmaker becomes immersed in the battle over gay visibility and equality that unfolds in his hometown in Venango County, Pa. over a three year period. With camera in hand, Wilson engages with traditional-values activists, conservative politicians, school authorities and everyday local folks. He follows the trials and tribulations of a grassroots effort to promote diversity and tolerance in the area and forms an unlikely and transformative friendship with a fundamentalist preacher.

Out in the Silence

COMMUNITY SCREENING (single license) - Out in the Silence examines gay rights and issues. The announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson's wedding to another man ignited a firestorm of controversy several years ago in the small Pennsylvania town of Oil City -- a place he left behind long ago. Drawn back by a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen being tormented at school, Wilson takes viewers on an exhilarating journey through love, hate, and understanding in rural America. Filmmakers will be in the WPSU studios as the station premieres the work. "Out in the Silence" debuts on WPSU-TV on Friday, Sept. 11 at 9 p.m. as part of the station's fall pledge drive. Portions of the documentary as well as other outreach materials are available online at http://wpsu.org/outinthesilence. "Out in the Silence" takes viewers on a personal journey through conservative small town America as the filmmaker becomes immersed in the battle over gay visibility and equality that unfolds in his hometown in Venango County, Pa. over a three year period. With camera in hand, Wilson engages with traditional-values activists, conservative politicians, school authorities and everyday local folks. He follows the trials and tribulations of a grassroots effort to promote diversity and tolerance in the area and forms an unlikely and transformative friendship with a fundamentalist preacher.

Out in the Silence

COMMUNITY SCREENING KIT(5 DVD's for distribution) - Out in the Silence examines gay rights and issues. The announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson's wedding to another man ignited a firestorm of controversy several years ago in the small Pennsylvania town of Oil City -- a place he left behind long ago. Drawn back by a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen being tormented at school, Wilson takes viewers on an exhilarating journey through love, hate, and understanding in rural America. Filmmakers will be in the WPSU studios as the station premieres the work. "Out in the Silence" debuts on WPSU-TV on Friday, Sept. 11 at 9 p.m. as part of the station's fall pledge drive. Portions of the documentary as well as other outreach materials are available online at http://wpsu.org/outinthesilence. "Out in the Silence" takes viewers on a personal journey through conservative small town America as the filmmaker becomes immersed in the battle over gay visibility and equality that unfolds in his hometown in Venango County, Pa. over a three year period. With camera in hand, Wilson engages with traditional-values activists, conservative politicians, school authorities and everyday local folks. He follows the trials and tribulations of a grassroots effort to promote diversity and tolerance in the area and forms an unlikely and transformative friendship with a fundamentalist preacher.

The 13 Indigenous Grandmothers - GRANDMA AGGIE

HOME USE RIGHTS The 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Discover a life dedicated to peace.Grandma Aggie, spokesperson and eldest member of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, speaks about the grandmothers' hope to change the direction of the world, save Mother Earth, and ensure peace and prosperity for all following generations. From the Conversations with Penn State Series featuring Patty Satalia

York: The Voice of Freedom

York: The Voice of Freedom is not a documentary, it is a dramatic work of art. As such, it starts with the facts of York's life and tries to explain through music and drama what that life meant. A work of history deals strictly with the facts; a work of art must seek for the truth that lives within those facts: how did the obedient slave come to understand that equality is not a gift to be passively accepted but a right to be seized and passed on to one's children? York: The Voice of Freedom hopefully shines some small light upon the dark facts surrounding the hundreds of thousands who were forced into lives of servitude. The stories of most of those victims have been lost, their voices silenced. York: The Voice of Freedom is a song of hope that resurrects the story of one man: York, the slave who traveled to the end of the earth and came back to find he still had ahead of him a long road to freedom. YORK: The Voice of Freedom Music by Bruce Trinkley Words by Jason Charnesky Videotaped at Penn State's Playhouse Theatre, November 17, 2002, by Penn State Public Broadcasting, this version was produced by Jerry Sawyer and directed for television by Jeffrey Hughes. 2dvd set

Arthur Hall

Choreographer Arthur Hall talks about the need he saw in African American communities that inspired his work. Before his death in 1996 he led African dance ensembles all over the world and established cultural centers in Philadelphia and Maine. Film features a dance performance choreographed by Arthur Hall

Sexual Harassment: Serious Business

Stresses the importance of respect and professionalism in the work place, enabling all employees to work in a comfortable, healthy environment. Indicates how to prevent or eliminate harrassment, the negative impacts of a hostile work environment on the team, quid pro quo harrassment, the effects of workplace flirtations, how to confront a harrasser, proper procedures for reporting and investigating complaints and the consequence of false accusations. 16 page leader's guide included. 1993. 25 minutes.

Sexual Harassment: A New Look at an Old Problem

5 vignettes illustrate typical cases of sexual harrassment that may be reported to an Affirmative Action office on a large university campus. The incidents include overt, conscious harrassment initiated by both male and females. Intended to stimulate discussion. c 1996 Produced by the Penn State Office of Educational Equity, the Penn State Affirmative Action Office, and WPSX-TV Includes Manual

Sexual Harassment: A New Look at an Old Problem w/ Facilitator Guide

This video consists of five dramatic vignettes illustrating typical cases that may be reported to an Affirmative Action office on a large university campus. The incidents include overt, conscious harassment initiated by both males and females. As with other videos, the vignettes are intended to act as trigger mechanisms to stimulate discussion in a group setting. Note: There are two versions of this video, one containing only the dramatic segments and a second version with an introduction and bridge material between each segment. Approximate running time for the segments only version is 21 min., for the ex-tended second version, 31 min. Each ver-sion includes a 47-page facilitator's guide that contains a lesson plan, removable visual aids, a definition of sexual harassment, and information on legal issues. c 1996 Produced by the Penn State Office of Educational Equity, the Penn State Affirmative Action Office, and WPSX-TV Includes Manual

Hate

Hate diminishes us all. Take a good, hard look at this destructive force and examine the problem of indifference. Learn why human diversity is a benefit that all of us should celebrate. Understand the damage that is done by hatred and see what happens to those who are the victims of hate. Roles that people take on that perpetuate hate are closely examined. Be aware that when it comes to hatred, even one person can make a difference. Learn how you can be a positive influence in your school and in your community. ©2001

Multicultural Understanding

America's culture is unique because people from every corner of the globe have contributed to it. The more diverse a culture is, the richer it is. The citizens of the United States must be ready to embrace their country's diversity and to celebrate it. No ethnic, racial, or religious group is superior to any other. To be tolerant and to truly accept that we are all different but equal must be America's goal for the 21st Century. The message conveyed by this video is that we should not fear those who are different from us. Rather, we should seize the opportunity to learn from other people and to enjoy what they can share. ©2001

Myths and Legends of Ancient Civilizations

Ancient people all over the world relied upon myths and legends to impose a sense of order on a world that was filled with incomprehensible and powerful forces. ©1999

The Black Middle Class with Mary Pattillo

HOME USE RIGHTS Uncover the experiences of middle class African Americans in The Black Middle Calss with Mary Pattillo Mary Pattillo is one of the leading sociologists on race and class in the 21st century. She is professor of sociology and African American studies at Northwestern University and author of "Black Picket Fences," which takes a candid look at the rarely studied black middle class. Mary Pattillo discusses the rarely studied and often overlooked African American middle class. Discover the history of the black middle class, learn about conflicts between middle class and poor African Americans, and find out how the election of President Obama has altered the dialogue. From the Conversations with Penn State Series featuring Patty Satalia

The 13 Indigenous Grandmothers - GRANDMA AGGIE

CLASSROOM LIBRARY USE RIGHTS The 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Discover a life dedicated to peace.Grandma Aggie, spokesperson and eldest member of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, speaks about the grandmothers' hope to change the direction of the world, save Mother Earth, and ensure peace and prosperity for all following generations. From the Conversations with Penn State Series featuring Patty Satalia

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