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Diversity Guide

Resources to promote awareness of and conversation about different kinds of diversity.



Poverty in America (6 Parts): Combining scholarly analysis with a human-centered approach, this six-part series looks at the causes and effects of economic hardship in the United States while suggesting ways for society to combat the cycle of poverty. Situational, multigenerational, elder, and child poverty are all addressed through conversations with those who know economic hardship firsthand, while immigration issues and homelessness are also examined in depth. Expert commentary comes from respected writers, socioeconomic scholars, and frontline activists, including Washington Post columnist David Broder, Alan Berube of the Brookings Institute, and Jessica Bartholow, a community food bank administrator. Episodes include:
Why Poverty? (8 Titles)Despite advanced technology and better access to education, a billion people worldwide still live in poverty. This Peabody Award-winning eight-part series aims to raise awareness of this critical problem while exploring its causes and offering some possible solutions. Each program presents thought-provoking, often moving stories, but also raises difficult questions. Why is there still such a sharp divide between rich and poor? Can the less-well-off in America really claim to be in need? Will more education improve outlooks for people in the developing world? Episodes include:

Writers Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn join Jennifer Garner, Eva Longoria, and Alfre Woodard as they meet activists and individuals fighting poverty in West Virginia, Colombia and Haiti. This episode in the "A Path Appears" series focuses on early intervention in West Virginia, human trafficking in Haiti, and teen pregnancy in Colombia.