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Web Link The Holliday Videotape
A videotape taken by George Holliday turned what would otherwise have been a violent, but soon forgotten, encounter between Los Angeles police and Rodney King into one of the most widely watched and discussed incidents of its kind. All of the blows struck by officers come within the first minute-and-a-half of the video.

Web Link Television Race Initiative
TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES is a featured program of the Television Race Initiative (a project of American Documentary, Inc.), a multiyear effort in which diverse, character-driven, high-profile television broadcasts create a framework for sustained community dialogue and problem solving on race-relations issues. Television Race Initiative has created a downloadable facilitator's guide that is available in PDF format here (319kb).

Web LinkThe Laramie Project
Selected as the Opening Night Premiere at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, The Laramie Project is a groundbreaking HBO Film event that recreates the efforts of a New York theatre troupe to shed light on a western town's loss of innocence following a hate crime perpetrated on a 21-year-old University of Wyoming student. Adapted from the acclaimed play of the same name, the film features an all-star cast.
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Web Link The Applied Research Center
The Applied Research Center is a public policy, educational, and research institute whose work emphasizes issues of race and social change.

PDF PDF Detailed Timeline of Los Angeles' History
Available in MS Word (31kb) or Adobe PDF (82kb)

PDF PDF Short Timeline of Los Angeles' History
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PDF PDF The Applied Research Center
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Web Link Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History and Ourselves, a national non-profit organization that works with educators to bring issues of social justice to the classroom and the community, is working with Anna Deavere Smith on a TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES study guide. Check the Web site or call (617) 232-1595 for more information. In late April 2001, Facing History and Ourselves will host an online discussion on the Web site of themes the film illuminates.

Web Link Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue
Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue, founded and directed by Anna Deavere Smith, supports the creation of works of art about social change in a multidisciplinary atmosphere of artists, scholars, activists, and audience members.

Web Link Project Change
Project Change's mission is to empower communities to reduce racial prejudice and improve race relations, to serve as a national clearinghouse for anti-racism information resources and training, and to further the development of an infrastructure for social justice work.

Web Link The Study Circles Resource Center
The Study Circles Resource Center promotes the use of study circles -- small-group, democratic, highly participatory discussions that give everyday people opportunities to make a difference on critical social and political issues.

Book The Colonizer and the Colonized
by Albert Memmi
First published in English in 1965, this timeless classic explores the psychological effects of colonialism on colonized and colonizers alike.
"Confiscated by colonial police throughout the world since its 1957 publication, THE COLONIZER AND THE COLONIZED is an important document of our times, an invaluable warning for all future generations."--The Los Angeles Times
Paperback: 169 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press; Expanded edition (July 8, 1991)
ISBN: 0807003018

Book Racism
by Albert Memmi, Kwame Anthony Appiah (Translator), Steve Martinot (Introduction)
Racism has proved adaptable to a wide range of theoretical frameworks and practical expressions. This feature of racist discourse has contributed significantly to its pernicious persistence. Through a systematic attack upon the politics of language, categories, and concepts informing racist practice, Anatomy of Racism examines the nature of racism conceptually and historically to unveil its chameleonic and parasitic character as evidenced in the body of scientific and philosophical, sociopolitical and legal, and cultural expression
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr (Txt); 1st edition (December 7, 1999)
ISBN: 0816631654

Book Latino Metropolis (Globalization and Community)
by Victor M. Valle, Rodolfo D. Torres, Saskia Sassen
Combining political and economic insight with trenchant social and cultural analysis, this work offers the clearest statement to date of how ethnicity and class intersect in defining racialized social relations in the contemporary metropolis.
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr (Txt); (August 2000)
ISBN: 0816630305

Web Link The American River College: Campus Book Club
American River College is also sponsoring "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992" as one of their Book Club projects.

Web Link Civil Rights and Police Reform in Los Angeles: 1965 to 1997
A detailed timeline of Los Angeles Police Department actions

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