Here are some resources for generating dialogue topics related to current social issues.
MTV Decoded is a weekly series now on MTV where the fearless Franchesca Ramsey tackles race, pop culture, and other uncomfortable things, in funny and thought-provoking ways. Half sketch comedy, half vlog. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnvZ3PbKApGM-hHuQ9lNc5oSKsusjn0Z6
These videos focus on difficult topics related to race that can lead to challenging interactions if not explored more deeply.
- Just try saying my name right! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIZtiAtlkZk
- When did you realize your race? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5nQmLbbWz0
- Why does MTV’s Decoded hate White People? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmDCADWyaiI
MUNDO is a student organization and academic initiative within Residence Life designed to help Ohio State students be able to make connections through service, level UP! their knowledge through learning, and spark change through leadership.
Anti-Bias/Anti-Racism and Social Change Resources
- This webpage contains links to podcasts, video, resource lists and more that can be used for creating engaging and informative dialogues on current issues.
- Here’s the link: http://involvedliving.osu.edu/mundo/spark-change/anti-bias-anti-racism-and-social-justice-resources/
Save the Children
Every child deserves a Future. In the U.S. and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We do whatever it takes to save children, transforming their lives and the future we share. https://www.savethechildren.org/us/about-us
This video is a great way to talk about what motivates individuals to seek asylum in other countries and the impact that this process can have on their lived experiences.
- Most Shocking Second a day video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBQ-IoHfimQ&list=PLQfNAby8czXmvk4a_0xTzn1UEcnsMLlWO&index=6&t=0s
The Try Guys*
The Try Guys is a comedy series featuring multi-hyphenate personalities Ned Fulmer, Keith Habersberger, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang, who write, produce, direct, shoot and act in each episode https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Try_Guys
These videos focus on challenges and opportunities related to racial, ethnic and gender images in society.
*Note: These videos contain strong language