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The “Knock Knock” poem
Def Jam Poetry – Daniel Beaty “Knock Knock”
Published on Sept 17, 2009
In this poem by Daniel Beaty, he talks about his life growing up with his father. He tells a story of how he grew up sharing a game with his father, but he eventually got taken into jail. Then, he talks up a father and imagines one.

Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness
Published on Jan 17, 2017
Putting faces to Brooklyn’s mental illness statistics, BCS clients offer up their real life stories and struggles with mental diagnosis and ask you to see past the stigma.

An Age for Justice: Confronting Elder Abuse in America
Published on Mar 18, 2010
“An Age for Justice: Elder Abuse in America,” a video produced by the Elder Justice Now campaign, shows the families and individuals whose lives have been turned upside down by elder abuse. The video provides stark proof of the financial, emotional, and phsycial and psychological impact of the violence and abuse that an estimated five million Americans face every day. We hear from Vicki Bastion, 92, who installed a security gate inside her home to protect herself and what valuables she had left from her grandson and his gang‐related friends; Betty Beckles talks about her daughter beating her; Bob Lee tells us about his father, who was victimized by a paid caregiver causes depression that contributed to his death; and Pat Smith tells us about her husband, who has Alzheimers disease and was victimized financially by a young woman in Las Vegas who walked with $750,000. The video was produced by the National Council on Aging and WITNESS, to shine the light on what one interviewee called a dark mark on our humanity.

HIV and AIDS Anti-Stigma PSA
Published on Jan 16, 2011
HIV and AIDS Anti-Stigma PSA courtesy of the NYS Department of Health

Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story
Published on Dec 2, 2009
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.



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