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Point Made Learning uses documentary film to facilitate productive discussions around the most uncomfortable topics we face in American society - starting with racism. We take an innovative approach to raising awareness and organizing communities through our unique combination of storytelling, real talk, and digital tools. We tell true stories and teach powerful lessons about issues that matter.

Have you ever wanted to walk the bridge in Selma or see the bus that Rosa Parks "stood" her ground in? Tune in everyday ...
06/23/2019

Have you ever wanted to walk the bridge in Selma or see the bus that Rosa Parks "stood" her ground in? Tune in everyday next week to our stories on IG to get an upclose look at our very own Andre R Lee's Civil Rights tour that he leads in partnership with The Nation. Join us, ask questions, look deeper at the roots of American racism, and the journey toward true freedom. @autodidacticism @nationmag #IGTakeOver #blackinamerica #civilrights @ National Civil Rights Museum

You probably know all the usual touristy spots in DC. But have you ever been to President Lincoln’s Cottage? Last week...
06/20/2019

You probably know all the usual touristy spots in DC. But have you ever been to President Lincoln’s Cottage? Last week one of our team members @cewigginton got to facilitate a workshop with staff there (where the Lincolns moved their family during the Civil War).
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They played our school edition of The American Dream Game and we walked them through our facilitation process. The museum now has 5 sets onsite, and they’re ready to lead students and educators through the experience.
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Even though we were there to teach something, we learned a lot, too! Here are some of the fun facts we picked up:
1. President Lincoln’s dog was named Fido. Creative!
2. He liked to kid around and often told self-deprecating jokes.
3. He loved Shakespeare.
4. He failed at a lot of things before he made his way into politics. Ex: He was a shopkeeper and couldn’t make the right change for customers. He once walked two miles to deliver the correct change to someone after realizing his mistake.
5. He liked to keep things simple and had one egg and black coffee every morning for breakfast. We can’t believe someone hasn’t started marketing “The Lincoln Diet.”
6. When most of us imagine Lincoln, we usually picture the top hat, but he had a funky-casual side, too! At home, he’d wear a pair of carpet slippers embroidered with deer that had blue eyes and pink horns. Even when he hosted meetings at the Cottage, the slippers stayed on.
7. If you ask a tour guide here what the Civil War was about, their non-negotiable and unequivocal answer is “slavery.”
8. The people we got to meet who work there are brilliant, passionate, empathic, and truth-telling.
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Go meet them! You’ll learn a lot more than what we listed here. Thank you @lincolnscottage for including The American Dream in your programming!
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#TheAmericanDream #CivilRights #Slavery #swipeleft @ Lincolns Cottage WashingtonD.C

You probably know all the usual touristy spots in DC. But have you ever been to President Lincoln’s Cottage? Last week...
06/20/2019

You probably know all the usual touristy spots in DC. But have you ever been to President Lincoln’s Cottage? Last week one of our team members @cewigginton got to facilitate a workshop with staff there (where the Lincolns moved their family during the Civil War).
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They played our school edition of The American Dream Game and we walked them through our facilitation process. The museum now has 5 sets onsite, and they’re ready to lead students and educators through the experience.
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Even though we were there to teach something, we learned a lot, too! Here are some of the fun facts we picked up:
1. President Lincoln’s dog was named Fido. Creative!
2. He liked to kid around and often told self-deprecating jokes.
3. He loved Shakespeare.
4. He failed at a lot of things before he made his way into politics. Ex: He was a shopkeeper and couldn’t make the right change for customers. He once walked two miles to deliver the correct change to someone after realizing his mistake.
5. He liked to keep things simple and had one egg and black coffee every morning for breakfast. We can’t believe someone hasn’t started marketing “The Lincoln Diet.”
6. When most of us imagine Lincoln, we usually picture the top hat, but he had a funky-casual side, too! At home, he’d wear a pair of carpet slippers embroidered with deer that had blue eyes and pink horns. Even when he hosted meetings at the Cottage, the slippers stayed on.
7. If you ask a tour guide here what the Civil War was about, their non-negotiable and unequivocal answer is “slavery.”
8. The people we got to meet who work there are brilliant, passionate, empathic, and truth-telling.
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Go meet them! You’ll learn a lot more than what we listed here. Thank you @lincolnscottage for including The American Dream in your programming!
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#TheAmericanDream #CivilRights #Slavery #swipeleft @ Lincolns Cottage WashingtonD.C

Juneteenth: News travels faster nowadays, but liberation remains delayed. Today we commemorate Emancipation; acknowledge...
06/19/2019

Juneteenth: News travels faster nowadays, but liberation remains delayed. Today we commemorate Emancipation; acknowledge that information alone does not bring freedom; and continue in our commitment toward justice.

#Juneteenth #Jointheconversation #truth #freedom #racisminamerica

News travels faster nowadays, but liberation remains delayed. Today we commemorate Emancipation; acknowledge that inform...
06/19/2019

News travels faster nowadays, but liberation remains delayed. Today we commemorate Emancipation; acknowledge that information alone does not bring freedom; and continue in our commitment toward justice. #Juneteenth #Jointheconversation

Meet The Team - Say, "Hi" to Lenny Ray! If you want to talk about programming, he is your guy. He's also a great cook an...
06/17/2019

Meet The Team - Say, "Hi" to Lenny Ray! If you want to talk about programming, he is your guy. He's also a great cook and serves as a mentor to young men in his Brooklyn community. Lenny's no-drama attitude balances out our creative team! There's no way Point Made would work without Lenny Walker. #MeetTheTeamMonday

1924 -  Is the year when the U.S. Congress passed legislation recognizing the citizenship of Native Americans. The only ...
06/15/2019

1924 - Is the year when the U.S. Congress passed legislation recognizing the citizenship of Native Americans. The only true non-immigrant Americans had to wait for the white male immigrants to tell them they were allowed have rights. We have to know the truth to change the future! #Thisisourhistory #NativeAmericanCitizenshipDay

Today on Flag Day, let's focus on what the blue on the ol' red, white & blue signifies: vigilance, perseverance, and jus...
06/14/2019

Today on Flag Day, let's focus on what the blue on the ol' red, white & blue signifies: vigilance, perseverance, and justice. #flagday #bethechange #beantiracist

It's time to change the conversation around racism. Our online course will push you toward understanding so that you fee...
06/12/2019

It's time to change the conversation around racism. Our online course will push you toward understanding so that you feel inspired and equipped to take action! Link in bio for more info. https://pointmadelearning.com/inraidigital/ #onlinecourse #racisminamerica #lookdeeperrace #beantiracist

There is SO much truth in this groundbreaking book from Ibram X Kendi. @ibramxk #readthisnow #jointheconversation #BeAnt...
06/11/2019

There is SO much truth in this groundbreaking book from Ibram X Kendi. @ibramxk #readthisnow #jointheconversation #BeAntiracist

Still feeling so inspired by all of the wisdom dropped at the first-ever National Antiracist Book Festival. Swipe left t...
06/06/2019

Still feeling so inspired by all of the wisdom dropped at the first-ever National Antiracist Book Festival. Swipe left to see which books you should be adding to your summer reading list! #BeAntiracist
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@antiracismctr @afrominimalist @jasonreynolds83 @jamesrjordanfoundation @toddparr @simonandschuster @jacqueline_woodson @diangelorobin @ibramxk @ijeomaoluo @austinchanning

#Repost @ibramxk・・・I compiled this summer reading list for The New York Times. “Think of it as a stepladder to a...
06/05/2019

#Repost @ibramxk
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I compiled this summer reading list for The New York Times. “Think of it as a stepladder to antiracism, each step addressing a different stage of the journey toward destroying racism’s insidious hold on all of us.” These are most of the conceptual steps in HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST. Link in bio. #BeAntiracist.

"What am I supposed to do?" is the most-asked question we get at our workshops. Don't underestimate the power of listeni...
05/31/2019

"What am I supposed to do?" is the most-asked question we get at our workshops. Don't underestimate the power of listening. Our Life-size American Dream Experience provides a lot of opportunity for us to listen to one another's stories about race, equity, and inclusion. Check out the link in our bio to see the game in action. #Jointheconversation

Being the new kid is always hard - whether you are a child OR an adult. It's especially difficult when you don't fit the...
05/30/2019

Being the new kid is always hard - whether you are a child OR an adult. It's especially difficult when you don't fit the 'norm' of the environment you are stepping into. We love this new graphic novel by Jerry Craft because he tackles these issues directly. Thanks Jerry for telling this story! @jerrycraft
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#jointheconversation #readinglist

05/24/2019

The American Dream game is eye-opening, thought-provoking, and so engaging that students and teachers always want the experience to last longer. When was the last time you heard that about a diversity & inclusion workshop? Read more about how this game is being used in schools and organizations by clicking the link in below. And, then purchase a set of games for YOUR community.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/want-help-young-people-understand-how-american-dream-isnt-wigginton/

#education #teachers #educationalgames #diversityandinclusion #diversitymatters

"Connie Chung was my first same-race role model. She was elegant, credible, included -- and that’s what I wanted.” B...
05/22/2019

"Connie Chung was my first same-race role model. She was elegant, credible, included -- and that’s what I wanted.” Barb Lee, PML founder and president from her essay, “Representation Matters to Me.”
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Let's thank the trailblazers that went before us and helped us see ourselves in places we once could not have imagined.
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Share this post with your own #RepresentationMatters story.
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Read Barb’s full article - Link in bio.
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#apahm
#representationmatteratome
#asianamerican

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/connie-chung-my-first-same-race-role-model-she-elegant-barb-lee

Family Matters. ALL Families. Today is International Day of Families and it's easy to celebrate with these books! What a...
05/15/2019

Family Matters. ALL Families. Today is International Day of Families and it's easy to celebrate with these books! What are some of YOUR favorite books that celebrate families?
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#FamilyDay
#RepresentationMatters
#FamilyMatters

The documentary - I'm Not Racist...Am I? has been seen in more than 800 schools, organizations, and corporations around ...
05/14/2019

The documentary - I'm Not Racist...Am I? has been seen in more than 800 schools, organizations, and corporations around the US and the world. The film gets people talking about the real issues around race and racism that we all face everyday. Reach out to get on our fall schedule. http://www.notracistmovie.com/see-film/
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#lookdeeper
#jointheconversation

Lessons on how to be antiracist.. . .@rachel.cargle @the.wing. . .#lookdeeper #beantiracist #jointheconversation
05/10/2019

Lessons on how to be antiracist.
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@rachel.cargle @the.wing
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#lookdeeper #beantiracist #jointheconversation

One of our team members recently filmed and posted a video of white nationalists disrupting a talk by Jonathan Metzl on ...
05/08/2019

One of our team members recently filmed and posted a video of white nationalists disrupting a talk by Jonathan Metzl on his new book "Dying of Whiteness," and the video went viral. While the news cycle has moved on, we feel compelled to share her words and perspective of what she witnessed with you. Read article at link in bio.
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#dyingofwhiteness
#JonathanMetzl

What does The American Dream mean to you? #jointheconversation #lookdeeper
05/03/2019

What does The American Dream mean to you? #jointheconversation #lookdeeper

Our team is ready for the Antiracist Book Festival Today! #Repost @cewigginton・・・Special guest appearance by this ...
04/27/2019

Our team is ready for the Antiracist Book Festival Today! #Repost @cewigginton
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Special guest appearance by this guy in my bike+core class this morning @offroaddc . All part of our prep for tomorrow’s work w/Antiracist Book Festival @antiracismctr #beantiracist #strongertogether

Today is the day! Screening + Discussion: I'm Not Racist... Am I? - National Antiracist Book Festival, American Universi...
04/27/2019

Today is the day! Screening + Discussion: I'm Not Racist... Am I? - National Antiracist Book Festival, American University at 12:00pm. Link in bio for more info. @antiracismctr @cewigginton @autodidacticism #BeAntiracist #Jointheconversation

We all need to stand in line for THIS book - Coming August 2019! Hear more about Ibram X Kendi's latest project at The A...
04/26/2019

We all need to stand in line for THIS book - Coming August 2019! Hear more about Ibram X Kendi's latest project at The Antiracist Book Festival tomorrow April, 27th in Washington D.C. We will be there! #BeAntiracist #jointheconversation
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@ibramxk @antiracismctr

"Reynolds is a featured author at the Antiracist book festival next week and we cannot wait to get an autograph! And her...
04/25/2019

"Reynolds is a featured author at the Antiracist book festival next week and we cannot wait to get an autograph! And here's a fun fact! Jason Reynolds' All American Boys co-author, Brendan Kiely, makes an appearance in our film I'm Not Racist... Am I?
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"All I want kids to know is that I see them for who they are and not who everyone thinks they are,"" Jason Reynolds - Literary Super Hero.
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@jasonreynolds83 @brendankiely @antiracismctr #jointheconversation #BeAntiracist"

Don't miss Robin DiAngelo's real talk this weekend at The Antiracist Book Festival!  @antiracismctr @diangelorobin #Read...
04/25/2019

Don't miss Robin DiAngelo's real talk this weekend at The Antiracist Book Festival! @antiracismctr @diangelorobin #ReadThisBookNow #BeAntiracist #Jointheconversation

Today is #WorldBookDay and we are geeking out because the first ever National Antiracist Book Festival is THIS weekend! ...
04/23/2019

Today is #WorldBookDay and we are geeking out because the first ever National Antiracist Book Festival is THIS weekend! We are honored that our film “I'm Not Racist...Am I?” has been invited to share the space with such a powerful line up. @antiracismctr #Jointheconversation #BeAntiracist

And Saturday I will be at the Antiracist Book Festival with this other GFSer that wrote a book.
04/22/2019

And Saturday I will be at the Antiracist Book Festival with this other GFSer that wrote a book.

"Author Erica Dunbar will be at the Antiracist Book Festival next week! Check out this review of her book "Never Caught" --

"I loved 'Never Caught' adult edition, but the middle grade version is so thoroughly engaging that my kids want to read it out loud, together. The story has introduced them to a kind of history they haven’t seen before, and raises important questions. How is it that George Washington sought freedom for himself, while enslaving others? - A Middle School Mom.
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@antiracismctr @simonandschuster #ericaarmstrongdunbar #nevercaught #BeAntiracist #jointheconversation

"Author Erica Dunbar will be at the Antiracist Book Festival next week! Check out this review of her book "Never Caught"...
04/22/2019

"Author Erica Dunbar will be at the Antiracist Book Festival next week! Check out this review of her book "Never Caught" --

"I loved 'Never Caught' adult edition, but the middle grade version is so thoroughly engaging that my kids want to read it out loud, together. The story has introduced them to a kind of history they haven’t seen before, and raises important questions. How is it that George Washington sought freedom for himself, while enslaving others? - A Middle School Mom.
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@antiracismctr @simonandschuster #ericaarmstrongdunbar #nevercaught #BeAntiracist #jointheconversation

This is just one of the many jewels from Ijeoma Oluo’s book “So You Want To Talk About Race” #ReadThisBookNow and ...
04/21/2019

This is just one of the many jewels from Ijeoma Oluo’s book “So You Want To Talk About Race” #ReadThisBookNow and be better prepared to #jointheconversation @antiracismctr @ijeomaoluo
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#BeAntiRacist

#Repost @antiracismctr・・・Looking for new reads? We’ve got you! Every Sunday we’ll be highlighting one of the a...
04/19/2019

#Repost @antiracismctr
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Looking for new reads? We’ve got you! Every Sunday we’ll be highlighting one of the amazing books and authors to be featured at the National Antiracist Book Festival (ticket link in bio!) — @austinchanning was forced to confront this country’s racialized landscape at only 7 years old when she discovered her parents named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. I’m Still Here is a powerful account that uncovers the complexities of The United State’s social fabric. #beantiracist #jointheconversation

What stereotypes might you be holding about a work colleague? Our American Dream Game helps reveal our blindspots. Click...
04/16/2019

What stereotypes might you be holding about a work colleague? Our American Dream Game helps reveal our blindspots. Click the link our to see the game in action. http://bit.ly/TADpromo #jointheconversation

We have work to do! Thank you for choosing to #jointheconversation #beantiracist
04/15/2019

We have work to do! Thank you for choosing to #jointheconversation #beantiracist

Our diversity and inclusion workshops get people talking about real life issues. You can't help but learn something new ...
04/12/2019

Our diversity and inclusion workshops get people talking about real life issues. You can't help but learn something new when you spend time in someone else's shoes. Watch the video of our life-size American Dream Game and you'll see what we mean. http://bit.ly/TADpromo

An antiracist book festival? YES! We are honored to be participating in and helping to sponser the inaugural National An...
04/11/2019

An antiracist book festival? YES! We are honored to be participating in and helping to sponser the inaugural National Antiracist Book Festival. Get more info on our I'm Not Racist... Am I? screening and workshop taking place at the festival, link in bio. @antiracismctr
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#BeAntiracist #Jointheconversation

Don’t wait to be perfect to start learning more about racism. Otherwise, you’ll never get started. Check out this es...
04/09/2019
Privileged | By Kyle Korver

Don’t wait to be perfect to start learning more about racism. Otherwise, you’ll never get started. Check out this essay by Utah Jazz player Kyle Korver to see what we mean. It's absolutely worth taking five minutes today to read.

There’s so much great work out in the world written by activists and critical race theorists -- and we recommend this required reading all the time. But there’s also something to be said for reading and listening to someone who isn’t considered an expert. This essay is pretty refreshing in the way Korver writes with humility, curiosity, and empathy about his own mistakes and discoveries around waking up to the privilege he has as a white man, and more specifically as a white player in the NBA.

In our workshops, we often talk about meeting people where they are in learning about these issues (as long as they’re trying to get somewhere!), cutting ourselves and others some slack for “first-draft” thoughts, and trying to understand where someone is coming from — not just beat them in an argument or deliver the best ally performance.

Check it out and share!

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/kyle-korver-utah-jazz-nba

#BlackinAmerica #WhitePrivilege #RacisminAmerica #DiversityandInclusion #KyleKorver #jointheconversation #lookdeeper #notjustfebruary

There’s an elephant in the room that I’ve been thinking about a lot over these last few weeks.

#Facts — #jointheconversation
04/08/2019

#Facts — #jointheconversation

Meet Alex -- a character in our American Dream Game. The object of the game is to be the first player to achieve "SUCCES...
04/06/2019

Meet Alex -- a character in our American Dream Game. The object of the game is to be the first player to achieve "SUCCESS." How do you think Alex does? Swipe left and #jointheconversation

What’s your American Dream? Check out the link below to learn more about our American Dream Experiences! #jointheconve...
04/04/2019

What’s your American Dream? Check out the link below to learn more about our American Dream Experiences! #jointheconversation #MayaAngelou

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