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PML is dedicated to educating individuals and organizations on the topics of race and inclusion. Point Made Learning offers hands on learning experiences for schools and organizations that want to have real conversations surrounding the topics of race, diversity, equity and inclusion. We offer workshops, film screenings and speaking engagements. Our unique American Dream Game remodels the conventi

onal board game transforming it into a powerful lesson on bias, stereotypes, discrimination, and systemic inequity. We tell true stories and teach powerful lessons about issues that matter.

Let's bring it!
03/08/2022

Let's bring it!

We want to "reflect joy in our cultural diversity" and have a "passion for justice" and a "love of freedom" - How about ...
03/05/2022

We want to "reflect joy in our cultural diversity" and have a "passion for justice" and a "love of freedom" - How about you? 🖐️
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“This is an extraordinary moment for our country and for the fight to ensure justice is equal under the law."  Epting, M...
03/03/2022

“This is an extraordinary moment for our country and for the fight to ensure justice is equal under the law." Epting, MoveOn’s executive director, said in a statement to theGrio.

Check out the new ad released on Thursday by the advocacy group Demand Justice! "The ad’s release comes after Fox News host Tucker Carlson drew outrage Wednesday night when he demanded on his show that President Biden should release the LSAT score of Judge Brown Jackson, a Harvard Law School graduate, to prove that she is a “once in a generation legal talent.” The Grio

Read more here: https://buff.ly/3sDLMte

How important is it to teach honest history in public and private schools, and what's at risk for the educators who choo...
03/03/2022

How important is it to teach honest history in public and private schools, and what's at risk for the educators who choose to go against laws that make teaching the 'truth' a crime?⠀
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The teachers' unions, courts, lawmakers, parents, and concerned citizens are on alert! The more you know about what's going on, the better actions you will take to ensure students get the education they deserve and educators are receiving the legal protection to keep doing their jobs.⠀
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Check out the resources to stay informed and please VOTE for truth and freedom every chance your get!
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11/29/2021

So...who wants to see a really good film?⠀

The award winning documentary 'Virtually Free' is a gripping true story that shows how juvenile justice, art, and unlikely allies can make a community better.

And now you have the opportunity to participate in a private viewing + an invite only live virtual conversation between the filmmaker Andrè Robert Lee and fellow filmmaker Catherine Wigginton Greene.⠀

Click the link below to secure your spot today!

https://watch.eventive.org/pml-screenings/play/619c6f587ee8e9008df1c3d0?utm_source=newsletter%2C+instagram%2C+facebook%2C+linkedin%2C+twitter%2C+email&utm_medium=social%2C+newsletter%2C+email&utm_campaign=virtuallyfree_screening
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It's that time of the year, movie season!  Around here, we love a good story.  ⠀⠀Most films keep you interested until th...
11/26/2021

It's that time of the year, movie season! Around here, we love a good story. ⠀

Most films keep you interested until they're done, and then, pretty quickly, you forget about them.

But a really good film? Well, that's different. It starts changing you as you're watching it, inspires you, and stays with you long after it's ended.⠀

So...who wants to see a really good film?⠀

The award winning documentary 'Virtually Free' is a gripping true story that shows how juvenile justice, art, and unlikely allies can make a community better.

And now you have the opportunity to participate in a private viewing + an invite only live virtual conversation between the filmmaker Andrè Robert Lee and fellow filmmaker Catherine Wigginton Greene.⠀

Click the link in our bio to secure your spot today!
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"Do not fear the opportunity to do better." Ijeoma Oluo
08/27/2021

"Do not fear the opportunity to do better." Ijeoma Oluo

We are excited to announce the addition of the documentary 'Virtually Free' to our fall and winter programming. There ar...
08/25/2021

We are excited to announce the addition of the documentary 'Virtually Free' to our fall and winter programming. There are a limited number of workshop slots available with the director this fall and winter -- secure your date today!

Why is this film important?
👉Every year, about 300,000 kids are confined in youth detention in the US, limiting their potential to succeed in life.
👉70-80% will be re-arrested within 2 or 3 years of being released
👉Nearly ⅔ will never complete high school.

Richmond, Virginia's families, police, judges, artists, and activists have united in changing this in their community. This film is a documentary about unlikely allies who partner to transform the juvenile justice system and stop mass incarceration. Produced by the non-profit media company Shine Global, the 40-minute documentary Virtually Free is directed by André Robert Lee.

✔️Now booking summer and fall workshops with director André Robert Lee, including screenings of this awarding-winning documentary! Virtual and in-person options are available. Contact us at [email protected] to secure your date.

Caption this! 😀Meet Lenny Walker. If you've participated in one of Point Made Learning's workshops or called to chat abo...
08/23/2021

Caption this! 😀

Meet Lenny Walker. If you've participated in one of Point Made Learning's workshops or called to chat about an upcoming event, the chances are that you are familiar with Lenny.

We call this his "Please, tell me more" stance. As a facilitator and colleague, Lenny is always encouraging and modeling the importance of curiosity.

If you are struggling to understand someone's point of view today, why not try taking a page from Lenny's playbook and get curious!

The news can be overwhelming, and often even though we want to help, we don't.  👉We love it when outlets like   put toge...
08/20/2021

The news can be overwhelming, and often even though we want to help, we don't.

👉We love it when outlets like put together articles that lay out actionable steps that can make a difference.

None of us will save the world from pain, racism, inequity, or suffering from one action, but we can collectively make an impact by taking one step.

If you have been watching the news coverage on Afghanistan and are looking for ways to help, we encourage you to head over to NPR and check out their article, "The Simple Steps You Can Take Right Now To Help Afghan Refugees" by DEEPA SHIVARAM

Link: https://www.npr.org/2021/08/17/1028483700/help-afghanistan-refugees

The 'emotional residue' attached to work and life circumstances can lead to burnout. Is this something that resonates wi...
08/19/2021

The 'emotional residue' attached to work and life circumstances can lead to burnout. Is this something that resonates with you?

As a small team working to help communities talk about uncomfortable subjects while the realities of the latest newsreel play in the background, we empathize with those who might be struggling.

These days we are permitting ourselves to pause when needed. This helps us to be fully present to our clients and each other.

Keep going! Your voice matters. But don't forget to pause when needed.

How important is it to teach honest history in public schools, and what's at risk for the educators who choose to go aga...
07/08/2021

How important is it to teach honest history in public schools, and what's at risk for the educators who choose to go against laws that make teaching the 'truth' a crime?

The teachers' unions, courts, lawmakers, parents, and concerned citizens are on alert! The more you know about what's going on, the better actions you will take to ensure students get the education they deserve and educators are receiving the legal protection to keep doing their jobs.

Check out the resources on the next slide so you can learn more, look deeper and take action.

The   : ➡️The city of Philadelphia has custody of about 5,000 abused and neglected children.➡️The city of Philadelphia h...
06/17/2021

The :
➡️The city of Philadelphia has custody of about 5,000 abused and neglected children.
➡️The city of Philadelphia has laws in place to ensure ALL people have the right to serve these children through foster care and adoption.
➡️The city of Philadelphia recognized that one of its contractors -- A Catholic agency -- was discriminating against LGBTQIA+ individuals
➡️The city of Philadelphia fired said agency because they broke the law

So what did the Supreme Court do? They came in and told Philadelphia that they had to give this agency its contract back even though the agency admittedly broke the law and used tax payer money to fund discriminatory practices.
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"The dramatic nature of Thursday's decision was underlined by the fact that the case involved government contracting — an area of the law in which the court in the past has said that government is at the apex of its power to impose conditions on how the taxpayers' money is spent." NPR

This is why your vote matters! Every vote matters.

Please, catch up on all the details at NPR and then share this news with your community. https://buff.ly/3zBR5uw

Don't underestimate the power of love! Education and equitable, inclusive legislation are essential. But love is also ne...
06/10/2021

Don't underestimate the power of love! Education and equitable, inclusive legislation are essential. But love is also necessary. Thank you, Laverne Cox, for being a beacon in what often is a dark world.

What can you do today to spread a little love?

Learning how to communicate respectfully and effectively sometimes requires a bit of education. Terms are constantly cha...
06/09/2021

Learning how to communicate respectfully and effectively sometimes requires a bit of education. Terms are constantly changing and evolving, and it can feel overwhelming, but there are plenty of resources to help all of us be better humans!

The Human Rights Campaign has created an LGBTQIA glossary that is updated regularly! Bookmark this glossary and refer back to it as needed. And please, don't keep this information to yourself. Please share it! https://buff.ly/352dgfC

Want to help? Don't know where to start?  has done most of the work for you by gathering 68 places where you can DONATE ...
05/27/2021

Want to help? Don't know where to start? has done most of the work for you by gathering 68 places where you can DONATE TODAY!
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“68 Ways to Donate in Support of Asian Communities - From funds to help struggling businesses to community-enrichment organizations”-New York Magazine, The Editors, Updated March 2021
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Take 5-mins today and start helping.

One year later. Where are we now?George Floyd 1973-2020Rest in Power
05/25/2021

One year later. Where are we now?
George Floyd 1973-2020
Rest in Power

04/29/2021

Two academics discuss the fatal shooting of the 16-year-old in Columbus, Ohio, highlighting the different standards that young Black girls are held to.

We are excited to announce the addition of the documentary 'Virtually Free' to our programming.👉Every year about 300,000...
04/19/2021

We are excited to announce the addition of the documentary 'Virtually Free' to our programming.

👉Every year about 300,000 kids are confined in youth detention in the US, limiting their
potential to succeed in life.
👉70-80% will be re-arrested within 2 or 3 years of being released
👉Nearly ⅔ will never complete high school. Richmond, Virginia’s families, police, judges, artists, and activists have united to change this in
their own community.

This film is a documentary about unlikely allies who partner to
transform the juvenile justice system and stop mass incarceration.
Produced by the non-profit media company Shine Global, the 40-minute documentary Virtually
Free is directed by André Robert Lee .

✔️Now booking summer and fall screenings and workshops! Contact us at [email protected] to secure your date.

“The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality, it is about power — which groups have it and which do not.” I...
04/19/2021

“The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality, it is about power — which groups have it and which do not.” Isabel Wilkerson "Before its release, the Chicago Tribune declared that Caste “should be at the top of every American’s reading list." Dwight Garner, the chief critic of The New York Times, called Caste “an instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.” - www.isabelwilkerson.com..

The American Dream Game is a perspective-taking, structured-play experience that helps players explore how race, class, ...
04/18/2021

The American Dream Game is a perspective-taking, structured-play experience that helps players explore how race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and ability play a role in everyday interactions and long-term opportunities.
👉Raise Awareness
👉Cultivate Analysis
👉Encourage Action..
Pre-orders now available https://buff.ly/2Qtslmp..

In 2020 we saw thousands of people go through our programming. We hope that we will see 10x that number in 2021. Getting...
04/18/2021

In 2020 we saw thousands of people go through our programming. We hope that we will see 10x that number in 2021. Getting feedback like this reminds us why we keep showing up...
Our approach to facilitating organizations through our 'Look Deeper: Race' experience is innovative, entertaining, and activating. We work with our clients to customize our programming to address the needs of their community..
Contact us at [email protected] for a complimentary consultation...

We are now booking Summer and Fall screenings and workshops for "I'm Not Racist... Am I?"..Contact programming@pointmade...
04/17/2021

We are now booking Summer and Fall screenings and workshops for "I'm Not Racist... Am I?"..
Contact programming@pointmadelearning to secure your event -- we offer virtual and in-person options...
For one school year, a diverse group of remarkable teens and their families plunges into a yearlong journey to get at the heart of racism. We see how these difficult conversations begin to affect their relationships and ultimately challenge them to look deep within themselves through some tense and painful moments. By the end of their time together, we'll see these courageous young people develop stronger bonds, a greater resolve, and a more extensive definition of racism than any of us ever imagined...
Watch the trailer here: https://buff.ly/2OTRN40..

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // Point Made Learning is partnering with Edgenuity® - A leading provider of K–12 online learning ...
04/17/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // Point Made Learning is partnering with Edgenuity® - A leading provider of K–12 online learning solutions - to provide cost effective solutions for antiracism learning to communities across the United States.
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We are so excited about this partnership. Schools and districts now have access to bulk subscriptions to our Look Deeper: Race course through the Edgenuity® platform.
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Look Deeper: Race is an online course built around a ground breaking documentary film. Split into episodic chapters this 8-module, self-paced program includes on-screen lessons, interactive exercises, a facilitation manual, discussion guides, and bonus content.
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Learn more about this Edgenuity® opportunity here: https://buff.ly/39zzQPr
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Point Made Learning brings innovative content and programming to institutions and organizations that are serious about inclusion. Learn more at https://buff.ly/3wk0zsU

Edgenuity, in partnership with Point Made Learning, is pleased to offer Look Deeper: Race, a transformative 6–12 interactive anti-racism curriculum.

Talking about racism is exhausting. Often our team needs a good laugh (or cry) to keep moving forward. To anyone struggl...
04/16/2021

Talking about racism is exhausting. Often our team needs a good laugh (or cry) to keep moving forward. To anyone struggling today, please take care of yourself!
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"Do not fear the opportunity to do better." -Ijeoma Oluo . .
04/16/2021

"Do not fear the opportunity to do better." -Ijeoma Oluo . .

Progress is only possible when equitable ideas, laws and practices are implemented.
04/16/2021

Progress is only possible when equitable ideas, laws and practices are implemented.

Desmond Tutu's well-known quote reminds us every day to actively choose the side of justice, equity, and inclusion...Cre...
04/16/2021

Desmond Tutu's well-known quote reminds us every day to actively choose the side of justice, equity, and inclusion...
Creating lasting change is more manageable with a community! Thank you for being a part of ours...

03/10/2021
"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." Ruth Bader Ginsburg   ...
03/10/2021

"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." Ruth Bader Ginsburg . .
What's your favorite RBG quote? . .

03/09/2021
"More than 2.3 million women have dropped out of the labor force since February 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor S...
03/09/2021

"More than 2.3 million women have dropped out of the labor force since February 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A Census Bureau and Federal Reserve analysis found that 1 in 3 women not working in July cited childcare issues as the reason, and Pew found that mothers of children 12 and under were three times more likely than fathers to have lost work between February and August. Latina and Black women have been hit hardest, and women’s labor-force participation reached a 33-year low in January. Economists have dubbed this recession a “she­cession.” -ELIANA DOCKTERMAN, Time Magazine
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☝️This is why gender & racial equity matters. Read the whole article at Time Magazine here: https://buff.ly/3epSn3Y
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We C E L E B R A T E womxn today and every day. 💥Who are you celebrating? -- Pictured are just a few of the glass-shatte...
03/08/2021

We C E L E B R A T E womxn today and every day. 💥Who are you celebrating? -- Pictured are just a few of the glass-shattering inspirational womxn, past and present, who are on our list! Do you recognize anyone? . .

Black History is American History -- This is not a new statement. But we will keep saying it until the schools, corporat...
02/27/2021

Black History is American History -- This is not a new statement. But we will keep saying it until the schools, corporations and leaders of our communities agree that working toward a more racially equitable society cannot just be the highlight of one month out of the year.

This young activist - Anya Dillard - is inspiring us to keep working to deconstruct racism.//"I want to always be a "sol...
02/26/2021

This young activist - Anya Dillard - is inspiring us to keep working to deconstruct racism.
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"I want to always be a "soldier of the people," to make a substantial difference in the width of the door of opportunity for people of color. I've always hoped that I grow up to be someone who builds a door where there is no door and advocates for people to accomplish the goals society tells them are impossible." Anya Dillard - These Young Activists Are Writing The Future, Elle Magazine
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Read more: https://buff.ly/3cUjVxE

Your voice matters! Don't forget that this week. Showing up to fight for equity and justice isn't easy. Reach out to som...
02/24/2021

Your voice matters! Don't forget that this week. Showing up to fight for equity and justice isn't easy. Reach out to someone today who inspires you to press on, and tell them! We are stronger together!

"We are our history." What can you do today to make an impact in your community?
02/22/2021

"We are our history." What can you do today to make an impact in your community?

Powerful words from the power young activist, Khalea Edwards. Read more about here story at Rolling Stones - Year in Rev...
02/19/2021

Powerful words from the power young activist, Khalea Edwards. Read more about here story at Rolling Stones - Year in Review: How Black Lives Matter Inspired a New Generation of Youth Activists - By RYAN BORT & KIMBERLY ALEAH

READ MORE: https://buff.ly/2KGPpee

Doesn't   inspire you to be a better human? Comment below if you agree!//
02/17/2021

Doesn't inspire you to be a better human? Comment below if you agree!
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"Slavery is our country's origin." - Hasan Kwame Jefferies, The Southern Poverty Law Center's report 'Teaching Hard Hist...
02/16/2021

"Slavery is our country's origin." - Hasan Kwame Jefferies, The Southern Poverty Law Center's report 'Teaching Hard History' - Read more here: https://buff.ly/3a0ZYTM
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"Schools are not adequately teaching the history of American slavery, educators are not sufficiently prepared to teach it, textbooks do not have enough material about it, and – as a result – students lack a basic knowledge of the important role it played in shaping the United States and the impact it continues to have on race relations in America" - Kate Shuster
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