Face the challenge of change

Muse Machine is young people, alumni, their families, their teachers, our collaborators and our supporters, across many counties and well over three decades. The arts, education and Muse Machine have been fundamentally shaped by the extraordinary vision and achievements of the Black community.

A collection of resources

• Anti-racism resources for teachers by teachers  Details Here

• Your Kids Aren’t Too Young To Talk About Race: resources for parents and teachers  Details Here

• Connect with a crisis counselor: Crisis Text Line  Details Here

• 14 antiracist books for kids and teens recommended by BIPOC teachers and librarians  Details Here

Some things to watch (suggested by Benjamin Franklin’s Student Council and Black Culture Club):

• 13th – Ava Duvernay (Netflix)
• When They See Us – Ava Duvernay (Netflix)
• American Son – Kenny Leon (Netflix)
• Dear White People – Justin Simien (Netflix)
• 12 Years A Slave (Netflix)

• Fruitvale Station (Netflix)
• Brian Banks (Netflix)
• Strong Island (Netflix)
LA92 (Netflix)
I Am Not Your Negro (Netflix or Kanopy)
• Selma – Ava Duvernay (Rent)
Just Mercy – Destin Daniel Cretton (Rent)
• If Beale Street Could Talk – Barry Jenkins (Hulu)
• The Hate U Give – George Tillman Jr. (Hulu)

Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.

Martin Luther King Jr.