Category Archives: Video

Speaking the Unspoken – Racism in the U.S.

As we embrace the graduation season, it’s important to listen to our high school students – particularly when they Speak The Unspoken.

Contemplate their voices in this video from 2007 – that illustrates the challenges we must continue to address in 2016.

Please share with your graduates, your family members, friends and those who share a deep concern regarding the heart of the U.S. – and how we might proceed to improve our communities, our countries, our world, our hearts and our future.


Mt. Jefferson Wilderness – Videos

The following are several short videos I captured in the Jefferson Park area of the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness. To view – CLICK on each of the BELOW.



Video #1

Video #2

Video #3

Video #4

For a photo journal of Jefferson Park – CLICK HERE:



Brian McLaren on Students Speaking the Unspoken – Racism in High School

Thanks so much to Brian Mclaren for the shout out on his blog today:







In an email, Brian referred to the film “Students Speaking the Unspoken” as “amazing.”

You can see the film here:

Speaking the Unspoken - A Film About Racism in the American High School
Speaking the Unspoken – A Film About Racism in the American High School








Brian’s bio is here and includes the following (exceprt):

Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and networker among innovative Christian leaders. His dozen-plus books include A New Kind of Christianity, A Generous Orthodoxy, Naked Spirituality, and Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? He and his wife, Grace, live in Florida and have four adult children and four grandchildren. He’s an avid wildlife and outdoors enthusiast. His upcoming book, We Make the Road by Walking, is scheduled for release in June, 2014.

Racism in High School – A Film – Students Speaking The Unspoken

Speaking the Unspoken







On the final day of the school year in 2007, our local high school nearly had an outbreak of race-based violence. Our son witnessed this. He was very disturbed it. — so was I.

During the summer, I contacted our local school district officials – the outcome of which is this film….the frank testimonies of our students – for students in other high schools – who may face a similar reality.

You can watch the film here on YouTube:

It’s purpose is to be educational, contain uncensored, gritty student expression, cause dialog about race, ethnicity, prejudice, sexual orientation, attitudes and racism — and provide a tool – map — to a bridge — a creative pathway – high school students may use to explore these critical issues in their own lives – in their own school – their own community.

In every sense, this film is intended to be constructive and instructive. It’s when we cower from confronting the tough issues together – that learning becomes diminished.

Please use this tool constructively – and admire the courage of high school students “Speaking the Unspoken” among themselves – for the benefit of all concerned.

Your feedback is appreciated.