Produced by the Colorado State Library, Bridging the Digital Divide in the Spanish Speaking Community features several Colorado libraries and their staff discussing the ways in which they've reached out to the Spanish speaking community and made the library a destination of choice for that community. "Libraries throughout the nation are grappling with the same issues of how to provide quality library services to the large and growing Spanish speaking population," said Rose Nelson of the Colorado State Library. This program gives practical suggestions and proven techniques for ensuring that Spanish speakers receive excellent library services.
"This excellent professional resource...is packed with practical advice." - Booklist\
"The documentary puts current social issues, fueled by this presidential election, in historical perspective. It keeps students' eyes wide-opened and lets them look for a possible role in the ongoing struggle against deeply rooted racism and other forms of inequality. This is an optimistic civic lesson. Having courage and will, you can be a next Bradley or Obama achieving an American dream - personally and for others." -Professor Victor Kogan, Criminal Justice, Sociology -St. Martin's University
"Bridging the Divide is an excellent resource. The Tom Bradley story has powerful lessons for contemporary society. Long before Barack Obama put together his winning political coalition in 2008, Tom Bradley crafted a similar coalition in 1972, one that lasted for the next twenty years." -Professor Quintard Taylor, University of Washington, Seattle
"All my students here in Chicago (and around the world) must see this film--Tom Bradley, the Mayor of Los Angeles, created the coalitional politics that bridged the urban racial divide."-Professor David C. Perry, University of Illinois at Chicago
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