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Social Services: SSE 210-Community Organization & Development (videos)

This guide assists students in finding information resources for Social Services.

"Unnatural Causes" (video excerpt)

The video below is one episode of the documentary series "Unnatural Causes".  All 7 episodes are available through a Library streaming video database called Kanopy.  To view the episode called "Place Matters", click on the video below.

Description: "Why is your street address such a good predictor of your health?  Latino and Southeast Asian immigrants like Gwai Boonkeut have been moving into long-neglected urban neighborhoods such as those in Richmond, California, a predominatly Black city in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Segregation and lack of access to jobs, nutritious foods, and safe, affordable housing have been harmful to the health of long-time African American residents, and now the newcomers' health is suffering too."



"Free Speech for Sale"


Click on the link below to access the video "Free Speech for Sale: A Bill Moyers Special."

IMPORTANT:  This video is available from a library database called Films on Demand.  When accessing this database from off-campus, you will be asked to input your

MyPima username and password.



This film is "a powerful new documentary hosted by Woody Harrelson, is an investigation into the flaws in our systems, and the mechanisms that work against democracy, our environment and the the common good."

"Elder Orphans"

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) defines elder orphans as "someone who is aging alone with no family available to address their caregiving needs".

closeup of older woman with glasses

Mendez vs Westminster

This 2017 documentary from West High (Bakersfield, CA) students won acclaim on National History Day in California. The film "features a 1947 federal court case that challenged Mexican remedial schools in Orange County, California . . . " and "forced segregation of Mexican American students into separate "Mexican schools" was unconstitutional and unlawful."

Barrios and Barriers: The Tucson Civil Rights Era

This documentary film from Arizona Public Media is "A collection of personal experiences and triumphs .  . . tells the story of Tucson's civil rights struggle during the mid-twentieth cntury."

This video is also available for checkout at the West Campus and the Downtown Campus Libraries.

"What Makes Us Sick?"

"Rishi Manchanda has worked as a doctor in South Central Los Angeles for a decade, where he’s come to realize: His job isn’t just about treating a patient’s symptoms, but about getting to the root cause of what is making them ill—the “upstream" factors like a poor diet, a stressful job, a lack of fresh air. It’s a powerful call for doctors to pay attention to a patient's life outside the exam room."

"Making Sense of Place"

"A one-hour documentary film about urban growth and change in and around Phoenix, Arizona. In only half a century, Phoenix has expanded from a small desert town into the sixth-largest city in the country.  The film seeks to educate and inspire citizens to engage in a better-informed civic dialogue about social equity, diversity, economic opportunity and environmental quality."