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Ms. Milner-Gorvine from Chicago IL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stop Hate and Educate

The cost of this proposal, including the films American History X, Amistad, Hotel Rwanda, Welcome to Saravejo, and Schindler's List is $177, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $205 goal

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I grew up hearing the phrase “Never Again?and I truly believed that the world community would never again allow genocide to happen. Unfortunately, that has not been the case. I decided that I could at least do my part to make this statement a reality. I went to my principal and asked if I could teach a seminar on genocide. We decided to title the course “Genocide and Resilience?and to offer it each fall. I teach at an alternative high school in Chicago. My students range in age from 16-20 and have dropped out of high school and decided to return. They are mostly African-American and Latino. My students are the face of resilience as they have all overcome obstacles to be in school. They are not, however, empathetic or worldly. This course has opened up a whole new world for them. All of a sudden, my urban students are feeling a connection to the Armenians, Eastern European Jews and Rwandans. They are bringing me articles about Darfur and asking what they can do. I have found that one of the best ways to help students make these connections is through film. It is for this reason that I would like to build a DVD library for this class. I want to purchase films about the Cambodian genocide, Armenian genocide, Rwandan genocide, the Holocaust, and the Serbian-Bosnian war. Please help me, through the power film, to change the world!

Ms. Milner-Gorvine
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hotel Rwanda Terry George, Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix • Barnes and Noble $22.93 1 $22.93
Killing Fields Roland Joff , Sam Waterston, Dr. Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich • Barnes and Noble $15.98 1 $15.98
Schindler's List Steven Spielberg, Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes • Barnes and Noble $15.98 1 $15.98
American History X Tony Kaye, Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Fairuza Balk • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
Europa, Europa Agnieszka Holland, Marco Hofschneider, Julie Delpy, Ren Hofschneider • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
Savior Peter Antonijevic, Dennis Quaid, Nastassja Kinski, Stellan Skarsg rd • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
Welcome to Sarajevo Michael Winterbottom, Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
The Voyage of La Amistad: A Quest for Freedom H.D. Motyl • Barnes and Noble $13.48 1 $13.48
Amistad Steven Spielberg, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Matthew McConaughey • Barnes and Noble $11.68 1 $11.68

Materials cost

$134.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$168.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.90

Total project goal

$205.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$205.00

1 Donor

-$193.32

Donations toward project cost

-$169.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.32

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.78

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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