Documentary • 2011 • 51 minutes • DVD • Study Guide • Director: Glen Kinoshita
About This Film
In our day and age, diversity in Christian Higher Education continues to be a significant challenge. Through a series of events sponsored by the department of Multi-Ethnic Programs & Development at Biola University, students step up to the mic and share about their growth process, experiences in the academy and perspectives on the crucial role diversity plays in the Kingdom of God.
The documentary film Speakin' Up is a collection of student stories that challenge us to join them in building a thriving Christian community that values the human diversity around us.
"Culture shock. That’s what I experienced as a freshman at a rural, mostly white university. In my classes, I was often the only minority — a drastic contrast to my diverse, urban upbringing and tight-knit community at home. I felt alone, my identity and self-esteem under attack."
"Culture shock. That’s what I experienced as a freshman at an urban, diverse university. Suddenly I was surrounded by different ethnicities and cultures — a drastic contrast to my small-town, white upbringing. It was unfamiliar and uncomfortable, and I reacted in fear, alienation, and apathy."
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