30/30 DEI Challenge – Day 5

“Islamophobia Killed my Brother. Let’s End the Hate”

 TED Talk by Suzanne Barakat

 Time: 14 min


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In this impactful Ted Talk, Suzanne Barakat tells the story of her brother, who (along with his wife and sister-in-law) were murdered by their neighbor in an act of religious hatred; she talks about the double-standard for Muslim and White Americans, and comments on the need to speak out against hate crimes in America.

“Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities”

 YouTube video by Google

 Time: 4 min


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In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act (video is from Jul. 2015), Google interviewed prominent disability-rights activists and influential political figures; the video provides a glimpse into the transformation brought on by the ADA.

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