View the video "I AM PEIRCE" to learn more about the rich diversity of experience that constitutes the Peirce community.

"A Conversation with Black Women on Race"


 This video highlights the negative emotional impact of racist attitudes on black women’s lives. "From Harriet Tubman to Ida B. Wells to Dorothy Height, black women have been heavy presences in social justice movements throughout history. However, issues particular to these women are often relegated to secondary status in our collective consciousness."   

Philly Diversity: Hispanic + Latino

Philly & the African American Experience

The Boomer List

From the time of its birth, the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) has significantly and uniquely changed our world. 2014 marks an important shift in American culture, as the last boomers turn 50. Watch brief interview with John Leguizamo, Erin Brockovich, Julieanna Richardson and Tim O’Brien.

View the video Boomer List.

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Kristen Beck's personal journey

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Christopher Beck's personal journey to become Kristin Beck is detailed in the CNN Film "Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story. Watch the interview and view short clips (on the left of the screen after you click the link).

View the video Kristin Beck, Navy Seal.

Three ways to speak English

Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator;” in her powerful spoken-word essay “Broken English,” she celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”

View the video 3 ways to speak English.

Our genetic ancestry

How did the human race populate the world? A group of geneticists have worked on the question for a decade, arriving at a startling conclusion: the "global family tree" can be traced to one African man who lived 60,000 years ago. Dr. Spencer Wells hosts this innovative series, featuring commentary by expert scientists, historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists.

View the video Journey of our Genetic Ancestry.

"For the Bible Tells Me So"



An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community.