Documentary: Walk the Walk

Posted by Scott Myers-Lipton on July 28, 2020

As many of you are preparing for your classes, I wanted to share this link ( where you can download Walk the Walk, a 30 minute documentary focusing on three campaigns (i.e., minimum wage, public works in the Gulf Coast after Katrina, and student homelessness) over a 12-year period from my Social Action class. Here is what two service-learning educators said about Walk the Walk:

“Walk the Walk shows how Social Action can be done in the college classroom. I have found that professors and staff don’t teach Social Action because they are not sure how to. By watching three campaigns over a 12-year period, Walk the Walk gives them real-life examples on how to, and it will also inspire students who want to bring about community change.” Robert Hackett, President, Bonner Foundation

“The students at Hartnell College in Salinas in my class EDU 1: Introduction in American Education in a Changing World were very impressed with the video Walk the Walk. This class has a Service Learning component, so at the beginning of the class I used this video to motivate my students to Be The Change. They got really excited that they have a chance to contribute to the positive changes in their community in the Salinas area. Most of my students are Hispanic, and very young, just out of high school. Some of the students are the children of Undocumented Immmigrants. The story in the video was very relevant to the stories of my students, and helped them to proudly raise their heads and march forward!” Sofia Matrosova-Khalil, PhD Candidate, Leadership in Higher Education

Please consider showing Walk the Walk in your classroom. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at

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