Barb is the founder and President of Point Made Learning. She is a facilitator, a writer, and an innovator of methods to make uncomfortable conversations more productive. Prior to creating Point Made Learning, Barb founded Point Made Films, a documentary film production company focused on telling stories about the many layers of American identity. Trained in broadcast journalism and communications, she’s been using the techniques of visual storytelling to help people better understand discrimination for years. She infuses humor, warmth, and generosity in her work, but make no mistake, she will tell you the truth.
Prior to starting Point Made Films, Barb worked as a freelance video writer and producer, as a corporate events producer, a video production teacher at The NC School of Science and Math (teaching high school can prepare you for any other job!) and as a writing intern for Star Trek: The Next Generation at Paramount Studios. She also worked as an assistant in Development at 20th Century Fox and can still make a mean cup of coffee while making notes on new screenplays.
Barb has served on several boards at UNC Chapel Hill, her alma mater, and currently serves on the boards of The John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Duke Center for Documentary Studies.
Barb’s has dual undergraduate degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Speech Communication from The University of NC at Chapel Hill.
July 15th, 2020 | Season 1 | 44 mins 40 secs
anit-immigration, equity, inclusion, racism
At the delicious truth, we know that talking about and uncovering solutions that keep us seeped in the history of this country is an important step in the right direction. With all that is going on in the media, racism against black people in America has become highly visible and discussed. However, since 2016 the fact that anti-immigrant racism and a more recent example with COVID-19 being called the "Chinese Virus," highlights a long-standing issue with racism against Asian people. The xenophobia and racism have led to Asian men and women being attacked.