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Film Series: Race – The Power of an Illusion
May 7, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
One event on May 7, 2019 at 12:30 pm
One event on June 4, 2019 at 12:30 pm
Keystone’s Equity and Inclusion Committee Presents: Race-The Power of an Illusion
Join us for this three-part PBS documentary about race, privilege, policy and justice.
Keystone Community Services invites staff, volunteers and community members to view this dynamic film series. Each film will be hosted at both of our community centers.
RSVP: 651-645-0349 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All films are an hour long and we will provide an optional facilitated discussion time after each film. A light snack will be provided, but feel free to bring a lunch or personal snacks.
Film 1: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN US
Everyone can tell a Nubian from a Norwegian, so why not divide people into different races? Race may not be biological, but it is still a powerful social idea with real consequences for people’s lives.
Tuesday, April 9th, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at Merriam Park Community Center, 2000 St. Anthony Ave, St. Paul 55104
Wednesday, April 10th, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida St., St. Paul, 55102
Film 2: THE STORY WE TELL
Ironically, it was not slavery but freedom that led to an ideology of white supremacy. This episode explores how deep social inequalities came to be rationalized as natural, deflecting attention from social practices and public policies that benefitted whites at the expense of others.
Tuesday, May 7th, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida St., St. Paul, 55102
Wednesday, May 8th, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at Merriam Park Community Center, 2000 St. Anthony Ave, St. Paul 55104
Part 3: THE HOUSE WE LIVE IN
We see how benefits quietly and often invisibly accrue to white people, because of the racialized nature of our laws, courts, customs and perhaps most pertinently, our housing. This episode shows us that until we address the legacy of past discrimination, the dream of equality will remain out of reach.
Tuesday, June 4th, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at Merriam Park Community Center, 2000 St. Anthony Ave, St. Paul 55104
Wednesday, June 5th, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida St., St. Paul, 55102