Exploring Racism: Three Free Films & Discussion
Sundays, 12 noon – 2 pm
Zoom links to be provided
July 12th: “The Color of Fear, Part 1 is the award-winning documentary about eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino, and African descent, who spend a weekend together talking about racism. Out of their confrontations and struggles to understand each other emerges a dialogue that most of us fear, but hope will happen sometime in our lives.”
Prepare to watch the 90-minute film with breaks and wrap up debrief afterward.
July 19th: “Last Chance for Eden Part 1 from the same award-winning director, is about nine women and men who begin an honest and emotionally charged conversation about how racism and sexism have affected their lives and families.”
Plan for a quick intro, 43-minute film viewing, and brief closure with two stretch breaks when needed. This could end by 1:15 or 1:30 pm.
July 26th: “Imaginary Walls”
Racism is a complex issue and at times seems irreparable. Imaginary Walls is a feature-length documentary that explores how one couple in Oakland, California has successfully helped people move beyond racism in their own lives. Working from their modest Attitudinal Healing Connection center, Kokomon and Aeeshah Clottey lead “racial healing circles,” where very diverse groups of people gather, with the specific intention of discussing their experiences and feelings about race. Aeeshah and Kokomon provide an environment that is safe, open-minded, and free from judgment, guilt or shame.
Length: 70 minutes; Intro by Juan Carlos.