I am Not a Racist...Am I?

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Multicultural - Film/Video

Date & Time: Monday, January 22, 2018
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Worcester Academy: Warner Theater
81 Providence Street
Worcester, MA 01604
Cost: 0
Sponsored by: Worcester Academy Open Gates Program/ Office of Equity and Inclusion
Description: Im Not Racist Am I? is a feature documentary about how this next generation is going to confront racism. They asked 12 teenagers from New York City to come together for one school year to talk about race and privilege in a series of workshops and in conversations with friends and family members. The film will inspire others to recognize and interrupt racism in their own lives.

Join them as they plunge into a year-long journey to get at the heart of racism. What unfolds over the course of the year will challenge their relationships with their friends, within their own families and, most of all, within themselves. Well watch as they have the conversations most of us are too afraid to have and well struggle right along with them as they try to make sense of it all in their daily lives. As they push through naiveté, guilt and some tears, well see these remarkable young people develop deeper bonds, a stronger resolve and a bigger, more significant definition of racism than any of us ever imagined.
By the end of their time together, well realize the hard work has only just begun, and these courageous teens wont be the only ones asking, Im Not Racist Am I?
There will be a facilitated discussion following the showing of the film.

Open Gates is Worcester Academy's coordinated approach to experiential learning. It integrates real-world experiences with the schools curriculum. It takes our students out beyond the campus and the classroom, and brings guests and real-word dimensions in, reinforcing the relevance of the academic experience, as well as our connections with the various communities in which we learn and live.
More Information: E-mail: aaron.stephenson@worcesteracademy.org
Entered by: Aaron Stephenson

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Created: January 3, 2018 at 1:19 PM

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