Part of Our Anti-Racism Film Series.
During the reflections presented in the White Supremacy Teach-In at Heritage on October 8, we heard these words from Dr. Michael Eric Dyson’s book Tears We Cannot Stop. “Beloved, you must also educate yourselves about black life and culture. Racial literacy is as necessary as it is under-valued. Beloved, you must not only read about black life, but you must school your white brothers and sisters, your cousins and uncles, your loved ones and friends, and all who will listen to you, about the white elephant in the room – white privilege. Share with them what you learn about us, but also share what you learn about yourself, about how whiteness works.” This film series is a response to his plea.
The Color of Fear, by Lee Mun Wah, is a critically acclaimed film about racism and discrimination. Through the courage of eight men, we step with them into the vulnerable space of racially honest dialogue, and see through their eyes. Whether this is your first or fifth viewing of The Color of Fear, there is much to learn from this candid film.
If you have questions, please speak with Louise Lawarre, or email her at RacialJustice@huuc.net.