Sponsored by the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences with support from the College of Public Health Diversity Committee. For more information, contact Dr. Sharon Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This film series will explore the legacy of African Americans being confronted with oppression, bigotry, second-class citizenship, and hatred, while simultaneously aiming to reclaim their humanity, identity, agency and future. This legacy is inextricably linked to the traditions of dominance, privilege, and violence which permeates the white collective consciousness and societal institutions.
Discussions will center around strategies for healing all forms of racism, and societal change to facilitate equity and collective empowerment.
What can each of us do to end the cycle and systems of oppression in America?
This week's film: Racism in America Small Town (Levittown, PA) (2012). As the first Black family moved into Levittown, PA, honest perceptions and feelings of white residents were explored. Issues of racism, fear, xenophobia, and also humanity, love, and openness emerged.
Open to faculty, staff and students. Light refreshments will be available.
WHEN: Feb. 21 from 6-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Walk Auditorium (located in Ritter Annex)
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122