October 4, 2017
Showing Up For Racial Justice Film Series
October – December 2017
This film series is organized by the Social Justice Associates of South Church and the Southern Maine chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) in partnership with the Portsmouth Public Library. Films will be followed by a facilitated discussion. Free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.
White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America
Sunday December 17 | 2 – 4:30 PM
White Like Me, based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the U.S. through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In a stunning reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy and claims that we've entered a post-racial society, Wise offers a fascinating look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class, and argues that our failure as a society to come to terms with this legacy of white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments today.
Discussion facilitated by Sarah Andrews, SURJ.
Stay tuned for further titles in this series!
Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity
Sunday October 29 | 2 - 4:30 PM
From Shakti Butler, the director of The Way Home: Women Talk About Race in America and Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible, comes a new film that asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity. Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity features moving stories from racial justice leaders including Amer Ahmed, Michael Benitez, Barbie-Danielle DeCarlo, Joy DeGruy, Ericka Huggins, Humaira Jackson, Yuko Kodama, Peggy McIntosh, Rinku Sen, Tilman Smith and Tim Wise.
Discussion facilitated by Mary Gibbons Stevens, SURJ.