Film Discussion: Race: The Story We Tell (Candid Conversations Wichita)

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July 10, 2017, 6:00 PM CT

While people have always had ways of stigmatizing others on the grounds of language, custom, class, and religion, it wasn't until the founding of the United States that the idea of "race" took hold. Since its inception, racial differences have been used to justify conquest, domination, and inherent inferiority of non-whites. This second part of the PBS documentary, Race: The Power of Illusion, offers historical context to better understand systemic racism and how it undermines American society and prevents us from realizing the American dream of "equal justice for all." A facilitated discussion will follow the film.

Part of Candid Conversations, a city-wide, collaborative series of events in Wichita that looks at how race functions in society and how policing affects minority communities; preserves the voices of Wichita's communities of color; and encourages community members to tell their stories.

Rockwell Branch, Wichita Public Library
5939 E 9th St N
Wichita, KS 67202-3715
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Sponsored by: Wichita Public Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Julie Sherwood
(316) 261-8590