The program features the screening of The Long Shadow (run time 84 minutes) followed by a discussion/Q & A facilitated racial justice educator and aurhor, Chris Crass. A 25-page curriculum is also available to be used in conjunction with screenings.
Chris is also available, if logistics allow, for keynotes and interactive workshops. Some of his speech topics include:
For Multiracial Democracy: An Introduction to Race, Racism, White Privilege and Racial Justice
Conversations about race and racism are in the news, in communities and classrooms around the country, whether it's about the presidency, neo-nazi violence in Charlottesville, Black Lives Matter, immigration, Islamophobia, or affirmative action. But what is race and what is racism? What is white privilege and why are these conversations critical for everyone to be having? This highly interactive presentation draws out questions and reflections from participants while also looking at the historical development of race and racism in the United States. More then just raising awareness, this is a session to help make sense of the most pressing issues of our time, help us live the values of equality and justice for all in our daily lives, and strengthen democracy in our society.
Being An Ally for Social Justice
While awareness of power, privilege and oppression is growing on campuses and in many of our communities, the question “what can I do” persists. Using stories from his own experience as a white person coming into consciousness about racism and as a man coming into awareness of sexism, Chris takes people on a journey that many can relate to, yet few speak openly about. Sharing openly and honestly, with humor and humility, about the often painful experience of becoming aware of one’s privilege, and the awkward confusion of trying to figure out what to do, Chris invites participants to explore their own journey and helps them develop frameworks and practical next steps to become allies. For Chris, the work of an ally isn’t just to work to end the injustices impacting others, but to work against supremacy systems that pit us against each other, suffocate our full humanity, and undermine democracy and economic justice for all.
Visit Chris' page to see more of the programs he can offer in conjunction with screenings.