Asbury’s Anti-Racism Ministry invites you to a ZOOM Film series: “Race: The Power of Illusion”

Since its 2003 PBS broadcast and video release, millions of people have used California Newsreel’s series Race – The Power of an Illusion to scrutinize their own deep-seated beliefs about race and racism and explore how our social divisions are not natural or inevitable, but made. A new companion website, was recently launched. There, educators, trainers and civic leaders will find video clips, discussion guides and lesson plans, transcripts, a “Race Literacy Quiz”, interviews with scholars, handouts and other updated resources keeping Race – The Power of an Illusion salient and timely and helping them integrate the series effectively into their classes and programs. A special element for educators features video clips of professors from different disciplines illustrating how they use specific scenes from the series in their courses.
Most recently the site added a post by Prof. Ruha Benjamin referencing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic entitled, “Black Skin, White Masks: Racism, Vulnerability & Refuting Black Pathology
The companion website was created by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, the American Cultures Center and the Media Resource Center at the University of California-Berkeley in partnership with California Newsreel.
The film has three parts and we will show Part 1 on April 11, Part 2 on April 18 and Part 3 on April 25. Each part lasts about 1 hour.
Sundays, April 11,18 and 25
7:00 p.m.
If you are unable to make those nights or miss one, there is a special code can be used to watch the Documentary in April and/or May. Please contact Pastor Kathy for the code (there are a limited number of uses).
On Tuesday night, May 25 at 7:00 p.m., you are invited to join the Anti-Racism Ministry group for a discussion on the documentary via Zoom –
Meeting ID: 862 0178 2948
Passcode: 854466

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