March FREE Movie Event: Race: the Power of an Illusion

race:power of illusion

WHAT: Video presentation and discussion on the theme of exploring the nature of race

WHEN: Monday, March 20th from 7-9 pm
WHERE: Sherrill Hall/ St. Paul’s Church (side, rear entrance), 39 E. Central Street, Natick, MA

COST: FREE  Admission/ Everyone welcome.
WHO: Sponsored by Occupy Natick with guest facilitator, Michelle Chalmers, World of Wellesley.
WHAT ELSE: Good company; light refreshments; ample parking on street and in municipal parking lot

What is this thing called “RACE?”
Is it biological? economical? or cultural?

The world is divided into peoples who are black, white, red and yellow.  And yet, the concept of “race” is a modern phenomenon.  This provocative film questions the very idea of race as biology.  If it’s not biology, then what is it?

It is a political, economical and cultural construct—a social invention. But this social idea has serious consequences for society, and the effects of racism are very real. The Civil Rights Act was enacted more than 40 years ago, and yet we still struggle with institutionalized racism and White Privilege.  Come join us as we explore this very important and timely subject.

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