Race: The Power of Illusion
This is a 3-part film series: you will watch the films online on your own, then we will gather to discuss them on Zoom. Sign up by emailing Lindy Head at firstname.lastname@example.org and Brenda Quinn at email@example.com, and they will send you directions for how to access the films.
Discussion of Part 1 will be Wednesday, Jan. 27, 7-8 PM
Discussion of Part 2 Wednesday, Feb 3, 7-8 PM
Discussion of Part 3 will be Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7-8 PM
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
February is Black History Month and we will celebrate it by watching and discussing these videos about the experience of being black in our culture.
Videos and discussions will be shared on Zoom on Sundays at 11: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, and Mar. 7
Lenten Film Study
We will honor the holy season of Lent by watching and discussing four films about the history and experience of being black in America. Links to each of the films will be publicized in the week before each discussion.
Discussion of Freedom Riders will be Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7-8 PM
Discussion of 13th will be Wednesday, Mar. 3, 7-8 PM
Discussion of Suppressed will be Wednesday, Mar. 17, 7-8 PM
Discussion of The Color of Fear will be Wednesday, Mar. 24, 7-8 PM
We will meet to watch an interview with Caste author, Isabel Wilkerson, and to discuss the book.
Sunday, Mar. 21, 11-12
More nights may be added.
Podcasts and other Web-based Opportunities
- History of Black People in NH: http://blackheritagetrailnh.org/tea-talks/
- Oprah interview with Isabel Wilkerson, author of Caste: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/oprahs-book-club/id1529009628
- Human Migration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJdT6QcSbQ0
- Understanding Microaggressions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDd3bzA7450
- Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson
- The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James H. Cone
- How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
- The Lessons of Ubuntu, by Mark Mathabane
- My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, by Resmaa Menakem
- My Vanishing Country: A Memoir, by Bakari Sellers
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by
- Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and
Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race, by Derald Wing Sue
- Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason
- Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debby Irving
- The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson
- White Fragility , by Robin DiAngelo
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
- Denial Is the Heartbeat of America – When have Americans been willing to admit who we are?
by Ibram X. Kendi, Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research (The Atlantic January 11, 2021)
- No, I Won’t Stop Saying “White Supremacy”
by Robin Diangelo, Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington (Yes Magazine June 30, 2017)
- Answering White People’s Most Commonly Asked Questions about the Black Lives Matter Movement
by Robin Diangelo, Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington (The Bold Italic June 30, 2017)
- A Love Letter to All the Overwhelmed White People Who Are Trying
by Melissa DePino, That White Lady Who Shared the Starbucks Video. June 7, 2020)
- Isn’t 400 Years Enough? The failure to appreciate Black history leaves our nation incomplete.
by Jonathan Holloway, President of Rutgers University, a historian and the author, most recently, of “The Cause of Freedom: A Concise History of African Americans.” New York Times February 10, 2021)
- A Long History of Affirmative Action – For Whites
RACE – The Power of an Illusion. California Newsreel
- The Color of Fear
- Freedom Riders
- Just Mercy
- Race: The Power of an Illusion