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Lessons from The Color of Fear

Thursday, February 28, 2008
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Yana Garcia
(510) 601-0182
Location Details:
First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St.
Oakland CA 94612

Lessons from The Color of Fear

Film Screening, Panel Discussion & Curriculum Launch Celebration!

Speak Out presents a rare Bay Area screening of the groundbreaking film praised by renowned author, activist, and scholar Cornell West as "one of the best films on racism I have ever seen". The Color of Fear (directed by Lee Mun Wah) will be followed by a panel discussion with cast members including Victor Lee Lewis, David Christensen and Hugh Vasquez, moderated by filmmaker and diversity scholar Shakti Butler. We will also celebrate the launch of the 4-volume curriculum Lessons from The Color of Fear!

WHEN: Thursday, February 28, 2008, 7:00 pm

WHERE: First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St. Oakland

TICKETS: General Admission $10, Youth 18 and under $5
Available online at:
Or call Brown Paper Tickets' 24/7 ticket hotline: 1-800-838-3006 

FOR MORE INFO: Call Speak Out at 510-601-0182 or
email Yana Garcia at programs [at]

About The Film
This powerful documentary highlights the struggle of individuals learning about racism and changing deeply imbedded beliefs. Acclaimed as the “Best Social Studies Documentary of 1995” by the National Educational Media Association, this film explores the complexity of ethnoracial difference, power and community. It inspires discussions, opens minds and awakens hearts, setting the stage for a new spirit of partnership.

About The Curriculum
Two of the film's principal cast members, Victor Lee Lewis and Hugh Vasquez, draw upon more than 20 years of experience as educators, activists and trainers on diversity issues to create a dynamic educational experience that picks up where the film leaves off. The curriculum includes a combination of interactive presentations, experiential exercises and group discussions concerning the root causes or racial/ethnic divisions, the effects of internalized racism, strategies for creating and maintaining coalitions, and building a legacy of inter-ethnic alliances. It is a great starting point for any and all educators, parents, students and community members
Added to the calendar on Tue, Jan 15, 2008 1:06PM
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