Evanston/North Shore

"Reel" Talk Films

Watch, think, react, share, listen, learn! "Reel" Talk films provide another forum to challenge your thinking and deepen your understanding about issues of race and racism. Our bi-monthly "Reel" Talks  feature a movie or video followed by facilitated discussion.

Upcoming films: 

Cracking the Codes: The System of Inequity
Monday, March 6: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

At YWCA Evanston/North Shore. No reservations necessary.

RACE: The Power of an Illusion
Monday, March 13, March 20, March 27

Join us at Skokie Public Library for the three-part film series , which helps us understand the science (or lack thereof!), the history, and the systemic nature of racism in the United States. You do not have to attend all three. 6:30 – 8:30pm in the Rademacher Room. Register here starting March 1.

"Our hope is that this series can help us all navigate through our myths and misconceptions about race, and scrutinize some of the assumptions we take for granted. In that sense, the real subject of the film is not so much race but the viewer, or more precisely, the notions about race we all hold. We hope this series can help clear away the biological underbrush and leave starkly visible the underlying social, economic, and political conditions that disproportionately channel advantages and opportunities to white people. Perhaps then we can shift the conversation from discussing diversity and respecting cultural difference to building a more just and equitable society." (Larry Adelman, Executive Producer, "RACE: The Power of an Illusion")

Have your own movie night: 

Here are a few videos you could view on your own or with your family, friends, or co-workers to challenge your thinking and jump start conversation: 


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