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. Please join us!

Race: The Power of an Illusion

Tuesday Oct. 3, 10, 17 from 7:00-9:00 pm at St. Nicholas Parish 1120 Washington Street (in the school building, enter from parking lot on south side of building)
Sponsored by St. Nicholas Adult Faith Education, St. Nicholas Peace & Justice Committee, Evanston Area Black Catholics

Monday Nov. 6, 13, 20 1:00-3:00 pm at National Louis University Lifelong Learning Institute 5202 Old Orchard Road, Skokie IL
You must register for the series as part of a membership. Go o: www.nl.edu/lifelonglearning/membershipfeesbenefits/ 

How did our nation’s understanding of race get us to where we are today? What is the science (if any), history, and lived experience of race? Join us for one, two or all three nights, as we view and discuss this three-part film series, produced by California Newsreel for PBS.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (Tentative date) 6:30-8:30 pm Northbrook Public Library 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, 60062 Sponsored by RAIN (Racial Awareness on the North Shore)

13th is an award-winning documentary about the results of passing the 13th Amendment. The film touches on many aspects of U.S. history that have led to us having the largest prison population in the world, the majority of whom are men of color. We’ll look at the impact of this on all of us, and explore alternatives to incarceration that have been successful in many places.



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: 


Learn more, get safe, get involved, empower yourself.