Race—The Power of an Illusion
Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall | UC Berkeley
Location is ADA accessible
A public event celebrating the launch of a new companion website for the groundbreaking documentary series.
First broadcast on public television more than 15 years ago, RACE – the Power of an Illusion has become one of the most widely viewed documentaries in American history, and it remains timely and relevant today. The series asks a question so basic it is rarely raised: what is this thing called race? Many of our conventional assumptions, particularly about race being biologically-based, are wrong, yet the consequences of racism are very real. Join us on Feb. 6 for an open forum featuring producers of the series and UC Berkeley faculty discussing the evolution and impact of our ideas about race, then and now. Reception to follow.
Panel discussions with:
Larry Adelman, executive produce of RACE
john a. powell, UC Berkeley Faculty and Director of the Haas Institute
Michael Omi, UC Berkeley Faculty
Jason Corburn, City/Regional Planning and Public Health
Darlene Francis, Public Health and Neuroscience
Lulu Matute, Haas Scholar
Victoria Robinson, Ethnic Studies and Director, American Cultures Center
Sponsored By: American Cultures Engaged Scholarship; Haas Institute for
a Fair and Inclusive Society; UC Berkeley Library; California Newsreel