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Powerful Documentary Premeire This Weekend!

One Action-One Boulder/Niwot's Arrow & The Boulder Public Library present

Race – The Power of an Illusion

Film: “The Story We Tell” uncovers the roots of the race concept in North America, the 19th century science that legitimated it, and how it came to be held so fiercely in the western imagination. The episode is an eye-opening tale of how race served to rationalize, even justify, American social inequalities as “natural.”

Date: Saturday, August 11th, 10:30am-11:30am, followed by a community and panel discussion led by Dr Harold Fields and Dr. Jeanine Canty from 11:30am-12:30pm.

Where: Canyon Theater, Main Library 1001 Arapahoe Ave.

Cost: FREE

BREAK FOR LUNCH

Film: “The House We Live In” asks, “If race is not biology, what is it?” This episode uncovers how race resides not in nature but in politics, economics and culture. It reveals how our social institutions “make” race by disproportionately channeling resources, power, status and wealth to certain groups.

Date: Saturday, August 11th, 1:30pm-2:30pm, followed by a community and panel discussion led by Dr Harold Fields, Dr. Jeanine Canty and Barbara Cataband from 2:30-3:30pm

Where: Canyon Theater, Main Library 1001 Arapahoe Ave.

Cost: FREE

More info:  http://www.one-action.org/events/race-the-power-of-an-illusion-the-story-we-tell-film-series-panel-discussions/

One Action-One Boulder/Niwot’s Arrow (OAOB) is a year-long, arts-based community conversation project, encouraging Boulder to become a model for how communities investigate and claim their history, whatever it might hold, in a strategic move to explore roads not taken and to move toward a more equitable future.

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