Event Details: 40 Years Later, Now Can We Talk? Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
40 Years Later
Now Can We Talk?
Constitution Day Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
Wednesday, September 18, 2013; 4-6pm, 306 Russell Hall
“40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk?” is a documentary film project that explores the impact of racial integration in the Mississippi Delta through powerful and moving dialogue with black and white alumni from the class of 1969 as they recall and comment on memories of that time, from their very different racial positions and experiences.
40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk? (Teachers College Press, May 2013) explores the impact of racial integration in the Mississippi Delta through powerful and moving dialogue with black and white alumni from the class of 1969. The film depicts the story of the first African Americans to integrate South Panola High School in Batesville, Mississippi -- offering a provocative and moving conversation about the ongoing problems of racism and how we can best address them.
Executive Producer Lee Anne Bell is professor of education and the Barbara Silver Horowitz Director of Education at Barnard College, Columbia University. Dr. Bell's academic focus is on equity in urban education, social justice education theory and pedagogy, and storytelling and the arts as tools to teach about race and racism. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Dr. George Bond, William F. Russell Professor of Anthropology and Education at Teachers College, who has written and spoken extensively on oppression and inequality in education. Jay Heubert, Professor of Law and Education and Faculty Chair, School Law Institute, and Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Assistant Professor of English Education, also of Teachers College, will participate.
Location: 306 Russell Hall
Date & Time: 9/18/2013, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Contact: Jolenel Lane
Contact Phone: x8410