Race

Waking (Let’s Talk) News!

Bring a bag lunch!  Come; share an article with us!  Bring your articles clipped from newspapers, magazines, journals, or computers relating to discrimination, oppression and all forms of racism.  Join us in a lively discussion and contribute your ideas and materials to the Center’s tool kit. This event is free and open to the public. …

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“An Unlevel Playing Field: The Myth of Access and Equality in Higher Education”

In light of the recent Georgetown law professor’s comments about Black students’ academic performance and the viral video of the Oxnard College professor who berated a deaf student for “not paying attention in class,” it’s time to talk about the myth of access and equality in higher education.  Please join the Center for the Healing …

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“Waking News”

Bring a bag lunch!  Come; share an article with us!  Bring your articles clipped from newspapers, magazines, journals, or computers relating to discrimination, oppression and all forms of racism.  Join us in a lively discussion and contribute your ideas and materials to the Center’s tool kit. This event is free and open to the public. …

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“Sanando el dolor” (Healing the Hurt) / Dialogue in Spanish

El Centro para la Sanación del Racismo, gracias a la generosidad de Univision Communications Inc., celebra el Día Internacional para la Eliminación de la Discriminación Racial con un diálogo para sanar las heridas dentro de la comunidad latina y sobre los roles que desempeñaron César Chávez y Dolores Huerta al exponer la discriminación contra los/las …

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Waking News!

Come share an article you found in a magazine, journal, or online resource relating to discrimination, oppression, or any forms of racism. Then join us in a lively discussion where we engage in the complexities of racism and how we can all heal from it.

The 24th presented by Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2020

For the Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2020, Houston Cinema Arts Society features virtual and drive-in screenings of films in addition to live stream performances, interactive experiences, and Q&A and panels. This year, HCAF celebrates “Urbana,” inspired by the globally popular Spanish-language genre música Urbana, which has its origin in African and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Waking News!

Come share an article you found in a magazine, journal, or online resource relating to discrimination, oppression, or any forms of racism. Then join us in a lively discussion where we engage in the complexities of racism and how we can all heal from it.

MFAH Virtual Films: Nationtime – Gary

In March 1972, an estimated 10,000 Black politicians, activists, artists, and performers congregated at the National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana. Attendees included Amiri Baraka, Dick Gregory, Isaac Hayes, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Coretta Scott King, and Bobby Seale. William Greaves (1926–2014), the established documentarian of Black history, culture and politics, directed a camera crew and captured it all. Narrated by Sidney Poitier with poetry recited by Harry Belafonte, the film was thought at the time to be too radical for television broadcast and was drastically edited. Now restored to its original length, this essential documentary reveals a rousing, at times contentious, yet undeniably significant historical event.

MFAH Virtual Films: Native Son

Richard Wright’s widely praised 1940 novel exposed the injustices of Black urban life. Bigger Thomas,in prison for murder and sentenced to death, reflects back on the circumstances that led to his incarceration. This new restoration of the 1951 screen adaptation, in the film-noir genre, stars author Richard Wright as Bigger Thomas, and is being released in its original length for the first time. This new restoration of the 1951 film version is preceded by a special filmed introduction by film historians Eddie Muller (Film Noir Foundation) and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, courtesy of Turner Classic Movies.