WHO WE ARE
Documentary Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Wednesday, May 4
at USCB Center for The Arts
A screening and discussion of the powerful documentary film Who We Are, will be hosted on May 4th at 6pm at USCB Center for the Arts. The audience engagement and panel discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Gloria Graves-Holmes, Professor emerita of The School of Education at Quinnipiac University Camden, CT, and Adjunct Professor at USCB where she also serves on the Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The panel, selected to represent diverse perspectives and experiences, includes Margaret Seidler, Davis Folsom, and Heaven Allah-Davis.
The film is a stark examination of racism in America seen through the eyes of activist Jeffrey Robinson and informed by his body of work as a civil rights and criminal defense attorney. In the film, Robinson explores the origins of racism in America and the link between systemic white supremacy, Jim Crow era ideology, and the dilution and erosion of civil rights and social justice laws and reform. Robinson reveals some not-so convenient- truths about the evolution and presence of systemic injustice and racial disenfranchisement that exists in the country and the great divide between races that is slow to shrink and, in some ways, widening.
“It was important for us to present this opportunity to the public,” says Bonnie Hargrove, USCB Center for the Arts Director. “In Beaufort, we are creating safe spaces, having these difficult conversations, and talking together with respect and civility as we try to understand one another and work to improve how we relate.”
Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
Tickets for the film and discussion are $5 and are available for advance purchase online and at the USCB box office.
Tickets will be also available on the evening of the event on a first-come-first-served basis.