Racism Issues Featured in Documentary ...Discussed in Open Forum

April 19, 2017

event"I'm Not Racist ... Am I?" is a documentary featuring 12 White, Black, Asian and Latino high school youths in Brooklyn, NY who take a year to delve into subject of racism. They go through workshops, training, hard conversations and confrontations. By the end of their time together, these students develop a more significant understanding of racism. By documenting their experiences, we hope the film will inspire others to recognize and interpret the racism in their own lives. At the end of the movie viewing, Catherine Wigginton Greene, director of the film, will facilitate a conversation with the audience to engage in their thoughts, feelings, and emotions brought about by the film. A trailer for the movie can be seen at HERE.

Wednesday, May 10, Wigginton Greene will be at North High School for a Professional  Development/Cultural Proficiency Day for all Des Moines Public high school teachers. The film will be shown and she will facilitate a discussion following. Wednesday evening, May 10, the film will be shown at Sheslow Auditorium , Drake University, 6:30 PM . RESERVE SEATING ONLY.


Thursday, May 11, the film and discussion will be at Roosevelt High School Auditorium which seats 1200. The film will begin at 6:00 PM. We invite and welcome the general public and all middle and high school students to attend. Seating is FREE but reserved through Eventbrite .  

"I'm Not Racist ...Am I? events are sponsored by a collaboration of organizations including Plymouth United Church of Christ; AMOS (A Mid Iowa Organizing Strategy, community organizers from 33 churches); Anti Racism Collaborative; Drake University's School of Education Diversity Committee; and Des Moines Public Schools including PROUD and CORE student groups.