“I’m Not Racist…Am I?”

The Rochester community is currently addressing racial and economic injustice with many activities. Among these, during October and November, is the showing of the film “I’m Not Racist…Am I?”

Metro Justice, Downtown United Presbyterian Church and The Interfaith Alliance of Rochester are hosting a screening of this powerful film.

Monday, November 23rd,

6:30pm-8:45 pm

121 North Fitzhugh Street.

Admission to the is free. However, we will be taking up a free will donation to support the project. For further information: Pat Mannix, (585)469-8249 or girafepm@aol.com

I'm Not a Racist, am I? PosterImmediately following the documentary film there will be a facilitated conversation on race. Because the film and conversation address sensitive issues and language, screenings are suggested for teens and adults.

The film depicts a group of twelve NYC teens who were engaged in exploring racism over a whole school year. The discussions, with each other, with their families, and with the racism instructors, are revealed very skillfully by the film makers. You can meet the teens and view the trailer at . The goal of the film is to facilitate discussion by young people between themselves and adults exploring the social construct of race, how it functions, and how it results in systematic oppression.

We hope you will encourage your youth groups, youth coordinators, religious educators and adult members to attend the screening, participate in the discussion and carry the conversation back to your homes and faith community as one of many steps on the generational journey to dismantling racism. A flyer is attached and we ask you to publicize the film with your networks.

This project is endorsed by GRCC-Faith in Action Network and sponsored by Facing Race, Embracing Equity (Rochester’s racial equity initiative).

I’m Not a Racist, Am I? Poster PDF

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