The Alliance invites you to take a
Stand Against Racism
Join us for a DVD Viewing and discussion of
"Race the Power of an illusion: The House We Live In”
When: April 29, 2011 Time: 9:00-11:30am (9am Refreshments and Networking, viewing starts at 9:30am)
Hosted by: Boston Private Bank (Great Room) ; Ten Post Office Square, Boston 02109
Light refreshments will be served
RACE The Power of an Illusion is a provocative series that questions the very idea of race as biology. The series provides an eye-opening discussion tool to help people examine their beliefs about race, privilege, policy, and justice.
“The House We Live In”
(Episode III) –focuses not on individual behaviors and attitudes, but on how our institutions shape and create race, giving different groups vastly unequal life chances. Who defines race? In the early 20th century, the courts were called upon to determine who was white by employing contradictory logic to maintain the color line. The episode reveals some of the ordinary social institutions that quietly channel wealth and opportunity, so that white people benefit from a racist system without personally being racist. It concludes by looking at why we can’t just get rid of race.