SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM PROJECT
“VOCABULARY OF CHANGE” In Conversation with Angela Davis and Tim Wise
A4SJ (Advocates for Social Justice) presents the 9th in it’s Racial Justice Film Series.
SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016 at 12:45 PM
Angela Davis and Tim Wise, two of this country’s leading racial and social justice scholar-activists, come together onstage for a rare, unscripted and free ranging conversation on the state of contemporary global politics.
They explore how our culture’s uncritical embrace of pervasive individualism, the myth of meritocracy and entrenched institutional inequality have led to racialized public policy, the privatization of education, health care and the environment, and the commodification of many of our basic needs, including water and food.
Through bold discourse, wit, and an optimism of the will. Angela and Tim call for new vocabularies – a different kind of fluency and a different quality of literacy. With a shared reverence for historical memory and today’s activism, they invoke the power of a new language to restore clarity and to unify global communities.
One comes away from this conversation with a sense of renewed faith in humanity and with the realization that ordinary people can, and do, and will achieve the extraordinary. As Angela notes in her commentary, “as isolated individuals we will always be powerless…but as communities we can achieve anything.”
DISCUSSION FOLLOWS THE FILM VIEWING
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