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Wedgwood Meaningful Movies presents White Like Me

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Wedgwood Meaningful Movies presents White Like Me

Time: January 13, 2017 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Location: Our Lady of the Lake Church
Street: 8900 NE 35th Street
City/Town: Seattle
Event Type: movie, discussion
Organized By: Deejah Sherman-Peterson
Latest Activity: Dec 24, 2016

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White Like Me (2013, 69 min)  is a documentary that explores race and racism in the U.S. through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In a striking reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy and the claim that we've entered a post-racial society, anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise offers a look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class. He then argues that our failure as a society to come to terms with this legacy of white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments today. Wise describes how white privilege continues to shape individual attitudes, electoral politics, and government policy in ways too many white people never stop to think about. (

Please join us for the film's showing. It's FREE and open to the public! Donations to defray cost of screening rights gladly accepted.Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Parking is available on NE 89th and NE 90th streets. The film begins at 7 p.m. with a facilitated community discussion to follow.

More information at by the Wedgwood Justice and Peace Coalition.

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