Cornell University

Race: The Power of An Illusion

Monday, October 28, 2013 at 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Cornell Cinema

Episode 2: The Story We Tell
The Story We Tell uncovers the roots of the race concept in North America, the 19th century science that legitimated it, and how it came to be held so fiercely in the western imagination. The episode is an eye-opening tale of how race served to rationalize, even justify, American social inequalities as “natural.”

Talk-back reflections and questions following 1 hr. film, Facilitated by: Vivian Relta
Consultant and Facilitator for the Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble and Organizational Development for Faculty and Staff

The event is sponsored by Cornell Commitment,  Cornell Outdoor Education (COE),  Cornell Public Service Center, Student Leadership and Engagement and Campus Activities (SLECA),  Office of Sustainability, and Latino Studies Program.


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Free and open to the public

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