Race—The Power of an Illusion:
Teaching about Race and Racism using Resources to Change the Narrative
First broadcast on public television more than 15 years ago, RACE - The Power of an Illusion has become one of the most widely viewed documentaries in American history, and it remains timely and relevant today. The series asks a question so basic it is rarely raised: what is this thing called race? Many of our conventional assumptions, particularly about race being biologically-based, are wrong, yet the consequences of racism are very real.
Join us on Feb. 6 for an open forum featuring producers of the series and UC Berkeley faculty discussing the evolution and impact of our ideas about race, then and now.
- American Cultures Engaged Scholarship
- Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
- UC Berkeley Library
- Center for Race and Gender
- California Newsreel
Free and open to the public