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April 27, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Woodbury Room
Jones Library
43 Amity Street

Amherst, MA 01002

Jerry Kang
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Film & Discussion Series: Immaculate Perception

Thursday, April 27, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for the next film in this ongoing film and discussion series that may educate you, touch your heart, and inspire you to action to help dismantle racism.
We will view and discuss “Immaculate Perception” – a TEDx video talk by Jerry Kang. Are we all under the sway of “the rightness of whiteness”? If so, can anything be done about it? UCLA Law Professor  Jerry Kang exposes the phenomenon of automatic processing and how it relates to bias. Using humor and audience participation, Kang challenges our assumptions while shifting our perceptions of at least one Asian male.

This is a two-part meeting - viewing and discussing this powerful video, followed by meeting in smaller groups to advance our action projects: Schools Initiative; Listening Projects; Making Amherst a Sanctuary City; and Legislative Initiative.

Free & open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Jones Library and Coming Together.