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You're invited to a screening of the documentary film "Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity" and reflective dialogue facilitated by Linda Handy of World Trust.
Free and open to the public. Teens are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.
About the Film
From director Shakti Butler comes a film that asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity. Cracking the Codes: the System of Racial Inequity features moving stories from racial justice leaders including Amer Ahmed, Michael Benitez, Barbie-Danielle DeCarlo, Joy DeGruy, Ericka Huggins, Humaira Jackson, Yuko Kodama, Peggy McIntosh, Rinku Sen, Tilman Smith and Tim Wise.
Designed for dialogue, the film works to disentangle internal beliefs, attitudes and pre-judgements within, and builds skills to address the structural drivers of social and economic inequities. Cracking the Codes is director Shakti Butler’s fourth documentary film with cinematography by her husband, EMMY award-winner Rick Butler. Shakti Butler is founder of World Trust Educational Services in Oakland. Her films reach both head and heart with a critical mass of stories intertwined with music, art and poetry. More info (including trailer) can be found at www.crackingthecodes.org.
The film is organized into 3 sections: 1) History, Identity and Culture; 2) Internal Components of Bias, Privilege and Internalized Racism and 3) External Components consisting of relationships that are Interpersonal, Institutional and Structural.
About Linda Handy, Facilitator
Linda Handy connects local issues with international movements. Whether it’s in Detroit, Tuscaloosa, or Portland, she can draw a parallel between local challenges and those around the globe. Linda seeks to transform unjust conditions into new opportunities for social, racial, and economic change. She is comfortable with discomfort and encourages participants to engage in hard conversations; ‘walking the talk,” she motivates people to follow her. Developing a common ground through story telling and conscious listening, she supports communication across social and economic strata.
As a facilitator she builds bridges, allowing disparate worlds to merge. Whether it is across continents, county lines, or across the street, Linda supports the examination of what is right, just and fair. With an M.S. from Case Western Reserve University and as a public official, Linda uses her position to support people who desire access and equity. She is accessible and straightforward, while being worldly and savvy. http://world-trust.org/linda-handy/
"Cracking the Codes had many 'sit-up' and 'knock-on-the-head' moments for me. But the biggest reward was that it helped me open my eyes wide to the unjust world that the coming generations will face if we don't do something NOW." (Uma Menon, parent)
"I’m really glad I got the chance to see this film, especially in the presence of community. After years of being taught to suppress any verbal discussion about race, at the chance to open up, it turned out every single person had a lot to say. I feel more understanding of how others think about this topic and am more open to crossing barriers." (Arushi Agarwal, student)
“Cracking the Codes challenges us to build a world that works for everyone.” (Van Jones, Co-Founder, Rebuilding the Dream)
The meeting space is provided as a community service by the City of Redwood City. The City neither sponsors nor endorses this event nor the presenting individual or organizations.