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The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy & The Philosophy and Film Series present:

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In recent years the new Star Wars films, Episode VII – The Force Awakens and Rogue One, released to widespread critical and popular acclaim. While largely celebrated, both films have drawn the ire of those unhappy that these films feature people of color and women as principal leads.

Join us for a discussion that will use this controversy as a catalyst to examine the role race plays in the Star Wars film series and how Star Wars asks viewers to rethink their own prejudices at the same time as it encodes markers of systemic racism in American culture.


*The films will not be screened in their entirety. A "supercut" of relevant film clips will be shown.



For more information and questions: Contact the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at csrd@asu.edu or by telephone at 602-496-1376.

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