Public Programs & Outreach

A Long Long Way: Film, Race and Policing

Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 3:00pm

This workshop takes a deeper look at race and policing, beginning with Do the Right Thing as the starting point. Professor Greg Garrett of Baylor University will provide background in film analysis, to be followed by discussion of contemporary events with panelists and audience members. The workshop supplements screenings of Do the Right Thing on Friday night and BlacKkKlansman on Saturday night. Post-film panel discussions tackle the question of whether, in any substantive way, we have actually come a long long way.

The series takes its name from Dr. Martin Luther King’s remark that while the nation had come “a long, long way” in its quest for racial justice, it still had a long, long way to go.  Through panel discussions and Saturday’s afternoon workshop, this year’s series challenges audiences to consider race and policing, from the 1970’s (BlacKkKlansman) through the 1980’s (Do the Right Thing) to today.

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  • Dates Offered
    • February 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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    • Perry Auditorium