Attend Panel Discussion Plus Screening of Rachel Boyton’s “Civil War (Or, Who Do We Think We Are)
Urgent and nuanced, Civil War (or, Who Do We Think We Are) travels across the United States, exploring how Americans tell the story of their Civil War. Filmed from the last year of Obama’s presidency through the present, it interweaves insightful scenes and touching interviews filmed in the North and South, painting a uniquely crafted, multi-faceted portrait of the American psyche and the deep roots of its turbulent times. With subtlety and determination, Civil War portrays a nation in denial, haunted by an embittered past and the stories it refuses to tell.
Tackling the Conversation on Race and US History in Our Classrooms uses the film as a leaping off point to go further, exploring how we can approach teaching young people and our communities about the truth of our past so we can have justice in the present. Among the topics discussed will be the lack of knowledge around Reconstruction and misinformation about “The Lost Cause” and the media sensation and political football that the discussion of Critical Race Theory has become.
Jerry Hawkins (Executive Director, Dallas Truth, Racial Healing &
Amber Sims (Young Leaders Strong City)
Aicha Davis (Texas State Board of Education)
Dr. Michael Phillips (Author, White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Dallas, 1841-2001)
Rachel Boynton (Filmmaker, Civil War (or, Who Do We Think We Are))
Screening and Panel information:
Thursday, October 7 at 6:30PM
231 W. Jefferson Blvd