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Racism & Anti-Racism through Film

Racism & Anti-Racism through Film

SOCI 2701 - 4 credits

Dates: December 11-17, 2017
Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Raul Perez

Description: This course examines the socio-historical and political evolution of racism and anti-racism through documentary film. We will trace the origins and continued significance of race, racism, and anti-racism from the pre-colonial era to the present.
 While our primary focus will be on the US, we will also pay attention to race, racism and anti-racism in a global context.

We will use a series of films to deepen our understanding of the origins and evolution of racial domination and exploitation, in order to critically examine race and racism as beliefs and practices developed and anchored in systems of symbolic, political and material power.
 Moreover, we will highlight the historic and ongoing efforts to challenge systems of racial oppression and inequality, in the struggle towards racial equality.


Contact: Raul Perez