Oregon State University



Event Details

Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity

a film by Shakti Butler

Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

This 75-minute film asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity. Designed for dialogue, the film works to disentangle internal beliefs, attitudes and pre-judgments within, and it builds skills to address the structural drivers of social and economic inequities.

Cracking the Codes supports institutions and communities to deepen and shift the framing of racial disparities. The current conversation is not only shallow, but actually harmful. We continue to primarily focus on individuals, when institutional and structural inequities are the bigger problem.

The film contains three sections that correspond to World Trust’s framing of the self-perpetuating system of racial inequity:

Section 1: Social Determinants: History, Identity & Culture
Section 2: Internal Components: Bias, Privilege, Internalized Racism
Section 3: External Relationships: Interpersonal, Institutional, Structural

The film features moving stories from twenty-four racial justice leaders including Amer Ahmed, Michael Benitez, Barbie-Danielle DeCarlo, Joy DeGruy, Harley Eagle, Ericka Huggins, Yuko Kodama, Peggy McIntosh, Rinku Sen, Tillman Smith and Tim Wise.

Facilitated conversation by OSU Campus Coalition Builders.

 Lunches are welcome!

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs.  Please contact jodi.nelson@oregonstate.edu or call 541.737.0715 to request accommodations related to ability.    

Memorial Union (campus map)
Jodi Nelson
1 541 737 0715
jodi.nelson at oregonstate.edu
Vice Prov / Student Aff
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