A two-hour presentation during which Ms. Jane Elliott, the adaptor of the Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes exercise in teaching about the anatomy of prejudice and the subject of the Peabody Award-winning film, The Eye of the Storm, introduces and discusses that film and explores with the audience the problems of racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, and ethnocentrism and the responsibility shared by all of us for illuminating them in and eliminating them from ourselves and our environment.
Those attending the presentation will be encouraged to discuss the issues raised as they relate to their own workplace. They will also be encouraged to discuss the materials presented on the handouts which are designed to help them to identify their own racist statements, behaviors, and attitudes. Participants will receive a list of suggested activities which, if implemented, can help them to decrease the amount of racism in their environment and a list of books which, if read, can provide added insights to the problems of the -isms with which we are all confronted.
Both sessions are free and open to the public. Parking is available under the Sinclair Conference Center, passes are $2.
For more information contact Marcella Balin, (937) 478-4958, firstname.lastname@example.org.