The mission of Race Reels is to provide a common experience and a jumping off point for conversations around race that are difficult to start and to develop an audience that is comfortable talking about race issues.
Sponsored by the Brookline Educator's Union and the BHS PTO, Race Reels is an opportunity for students, teachers, and families to talk about race. Every month features a different film with guest speakers to moderate the discussion afterwards. Free pizza is always served at 5:45 p.m. in the MLK room at Brookline High School. It's a great opportunity to show up, speak up, and listen up!
September 14, 2017: "Being ñ". This film explores the distinct shared experience of 16 million people living in the United States called Enyes (ñ)s. Enyes (ñ)s are first generation American-born Latinos with at least one parent from a Spanish-speaking country.
October 12, 2017: "War of North Dakota". Shows the tactics used against protestors in the 2016-2017 conflict at Standing Rock, ND.
November 9, 2017: "Asian American Movement". Examines the increasing visibility of Asian Americans in pop culture and media.
December 5, 2017: "Far From Home" (Day of Asking For Courage Special). A documentary following the daily life of a Weston METCO Student.
January 11, 2018: "Against All Odds". Explores the fight for a Black Middle Class in the United States.
February 8, 2018: "Divided We Fall". Looks at the discrimination toward the Sikh community in the United States after 9/11.
March 8, 2018: "Navajo Math Circles". Looking to use Math Circles to build cross cultural understanding and excellence in math.
March 21, 2018: "Out in the Night" (Day of Dialogue Special). Race, gender and sexual identity are criminalized in a 2006 sexual assault case in NYC.
April 12, 2018: "Brother Outsider". A documentary about Bayard Rustin, the gay man who was the mastermind behind the 1963 March on Washington.
May 3, 2018: "Salute". In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fist in protest during the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.