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White Like Me film event
April 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Do you have an interest in social equity? Join us on Monday!
Purchase individual tickets online through the Rafael Film Center box office:
- $60 VIP Ticket includes pre-event VIP reception with Tim Wise, film and discussion with filmmaker and Marin social justice leaders afterwards.
- $20 Individual ticket includes admission to film only and discussion afterwards.
This event is part of a social justice educational series. Sponsorships provide an opportunity to reach Bay Area residents seeking to learn more about structural inequities facing people of color. In Marin County, 3% of the population is African American, yet 30% of Black residents “live” in San Quentin. We cannot deny the lack of access to opportunity for some of our neighbors.
- $2,500 Presenting Sponsor includes logo in signage and program at event, display table at event, website and social media promotion, 10 tickets to VIP reception with Tim Wise and film
- $1,500 Lead Sponsor includes name in signage and program at event, display table at event, website and social media promotion, 6 tickets to VIP reception with Tim Wise and film
- $750 Major Sponsor includes name in event program, partial display table at event, online and social media promotion, 4 tickets to VIP reception with Tim Wise and film
- $250 Program Sponsor includes name in event program, 2 tickets to VIP reception with Tim Wise and film
If you are interested in sponsoring future events in our social justice series, please contact Melanie Hamburger.
White Like Me, film showing & discussion with filmmaker activist Tim Wise
Documentary filmmaker and anti-racist educator, Tim Wise, in conversation with JayVon Muhammad, CEO of Marin City Health & Wellness Center. Tim Wise explores race and racism in the U.S. through the lens of whiteness and white privilege, and argues that our failure as a society to come to terms with the legacy of white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments today
6:00 pm VIP wine reception with filmmaker, Tim Wise
7:00 Screening of the documentary film, White Like Me
8:15 Discussion with Tim Wise, moderated by JayVon Muhammad
About the Film
This documentary film offers a stunning reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy. White Like Me offers a fascinating look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class. For years, Tim Wise’s bestselling books and spellbinding lectures have challenged some of our most basic assumptions about race in America. White Like Me is the first film to bring the full range of his work to the screen – to show how white privilege continues to shape individual attitudes, electoral politics, and government policy in ways too many white people never stop to consider.
Support Programs that Impact Racial Inequity in Marin
This evening is a fundraising event for two local nonprofits addressing racial inequity. Marin City Health & Wellness Center provides innovative health and wellness services to all, with the goal of African American health equity. Marin Grassroots, develops leadership for equity in Marin nonprofits, boards and commissions through grassroots participation and education.
Social Determinants of Health mean that a patient’s zip code has a greater impact on well-being than their genetic code – poverty and illness are directly correlated, as are wealth and health. When young people live in trauma, they are more likely to struggle in school and have chronic illness later in life (such as depression, diabetes and cardiovascular disease). Marin City Health and Wellness Center provides medical, dental, behavioral health, and recovery care, and youth programs like the summer Quality of Life Road Trip, The Defenders and Girl Power support Black boys and girls in grades 6-12. Youth programs like the summer Quality of Life Road Trip, The Defenders and Girl Power support Black boys and girls in grades 6-12.
Marin Grassroots informs, educates and engages communities and their leaders on topics related to public policy, civic engagement and leadership development. Our work is guided by the Marin County Equal Voice Platform. This event launches a new membership campaign where people can influence policy. Now, more than ever, we need to be involved to protect the strides we’ve made, and to insure the march to equity is not halted.
For additional information or to suggest a new event, please email us. Unless otherwise specified, events are free and all are welcome!