Film Screening | If These Halls Could Talk | MLK Series 2017–18
During the hot summer of 2010, Director Lee Mun Wah brought together eleven college students to discuss what it is like on campuses across the country today. The students shared the frustration and anguish of trying to be understood and acknowledged on campus where the faculty and students are predominantly white. Their stories are starkly emotional and raw, filled with incredible tenderness, courage and pain. The issues that they challenge us to look at are equally provocative, begging to be heard and confronted.
If you have ever wondered why our students and faculty of color are leaving our campuses, if you have difficulties understanding students from other cultures, if you don’t know what to say or do when a conflict occurs as it relates to a diversity issue, then the film, If These Halls Could Talk will help model for you what it will take to have conversations on diversity that are both authentic and life-changing. This film will provide a glimpse into what is still missing and what is needed if we are ever going to come together in our classrooms, on our campuses and in our communities.
Filmmaker and Producer Lee Mun Wah will lead attendees in community dialogue as part of the film screening. Students, Staff, and Faculty encouraged to attend.
*Seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 8:30am to 11:30am
Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum
Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI