Individuals touched by transracial adoption might want to attend the FREE screening of “I’m Not Racist…Am I?”
As per the film’s website, I’m Not Racist…Am I? is a documentary-style film that talks “about how this next generation is going to confront racism. We asked 12 teenagers from New York City to come together for one school year to talk about race and privilege in a series of workshops and in conversations with friends and family members. We hope that by documenting their experience, the film will inspire others to recognize and interrupt racism in their own lives.”
From an adoption perspective, and important voice in the group of teens belongs to a young woman named Anna, a Korean adoptee. In the film, Anna explores issues of race within the context of transracial adoption/having white parents. After the film is shown, participants process the experience with the help of a trained facilitator. Facing Race, Embracing Equity (FR=EE) is the organization that has brought this nationally touring film to Rochester.
The film viewing is taking place on Tuesday, November 3rd from 7pm to 10pm at Fairport High School, Room 512, 1 Dave Paddock Way, Fairport, NY 14450. If you’d like to see the film, please RSVP by sending an e-mail here: firstname.lastname@example.org.