This is our most asked for program because of the quality of our diversity films and the remarkably intimate and stimulating conversations that follow each showing. Each of the films have won international and national awards and acclaim from companies and agencies for their honesty, compassion and insights into what it essentially means to be different. From the internationally-acclaimed film, The Color of Fear, to Last Chance for Eden, over 30 million viewers have seen our films. Director/Producer Lee Mun Wah was interviewed in 1995 on the Oprah Winfrey Show viewed by 20 million people around the world. Over 600,000 participants have since gone through our film workshops and trainings. Cornell West calls The Color of Fear the best film on racism in the 20th century.
Directly following the film showing, participants will engage in a myriad of exercises designed to increase awareness of differences and begin and sustain a conversation on diversity.
Using various experiential exercises, personal stories, small group interactions, and films, participants will:
- Learn ways to notice the intent and impact of all our communications
- Discover how to listen compassionately and mindfully
- Learn how to begin where someone is, not where we want them to be
- Practice ways to respond with honesty and compassion when a conflict involving diversity issues occurs
- Learn how to ask meaningful and intimate questions of individuals from diverse cultures