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Review of the Evening: Being White and Its Hidden Assumptions

A most unusual conversation took place at the Ethical Culture Society on the evening of December 11, 2015 – a discussion on the awareness of being White. This was attended by 27 thoughtful participants and included two facilitators, Janet Glass and Sarah Glisky. The topic of the evening was planned around
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Crooklyn (1994)

Spike Lee directs this semi-autobiographical tale of a large family sharing a Brooklyn apartment in the early 1970s. The story focuses on Troy, whose musican father and schoolteacher mother work hard to provide for her and her four unruly brothers.  Throughout the film, Troy learns life lessons through her four
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Film Series: Save The Tiger (1973)

Jack Lemmon won a Best Actor Oscar in 1974 for his gripping performance as Harry Stoner, a Los Angeles dress manufacturer whose business is on the skids. In a desperate move (and against the dictates of his conscience), he hires an arsonist to torch his building so he can collect the insurance payout. Jack Gilford
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Film Series: Real Women Have Curves (2002)

America Ferrera shines in a star-making performance as Ana, a Mexican-American teenager who’s struggling to break free from her mother’s old-world expectations, in this coming-of-age drama set in East Los Angeles. Ana wants to attend college so she can better herself, but she’s needed in her
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