Dear White People
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
In Justin Simien’s writer-director debut, a college student named Sam gets real on the radio about the subtle, pervasive racism in the United States. “Dear white people,” Sam begins, before talking about the myriad ways white folks try to appropriate or condescend black culture, from the way they use words like “thang” to the way an acquaintance of hers is dating a black guy as an apparent act of social rebellion. But how down is Sam? Is this really her behind the mic, or is she playing a part, too?
Join us for film screenings followed by a provocative discussion about the themes. REEL Talks are free, but reservations are required.
Tickets available starting September 1, 2017.
DATES AND TICKETS
1 hour prior to performance
270 N. Kent St
St. Paul, MN 55102
Map & Directions
“Summer Institute gave me a purpose as a woman and person of color to share my personal experience without oppression and judgement.”
—Rahila Coats, Summer Institute Alumna