Champaign Community Coalition Sponsoring “Racial Taboo” Event

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CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign Community Coalition invites the public to attend a free screening of a documentary focused on racial issues in today’s society.

The Champaign Community Coalition is a network of stakeholders in the community who work together to improve the lives of youth and families in the Champaign-Urbana area.

Champaign Community Coalition facilitator Tracy Parsons says the coalition wants to help the public tackle difficult questions about racial issues. Parsons says they hope to examine why it is difficult to discuss these issues openly and honestly and why it is sometimes ignored entirely.

This screening hopes to promote “an open, honest community dialogue.”

The documentary Racial Taboo is 53 minutes long and examines America’s racial history and how it continues to affect today’s society. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in small group discussions after viewing the film.

The screening will take place at Centennial High School at 6 PM on November 12. Centennial High School is located at 913 Crescent Drive in Champaign.

Racial Taboo’s trailer can be found here.

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