Champaign Community Coalition Preparing For Second “Racial Taboo” Event

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URBANA – The Champaign Community Coalition is inviting the public to attend their most recent screening of the documentary “Racial Taboo” on Thursday, January 28.

This is the second of three screenings the Coalition plans to host over the next several months. WAND brought you news of the first event back in November. Each time, they invite the public to view the film and then break into facilitated small group discussions talking about racial issues in today’s society.

The 53-minute documentary examines America’s racial history and considers how that legacy continues to affect society today. Event organizers hope for it to be watched by audiences of a variety of racial backgrounds for a more insightful post-film discussion.

Facilitator Tracy Parsons does not believe it should be difficult to have conversations about race and that the topic should not be ignored altogether. She says the film is being presented because the Coalition believes it will encourage an honest community dialogue.

The film’s trailer can be viewed here.

“Racial Taboo” will be shown on January 28 at 6 PM at The Vineyard Church, located at 1500 North Lincoln Avenue in Urbana.

“The Community Coalition partners hope that those joining us for this event will continue to engage in ongoing discussion and help us work towards unifying our community,” Parsons adds.

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