Created for schools, communities and corporations, RACE to Be Human addresses the apprehension and confusion so many of us feel when it comes to talking about race and racism. The film program examines micro-aggressions, allyship, the role of social media, and more. It also shares how we can promote curiosity, self-reflection, and empathy through conversations at home, school and work.
The film program includes strategies to inspire self reflection and accountability so that, as individuals, we are more aware and, as communities, we can collectively honor dignity and pursue belonging.
RACE to Be Human weaves together personal narratives and insight from students and parents with perspectives and data from educators, mental health practitioners, and diversity and inclusion experts. Appropriate for all ages starting at 10 years old.
What does race, racism, and colorism mean? What are microaggressions?
Where did racism come from? How does racism differ around the world?
How is racism often encoded in the words we use and the assumptions that we make when we talk to people?
The influence of Pop culture / media - negative and positive
Schools, workplaces, congregations
Everyone needs to be a part of this conversation.
To do sufficient justice to the breadth and importance of this subject, in the future we hope to produce a shorter version of RACE To Be Human so even the youngest members of our community can watch and learn (ages 6+).
Similar themes will be explored in each version, with the length and complexity balanced to fit different audiences:
The film program for ages 10 & up is currently available in two editions: the Creative Coping Toolkits Education Edition and Workplace Edition.
Our CCT is a turn-key, online learning platform designed to support social-emotional well-being. The program includes the film broken into chapter clips, with discussion guides, exercises, and reflections.
The RACE to Be Human Learning Bursts address specific questions in short, easily-digestible video clips under 5-minutes. These questions further explore topics addressed in the film to expand learning, self-reflection, and agency for positive change. Current topics include:
The RACE to Be Human Learning Bursts are available as part of the Creative Coping Toolkit.
Race is a global issue, so we have been filming both outside and within the US. Locations include: