Film & Discussion: Cracking the Codes

When & Where
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
September 28, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
415 573 6100

A Bold Dream: Creating a World that Works For Everyone. Dialogue and Film Screening with TLC Alumna and Film Producer, Shakti Butler

In the United States, race is a divisive issue. Racial inequities intersect with other forms of oppression that play out in ways that are systemically complex and debilitating.

This workshop addresses cultural narratives and work towards building sustainable change. We will be using the film Cracking the Codes as a catalyst to explore and discuss the system of racial inequities that prevent true equality.

Participants will:

- Engage and practice ways that support community building, inquiry, analysis, healing and collaboration
- Better understand how simultaneous elements operate within a system that perpetuates barriers to opportunity through cultural beliefs, policy and practices
- Practice generating questions that reveal learning gaps, promote creative problem solving and adaptive leadership
- Consider strategies for internal and collective external change in ways that are specific, scheduled and engaging.

About Shakti Butler

Shakti Butler, PhD, (TLR ’02) filmmaker and Founder & Creative Director of World Trust, is a dynamic educator in the field of racial equity. Dr. Butler engages her audience with participatory keynotes and seminars, often using clips from her films. She is frequently hired by organizations seeking a catalyst for change.

Dr. Shakti Butler is a multiracial African-American woman (African, Arawak Indian, and Russian-Jewish) whose work as a creative and visionary bridge builder has challenged and inspired learning for over two decades. She is the producer and director of groundbreaking documentaries including The Way Home, Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible, and Light in the Shadows. Her latest film Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity uses story, theater and music to illuminate the larger frame of structural/systemic racial inequity.