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White Like Me film event

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Name: White Like Me film event
Date: April 17, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
4/17 showing of White Like Me with filmmaker Tim Wise
Event Description:

White Like Me, documentary + VIP event with filmmaker activist Tim Wise

Documentary filmmaker and anti-racist educator, Tim Wise, in conversation with JayVon Muhammad, CEO of Marin City Health & Wellness Center. Tim Wise explores race and racism in the U.S. through the lens of whiteness and white privilege, and argues that our failure as a society to come to terms with the legacy of white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments today.

About the Film

This documentary film offers a stunning reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy. White Like Me offers a fascinating look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class. For years, Tim Wise's bestselling books and spellbinding lectures have challenged some of our most basic assumptions about race in America. White Like Me is the first film to bring the full range of his work to the screen – to show how white privilege continues to shape individual attitudes, electoral politics, and government policy in ways too many white people never stop to consider.

Racial Inequity in Marin

This evening is a fundraising event for two local nonprofits addressing racial inequity. Marin City Health & Wellness Center provides innovative health and wellness services to all, with the goal of African American health equity. Marin Grassroots, develops leadership for equity in Marin nonprofits, boards and commissions through grassroots participation and education.

Supporting Programs that Make an Impact

Social Determinants of Health mean that a patient’s zip code has a greater impact on wellbeing than their genetic code – poverty and illness are directly correlated, as are wealth and health. Marin City Health & Wellness provides wraparound services to keep people healthy. Programs like the summer Quality of Life Road TripThe Defenders and Girl Power support Black youth in grades 6-12. When young people live in trauma, they are more likely to struggle in school and have chronic illness later in life (such as depression, diabetes and cardiovascular disease).

Marin Grassroots informs, educates and engages communities and their leaders on topics related to public policy, civic engagement and leadership development. Our work is guided by the Marin County Equal Voice Platf
orm.  This event launches a new membership campaign where people can influence policy. Now, more than ever, we need to be involved to protect the strides we've made, and to insure the march to equity is not halted.

Contact

For more information, visit us online at www.marincityclinic.org, call us at 415-339-8813 or email Melanie Hamburger, Director of Development.

Location:
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
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Date/Time Information:
Monday, April 17, 2017

    6:00 pm VIP wine reception with filmmaker, Tim Wise

    7:00 Screening of the documentary film, White Like Me

    8:15 Q&A with Tim Wise, moderated by JayVon Muhammad, CEO of Marin City Health & Wellness Center

 
Contact Information:
Melanie Hamburger
Fees/Admission:
$60 VIP Ticket includes pre-event VIP reception with Tim Wise, film and Q&A after.
$20 Individual ticket* includes admission to film only and Q&A afterwards.

Sponsorship Opportunities for Businesses Who Support Social Justice:
  • $2,500 Presenting Sponsor includes logo in signage and program at event, display table at event, website and social media promotion, 10 tickets to VIP reception with Tim Wise & film
  • $1,500 Lead Sponsor includes name in signage and program at event, display table at event, website & social media promotion, 6 tickets to VIP reception with Tim Wise & film
  • $750 Major Sponsor includes name in event program, partial display table at event, online & social media promotion, 4 tickets to VIP reception with Tim Wise & film
  • $250 Program Sponsor includes name in event program, 2 tickets to VIP reception with Tim Wise & film
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