The UNM Division for Equity and Inclusion presents, the screening of "Ethnic Notions," on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 4-6 p.m. in Room 136 Anthropology Building on the UNM campus. A discussion session will follow the screening. The event is free and open to the public.

Historic and modern representations of racial imagery and racism impact people daily, according to Marlon Riggs, whose Emmy-winning documentary takes viewers on a voyage through American history. Riggs traces, for the first time, deep-rooted stereotypes that have fueled anti-black prejudice. Through viewing the images comes an understanding of the evolution of racial consciousness in America.

Leading the discussion is Ricky Lee Allen, associate professor in the Department of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies in the College of Education. He is program coordinator of Educational Thought & Sociocultural Studies and his research interests include sociology of education, critical studies of whiteness, critical race theory and critical pedagogy.

Partners include: Black Graduate & Professional Student Association (BGPSA), Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color (PNMGC), Raza Graduate Student Association (RGSA) and other departments and student clubs. Campus departments or student clubs interested in co-sponsoring the event or assisting with outreach can contact the Division of Equity and Inclusion.

Snacks will be provided at the end of the event.

For more information, contact Christopher Ramirez, or call (505) 925-2551.

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