Welcome to another special Stand Against Racism* film screening.
Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. – A CLASS DIVIDED (1986) Documentary feature; Not rated; 60 minutes
In 1970, an innovative teacher attempted a daring experiment in her elementary school classroom. To evaluate how racial stereotypes affect young children, Jane Elliott divided her class between those with blue eyes and those with brown and gave blue-eyed children preferential treatment. This classic program presents the long-term effects of racial stereotyping in schools and suggests how new approaches can make a positive difference with students and teachers. Discussion to follow film screening.
Co-sponsored by the YWCA Darien/Norwalk.
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*The Stand Against Racism is a movement of the YWCA with the goal of bringing people together from all walks of life -- across the country -- to raise awareness that racism still exists. “Stand Against Racism” Day is Friday, April 29, 2011. The YWCA Darien/Norwalk, along with 60 YWCA’s and approximately 1,500 organizations, will celebrate diversity and raise awareness that racism still exists and should not be tolerated.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).