All films will be presented at SUNY Delhi, Sanford Hall (Rm 250) at 5 pm unless otherwise indicated. Parking for off-campus guests at the Bush Lot. Free and open to the public.
Waking Up: A Racial Awareness Workshop
SIGN-UPS CLOSED | Saturday, April 21. Session 1: 9-1 pm | Session 2: 2-5 pm at Bushel Collective
In this small-group, hands-on workshop, we will share and reflect on our racial histories and experiences with racism. In a supportive space called a “restorative circle,” we’ll explore how growing up in our society has affected how we see ourselves and others, our choices and experiences, and we’ll consider how we can counter bias and raise awareness in ourselves and in our community.
Part One (9 am-1 pm) will focus on racial autobiographies and reflections on race.
Part Two (2pm-5pm) will be a continuation of Part One. We’ll delve more deeply into issues raised, probably including whiteness. We’ll also get some guidance on using circles to build community and deepen understanding – to help us carry on the work ourselves.
Workshop facilitator: Marieke van Woerkom is a trainer and curriculum writer for Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility. She has facilitated restorative circles for young people and adults in schools throughout New York City and beyond. Marieke has worked in the field of cultural exchange, interfaith dialogue, conflict transformation, violence prevention and human rights for over 20 years. Marieke holds a double Masters in Cultural Anthropology and International Relations from the University of Amsterdam, with a specialization in group identity and inter-group relations.
I Am Not Your Negro | PG-13 | 93 min – Sunday, April 22
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, to be called Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends — Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. But at the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.
Dr. Linnea Goodwin-Burwood, professor of history at SUNY Delhi will lead a discussion following the film.
Artist Talk: Confronting Racism in a Rural Community
Presentation by Christina Hunt Wood | Sunday, May 6. 5-7 pm
Contemporary Artist, Christina Hunt Wood, discusses the transformation in her artwork that was provoked by increased racism throughout the country and in her own community. Wood, who is bi-racial (European / African) and a multi-generational Delaware County resident borrows from memories and observations, interviews with friends and family members, historical archives, and pop culture to develop video and photographic narratives that look at our area’s relationship to race. http://www.christinahuntwood.com
Past Get Woke! Film Series Events:
Little White Lie with special guest Director, Lacey Schwartz
Brothers of the Black List with special guests Director, Sean Gallagher and former SUNY Oneonta Admissions Counselor Sheryl Champin
Dear White People. Conversation led by SUNY Delhi students Roman, Sasha, and Tim
Klansville USA with Joyce St. George, Bobby Outterson-Murphy, and Christina Hunt Wood
13th with special guest Samantha Howell of the NY Civil Liberties Union
Get Out with Get Woke! co-organizers Bobby Outterson-Murphy and Christina Hunt Wood