Join us for a Special Film Event to promote dialogue about race in Marin White Like Me, a documentary film
Monday, April 17 – Rafael Film Center
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
Our special guest: Filmmaker and anti-racist educator, Tim Wise, in conversation with JayVon Muhammad, CEO of Marin City Health & Wellness Center. Tim Wise has dedicated his career to exploring 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 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 Leadership Network works to amplify underrepresented voices across Marin’s diverse communities through leadership development trainings and awareness raising campaigns.
Do you have an interest in promoting dialogue around social equity? Join us as an event sponsor!
This event will appeal to individuals seeking to learn more about structural inequities facing Bay Area residents of color. In a county where 3% of the population is African American, and 30% of those residents “live” in San Quentin, we cannot deny the lack of access to opportunity.
$2,500 Sponsor 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 Sponsor 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 Sponsor Name in event program, partial display table at event, online & social media promotion, 4 tickets to VIP reception with Tim Wise & film
$250 Sponsor Name in event program, 2 tickets to VIP reception with Tim Wise & film
$60 VIP Ticket 1 ticket to VIP reception with Tim Wise & film
Individual tickets will be available through the Rafael website for $20.
Supporting Programs that Make an Impact
Social Determinants of Health reveal 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. 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 City Health & Wellness provides wraparound services to keep people healthy. Programs like the summer Quality of Life Road Trip, The Defenders and Girl Power support Black youth in grades 6-12.
Marin Grassroots Leadership Network’s work stems from the belief that those who are directly affected by unjust systems should be involved in changing them. We strive to engage a cross-section of stakeholders to identify social disparities in Marin in order to develop and celebrate successful progress toward equity. We are best known for our signature leadership development workshops, which identify, educate, refer, and support members of marginalized communities to gain and maintain leadership positions in public bodies and nonprofit organizations. At this special film event, MGLN will launch a new membership campaign to foster even broader engagement in Marin County’s march toward equity.