The Color of Fear Film Screening
October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm$25
NOTE: This event is open to men who have completed a Victories weekend.
Over the past 34 years, Victories programs have been primarily created by and thus catered to white, straight, cis-gendered males. As a result, men outside these categories (men of color, gay men, transgender men, and others) may have felt excluded and/or not encouraged to engage further with Victories, except to be a “diverse” voice.
To this end, Victories has formed an Equity Committee with a mission of ensuring that all Victories materials, programs, and leaders promote and provide an inclusive, safe space for all participants. We seek first to educate ourselves and the Victories community, to create space for courageous conversations, and to help Victories evolve into an organization of a more diverse and represented membership that empowers men to become equity-focused community members and leaders where they live and work.
Our first event is a film screening and facilitated discussion of the 1994 documentary Color of Fear. This documentary follows a circle of men as they unpack privilege, power, and racism. Their conversations give us a chance as a community to look at ourselves and our own personal and organizational values.
Victories aims to be a safe space for all men to do their work, but we as an organization and community have much work to do. We invite you to be a part of this process. Talking about bias, prejudice, privilege, and racism is difficult and uncomfortable, and we ask you to step into the discomfort by watching this film together and sitting in a circle with your fellow Victories alumni. We invite you to come out to learn and listen.
FUTURE EVENTS: This is the first event in a long term program to keep Victories engaging with equity issues in our community. We plan to offer other events around issues of privilege, race, gender, and sexuality that may be open to men & women, and to people outside the Victories community.