Colorblind: ReThinking Race
WYCC PBS Chicago
Now PlayingColorblind: ReThinking Race - The Town Hall Meeting
WYCC PBS Chicago broke ground on the topic of race relations in America with the airing of a major national documentary, Colorblind: ReThinking Race. Produced in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Middle Passage Productions, WYCC PBS Chicago's Colorblind takes an honest look at the effects of racism in America. The goal of the documentary is to bring clarity to the topic by presenting the modern expression of racism, exploring how these negative beliefs are unwittingly fostered, and recognizing the people and projects that address racial inequality and promote racial healing.
In conjunction with this 90-minute documentary, WYCC PBS Chicago presented a one-hour town hall meeting. Hosted by respected WGN-TV anchor and reporter Robert Jordan, this televised meeting brought together a collection of notable panelists with a wide range of expertise in areas highlighted in the documentary - health, wealth, education and justice. Our goal is to provide insightful commentary about Colorblind while continuing the dialogue about racism and racial healing.
Use #wycccolorblind when tweeting about Colorblind. WYCC PBS Chicago is dedicated to continuing the conversation about race relations in America.
Jesse Ruiz - Vice President, Chicago Board of Education
Luz Benitez Delgado - Deputy Director, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Oscar Chacón - National Alliance of Latin American & Caribbean Communities (NALACC)
Shawn Healy - Resident Scholar, McCormick Foundation Civics Program
Pepe Vargas - Executive Director, International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago
Hon. William H. Hooks - Felony Criminal Division, Circuit Court of Cook County
Aquila Griffin - Youth Leader, Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE)
Dr. Carol Adams - CEO, DuSable Museum of African American History
Dr. Carolyn Lopez - President, Chicago Board of Health
Terrence A. Young, Sr. - Director of Commercial Real Estate, Urban Partnership Bank