In an effort to foster and encourage productive and proactive dialogue about race within the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University and the St. Louis region, the Society of Black Student Social Workers (SBSSW) will host ” Forum on Race: The Dialogue Continues,” Jan. 17 from 1-5 p.m. in room 100 of Brown Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
The guest speaker for this event is Lee Mun Wah, a nationally acclaimed director, lecturer and diversity consultant. Mun Wah is a former junior high school teacher whose mother was murdered by an African American man. Working through his feelings about her death and race caused him to change careers and become a community therapist, specializing in diversity issues.
Mun Wah will present his film, Last Chance for Eden, a documentary featuring nine men and women engaging in an electrifying and honest conversation about the anguish and pain of dealing with racism, sexism and heterosexism in their lives and communities.
After the film, a professionally facilitated discussion focusing on “Questions you Always Wanted to Ask About Racism, but Were Afraid to Ask” will help members of the student body and the greater community develop relationships with each other that support and acknowledge differences and unique contributions.
“This forum commemorates Dr. King’s legacy, and celebrates his unrelenting dreams for social justice and equality for all mankind,” says Vincent C. Flewellen, coordinator of this event, Danforth Urban Fellow and member of SBSSW.
A former educator, Flewellen is a consultant for diversity in education who has over 10 years experience reviewing, designing, developing and implementing social studies and language arts curriculum that focus on social justice.
For more information, contact Flewellen at (314) 935-9116 or at GWBMLK@gwbmail.wustl.edu.