IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Announces its Fall 2013 Documentary Film Series on Race

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law continues its Fall 2013 Documentary Film Series on Race at 6 pm on Thursday, October 17, 2013 in the Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium with a screening of “A Class Divided”. This is journalist and filmmaker William Peters’ 1985 sequel to his 1970 documentary “Eye of the Storm.” In the first film, Iowa school teacher Jane Elliott created a lesson about discrimination by dividing her third-grade class by eye color and affording privileges to one group while denying them to the other. “A Class Divided” follows the students – as adults – 15 years later.

Co-sponsored by IIT Chicago-Kent’s Diversity Committee and the law school’s organizations of students of color, the film series is free and open to the public. Moderated discussions will be held at the end of each program. Other films in the series include:

Wednesday, November 13: “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story” by Eric Paul Fournier is a 2007 documentary about a U.S.-born Japanese-American who refused the Executive Order to be confined to an internment camp during World War II. In 1944, Korematsu’s challenge to the constitutionality of the order was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled 6-3 against him. For the next 40 years, Korematsu sought vindication.

For more information about the film series, contact Grace Akinlemibola.