Filming Complete: Help Us Finish Cracking the Codes!

Cracking the Codes

In the clip below from Cracking the Codes: Race & Relationships in the 21st Century, two educators, Ise Lyfe and Tilman Smith, share their insights and experience on race and relationships in education.

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This year we completed the filming of interviews for our most important film/dialogue project yet, Cracking the Codes: Race & Relationships in the 21st Century. Our first release since the acclaimed Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible, this project will be World Trust’s main vehicle for shaping the framework for racial discourse in the U.S. for the next three years.
It is entirely through the support of individuals that we are able to create compelling new work like Cracking the Codes.  Your donation will help us stay on track to complete the film in 2011!

Cracking the Codes: Race & Relationships in the 21st Century is designed shift the framing of race in this country through dialogue and deep learning and build the will for sustainable change. Through the use of story and dialogue, this transformative learning project will illuminate the structural aspects of racism and inspire empathy, accountability and a passion for racial justice in thousands of students and leaders in our country. It will address three major components that contribute towards the building and support of equity movements:  1) understanding the complexities of systemic and racial inequity; 2) consciousness, communication and healing and 3) effecting change through movement building.

A note from Shakti Butler, Director of Cracking the Codes
This past year I have had the honor of interviewing and learning from so many amazing people.  I continue to be moved by the integrity, persistence, dedication and powerful work that is being done all over the country.  World Trust, and the Cracking the Codes project,  is part of a national effort that is growing.  And it will, without a doubt, reach a tipping point that releases mighty opportunities that uplift the nation. This inspires me, personally, to pursue learning and growing, creating vision and action on behalf of equity and justice.  Thank you for your support.