National Cathedral event examines race in cinema from ‘Crash’ to ‘Black Panther’ – WTOP – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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WTOP’s Jason Fraley previews National Cathedral event (Part 1)

Every year, the National Cathedral hosts an annual event exploring race in cinema.

A Long, Long Way: Conversations on Race and Film” returns at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“The [title] is a quote from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who said, ‘We may have come a long, long way when it comes to racial equity and justice, but we have a long, long way to go,’” Director for Programs Michelle Dibblee told WTOP. “This event asks this question of the films in our culture: Have we actually come a long, long way?”

The event will feature a virtual discussion by a group of panelists on Zoom:

  • The Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, Canon Theologian at National Cathedral
  • Greg Garrett, professor of English at Baylor University
  • Phillip Rodriguez, documentary filmmaker and founder of City

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