Bainbridge Island Review


Islanders hope to spark dialog on racism with showing of ‘Cracking the Codes’

September 22, 2013 · 11:39 AM


Eagle Harbor Congregational Church will host a screening next week for “Cracking the Codes, The System of Racial Inequity,” a film about racism in America.

The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the church. A donation of $5 is requested.

Organizers of the event said that in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict and the overturning of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, more and more Americans are questioning the racialized status quo; they are longing for tools that foster a way forward. The film “Cracking the Codes” explores the causes and consequences of systemic inequity and includes moving personal accounts of 23 leaders who illuminate the issues around racial disparities, and how important it is to deepen the dialogue around race in America.

“Personally, I feel that unless we really look at the issues of racism in our society, we may unconsciously or unintentionally perpetuate it,” said Peggi Erickson, who is helping to facilitate the conversation on Bainbridge Island with the help of fellow community members Sharon Negri and Charlotte Rovelstad.

The film is sponsored by Bethany Lutheran Church, Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church, Suquamish United Church of Christ and YES! Magazine.

Eagle Harbor Congregational Church is located at the corner of Winslow Way and Madison Avenue.

For more information about the film visit www.crackingthecodes.org.

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