Dalton State Continues Discussion on Inequality
February 10, 2015
Dalton State continues a yearlong focus on inequality in America with programs focused on social injustice this semester.
The series will pick back up with a viewing of the movie “Crash” on Feb. 17 at noon in the Goodroe Auditorium and on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. in Brown 105.
“Crash” is an Academy Award-winning 2004 film featuring Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, and Matt Dillon. During a 36-hour period, people of different races and backgrounds – a housewife, a Persian store owner, detectives, a black director, a Mexican locksmith, and others – collide.
The film takes a “provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial tolerance in contemporary America,” according to the film’s website, crashfilm.com. “Diving headlong into the diverse melting pot of post 9/11 in Los Angeles, this compelling urban drama tracks the volatile intersections of a multi-ethnic cast of characters’ struggles to overcome their fears as they careen in and out of one another’s lives.”
On Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. Dalton State will host a facilitated discussion, “What it Means to be Different” where several people will share their stories.
Also planned for this spring is a panel discussion on social justice and a day of service where volunteers will help with community service projects.
The series is sponsored by the College’s Diversity Committee. During the fall, programs were geared toward economic and educational inequality.
Matt Hipps, member of the Diversity Committee, has said inequality in any form is a threat to justice, and he hopes people who attend these programs will begin to discuss inequality.