Filmmaker to address college students on racial inequality

Cerro Coso Community College will host an evening with educator, filmmaker, speaker, social justice activist and healer Dr. Shakti Butler and her new work “Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity” on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at the college.

Butler is a multiracial African-American woman (African, Ara-wak Indian, and Russian-Jewish) whose work as a creative and visionary bridge builder has challenged and inspired learning for more than two decades.

She is the producer and director of the groundbreaking documentaries, “The Way Home,” “Light in the Shadows” and “Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visi-ble.”

Her newest film, “Cracking the Codes,” examines the causes and consequences of systemic inequity in the United States and features some two-dozen racial-justice leaders from across the country.

The location of the event on the Ridgecrest campus has not yet been confirmed.

For more information call the Student Activities Office at 760-384-6353. This event is funded by the Cerro Coso Student Develop-ment fund and is open to the public.

Story First Published: 2013-04-10