Join us for a screening of the digital adaptation of “We Gon’ Be Alright,” Jeff Chang’s critically acclaimed collection of essays on racial resegregation, followed by a dialogue with the author and filmmakers. The docuseries produced for PBS’ Indie Lens Storycast examines how a nation that has historically embraced diversity has allowed itself to resegregate along racial and economic class lines — and how Americans can come together in ways that offer hope beyond the divide.
The evening’s panelists:
Jeff Chang, author and advocate for racial equity. Chang is vice president for narrative, arts and culture at the nonprofit Race Forward and co-founder of CultureStr/ke and ColorLines.
He has been a USA Ford Fellow in Literature and the winner of the Asian American Literary Award.
Kimmie Kim, producer and showrunner of the “We Gon’ Be Alright” docuseries. Kim has produced numerous documentaries on subjects including the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Live,” singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran and comedian Rick Crom.
Bao Nguyen, producer and director of the “We Gon’ Be Alright” docuseries. The filmmaker’s past work has been seen on HBO, NBC, Vice, ARTE, PBS and the New York Times, as well as in international festivals and museums.