Film and Discussion on Race and Education with Dr. Lee Anne Bell

Event Details

September 26, 2014
4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Julie Stubbs

The College of Education presents a screening of the powerful documentary 40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk? followed by an open discussion about race and education with Dr. Lee Anne Bell '82 EdD, filmmaker and the Barbara Silver Horowitz Director of Education at Barnard College.

The film explores the impact of racial integration in the Mississippi Delta through a moving dialogue with black and white alumni from the class of 1969 as they recall memories of that time, from their very different racial positions and experiences. Winner of the 2013 National Association for Multicultural Education Media Award, 40 Years Later provides a contemporary way to examine the impact of desegregation on those who participated in the first integration projects.

Building on its legacy as a facilitator of important but difficult discussions and as a research-driven knowledge center, the College of Education will host an honest dialogue about race and education with Dr. Lee Anne Bell following the screening.

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome!


4:00 – 5:00 pm              Screening of 40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk?

5:00 – 6:30 pm              Refreshments and Discussion with Dr. Lee Anne Bell

No cost to attend. All are welcome!

Advance registrations are requested for catering purposes, but all are encouraged to attend and participate, whether registered or not.

Event Category

Alumni Homecoming