Thursday, February 25, 2016

If These Halls Could Talk: Film Viewing and Diversity Dialogue

Students, faculty, staff, and community are invited to a free showing of the new documentary, If These Halls Could Talk from Director Lee Mun Wah, who previously directed the documentary, The Color of Fear.  The film will be shown at Mad Batter Food and Film, 617 West Main Street in Sylva on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. as part of The College of Education and Allied Professions’ Diversity Dialog series. 

If you have ever wondered why our students and faculty of color are leaving our campuses; if you have difficulties understanding students from other cultures; if you don’t know what to say or do when a conflict occurs as it relates to a diversity issue, then the film, If These Halls Could Talk will help model for you what it takes to have conversations on diversity that are both authentic and life-changing. This film will provide a glimpse into what is still missing and what is needed if we are ever going to come together in our classrooms, on our campuses and in our communities.

The event will include interactive discussion facilitated by Kham Ward, director of Intercultural Affairs at Western Carolina University.  It is a collaboration of several campus entities including, The College of Education and Allied Professions’ Diversity Committee, Intercultural Affairs, Hunter Library, International Programs, and the Coulter Faculty Center.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Beth McDonough, research and instruction librarian, at 828-227-3423 or