'Last Chance for Eden' to be shown Oct. 18 in Diversity Film Festival

Western Today staff

“Last Chance for Eden” will be shown at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Wilson Library Room 164F as part of the Western Libraries Diversity Film Festival.

The documentary, which features nine men and women discussing the issues of racism and sexism, examines the impact of society's stereotypes on the subjects' lives in the workplace, in personal relationships and within their families and communities. In the course of their dialog, the subjects explore the differences and similarities between racism and sexism, an area that has seldom been researched but has become an important issue needing to be understood.

The last film in the series, “People Like Us: Social Class in America,” will be shown at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 25, also in Wilson Room 164F. That film "…discusses how social class plays a role in the lives of all Americans, whether they live in Park Avenue penthouses, Appalachian trailer parks, bayou houseboats or suburban gated communities."

Monday, October 17, 2011 - 9:21am