An Evening with Lee Mun Wah: Free Film Screening & Diversity Dialogue

September 15th, 2014 6:00 PM   through   9:00 PM
14500 Juanita Drive NE
Bastyr University Auditorium
Kenmore, WA 98028
United States

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Filmmaker Lee Mun Wah creates groundbreaking documentaries about race and ethnicity in America. Join us for a conversation with Lee Mun Wah and a free screening of his new film about racism and higher education, “If These Halls Could Talk.” Register now.

Free screening of "If These Halls Could Talk", followed by a discussion with Lee Mun Wah, internationally renowned Chinese American documentary filmmaker, author, poet, and master diversity trainer.

"If These Halls Could Talk"

During the hot summer of 2010, director Lee Mun Wah brought together eleven college students to discuss what it is like on campuses across the country today. The students shared the frustration and anguish of trying to be understood and acknowledged on campus where the faculty and students are predominantly white. Their stories are starkly emotional and raw, filled with tenderness, courage and pain. The issues that they challenge us to look at are equally provocative, begging to be heard and confronted.

Lee Mun Wah is the Executive Director of StirFry Seminars & Consulting, a diversity training company that provides educational tools and workshops on cross-cultural communication and awareness, mindful facilitation, and conflict mediation techniques. His first documentary film, Stolen Ground, about the experience of Asian Americans, won honorable mention at the San Francisco International Film Festival. His most famous film about racism, The Color of Fear, won the Gold Medal for Best Social Studies Documentary and in 1995, Oprah Winfrey created a one-hour special on Lee Mun Wah's life and work that was seen by millions of viewers. Thousands of people from government and social service agencies, corporations and educational institutions have taken Lee Mun Wah's workshops and partnered with Stirfry Seminars & Consulting on their diversity initiatives.

This event is hosted by the Bastyr University Diversity Committee.