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Institutions- The Way Home

Institutions- The Way Home



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Over the course of eight months, sixty-four women representing a cross-section of cultures (Indigenous, African-American, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian, European-American, Jewish, Latina, and Multiracial) came together to share their experience of racism in America. With uncommon courage, the women speak their hearts and minds about resistance, love, assimilation, standards of beauty, power, school experiences, and more. Their candid conversations offer rare access into multi-dimensional worlds invisible to outsiders. The abundance of photographs, dance, and music provides a sensual richness to this provocative piece.


The Way Home is rich with stories and experiences that will provoke conversation, and is designed to be viewed and then discussed using the downloadable Conversation Guide.

"The Way Home was an essential element of ethnic studies curricula while I was an undergrad student. It illuminated issues of race and power in the United States in a powerful and unique way. The film was part of what influenced my decision, as a young person, to spend my career working to advance social and racial justice – which I have now been doing for the past 15 years."

Vanessa Daniel Program Advisor, The Tides Foundation

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