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Series Overview
The MATTERS OF RACE series will travel the decade of the 1990's to illuminate the cultural landscapes of America and explore our national identity. More about race than explicit racism, the series will document the powerful yet subtle ways in which this construct shapes the ways we view ourselves, our perceptions of others, and impacts the very conditions of our lives. It will examine how contemporary notions of race differ from those of only a generation ago, and how we nevertheless need new frameworks to meet the demands of our rapidly changing, multiracial, multicultural society. An exciting feature of the series will be the participation of several leading writers who have posed in their work some of the more complex questions about race in the United States. Among the writers in consideration are John Edgar Wideman, Jane Lazzare, Rubén Martínez, Eric Liu, Esther Belin and Danzy Senna. Through their personal memoirs, autobiographies, interviews and letters, these writers will help illuminate the stories of everyday people in cities and towns across the country.
Matters of Race will air at 9 p.m. on KLRN on Tuesday & Wednesday, September 23rd and 24th, 2003.

A screening of episode four, part two, Who I've Become will take place at Macedonia Baptist Church (map) on August 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Another screening will take place at the UTSA Culture and Policy Institute downtown (map), Buena Vista building (map), room BV 1.338 on September 16th from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The National Council of La Raza San Antonio office will host a screening of episode two, The Divide. It will take place on September 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at NCLR San Antonio (map).

Please check the KLRN Events page for more information on these and other KLRN sponsored events.

Local segments were produced by Judy Espinoza from UTSA. Louis Tijerina from Highlands High School composed the original score. Judy and Louis work and volunteer at San Anto Cultural Arts.

Generous funding for the MATTERS OF RACE Outreach Campaign has been provided by the Anne E. Casey Foundation.

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