Parents, students, faculty, and members from the wider Waldron Mercy Academy and Merion Mercy Academy communities gathered together on the evening of February 19 for a screening of the feature documentary “I’m Not Racist...am I?” in honor of Black History Month.
The documentary follows twelve diverse New York City teenagers as they gather together over the course of a year to discuss race and racism with each other and their families. The program is intended to inspire viewers to recognize and interrupt racism in their own lives.
Film producer André Robert Lee asked attendees to think about how they see and deal with race on a daily basis while they watched the movie. He moderated an engaging discussion based on those ideas at the conclusion of the documentary.
“André helped us to start a conversation that we will
continue throughout this year and years to come for the benefit of our schools and our community,” said Bryan Carter, Waldron Mercy parent.
The event was put on by the Diversity Committees of Merion Mercy Academy and Waldron Mercy Academy.