Shakti Butler’s latest film, Cracking the Codes: The System of Inequity has already been presented in community film/dialogue events in Chicago, Boston and Oakland. Each event has brought together people from different backgrounds to have open and honest dialogue about race and the systems that perpetuate inequity. One of the attendees from our Boston premiere was so moved by her experience that she featured Shakti and Cracking the Codes on Interaction Institute’s blog.
She says, “In my own racial justice work, I struggle with how to create and facilitate conversations that help people to both learn about racial justice AND get inspired to continue the conversation and continue the work together. I’ve been in too many anti-racism trainings in the past that have left me as a white person feeling guilty and paralyzed…Shakti Butler’s new film is one tool that I think can help jump start some productive conversations.”