Created Equal Film & Arts Series

"Star Wars" Films and Discussion

The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy & The Philosophy and Film Series present Star Wars.

In recent years the new Star Wars films, Episode VII – The Force Awakens and Rogue One, released to widespread critical and popular acclaim. While largely celebrated, both films have drawn the ire of those unhappy that these films feature people of color and women as principal leads.

Join us for a discussion that will use this controversy as a catalyst to examine the role race plays in the Star Wars film series and how Star Wars asks viewers to rethink their own prejudices at the same time as it encodes markers of systemic racism in American culture.

FREE  |  Open to the public  |  Light refreshments provided

Star Wars Movie Poster Art

*The films will not be screened in their entirety. A "supercut" of relevant film clips and images will be shown.


Location: AE England

A.E. England Building
ASU Downtown Phoenix 
424 N. Central Ave.  Phoenix, AZ 85004


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Star Wars Logo
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

ASU Downtown Phoenix
A.E. England Building
424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix