Human Relations News

Two cross-cultural festivals, a film and a forum for high school students on race relations highlight the city’s observance of Cultural Inclusion Month during September, which was observed in previous years as Race Equality Week.

"My Name is Khan," a film about a Muslim from India with Asperger’s Syndrome who moves to the United States and takes a remarkable journey across post-9/11 America to win back the love of his life, will be shown at A/perture Cinema, 311 W. Fourth Street, on Sept. 9 at 7:15 p.m. The film, which explores attitudes toward minorities and the disabled, is being sponsored by the Human Relations Commission as part of its “Cultural Connections” film series.

On Sept. 15 the city is co-sponsoring Fiesta, the Hispanic League's annual Hispanic cultural festival, at Fourth and Spruce streets from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. And on Sept. 22, the Human Relations Commission is co-sponsoring International Village at Rock the Block Remix to showcase and celebrate the international community in Winston-Salem, in Corpening Plaza from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On Sept. 25 the commission will hold its annual High School Race Relations Forum. Students representing each high school in Winston-Salem will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Christopher Reyes and Eboni Graham of the College Advisory Board. The forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy, 215 N. Cameron Ave., Winston-Salem.

For more information about Cultural Inclusion Month call CityLink 311. 

Human Relations Department  

 

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