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Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

Sunday, February 27 | 4pm | The Chelsea Theater

Few seats remain for the Feb. 27 showing at 4 pm of Who We Are. If you are unable to purchase a ticket, see below for a link to participate in the live streamed panel discussion via Zoom (estimated start time 6 pm.)

“I hope we get to a point where the narrative in this country about our past is one that is true, not to tear ourselves down, but to reckon with where we started, and how far we need to go to get to the true promises of our country.” Jeffery Robinson

Join Carolina Public Humanities and the 18 Judicial District Bar at the Chelsea Theatre for a panel discussion on Sunday, Feb. 27 after the 4 pm showing of Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America at the Chelsea Theater. (For those who are unable to attend in person, a streaming option is available for the panel discussion only; see details below.)

In this timely documentary (118 minutes) criminal defense/civil rights lawyer Jeffery Robinson draws a stark timeline of anti-Black racism in the United States, from slavery to the modern myth of a post-racial America. Weaving heartbreak, humor, and passion, Robinson’s film welcomes all viewers in to examine our oft forgotten and mythicized past, as well as our shared responsibility to create a better country in our lifetimes. Ultimately, the film asks each of us to examine who we are, where we come from, and who we want to be. 

Following the 4 pm matinee showing on Feb. 27 of Who We Are at the Chelsea Theater (ticket purchase required), attendees are invited to stay for a free panel discussion of the film’s themes featuring:

  • Allen Buansi | Assistant City Attorney, Planning Dept., City of Greensboro
  • Emily Coward | Policy Director, Decarceration Project
  • Danita Mason-Hogans | Civil Rights Historian, Educator & Member of UNC Commission On Race, History and A Way Forward
  • Matthew Scialdone | Teacher, Middle Creek Highschool, Wake County
  • Moderated by Dr. Lloyd Kramer | Director, Carolina Public Humanities & Professor, UNC-CH History Dept.

Virtual Option for Panel Discussion Only

For those unable to attend in person, or who choose to view the film on an alternative evening, the panel discussion will be live streamed via Zoom. (Please note this option does not include the film; online streaming is not currently available for Who We Are.) If you would like to sign up to view the panel discussion via Zoom, free registration is available here

How to Purchase Tickets for the Film


While the panel discussion is free, a ticket purchase from the Chelsea to view the film on Feb. 27 is required. Tickets ($9.75 ea.) are available through the Chelsea Theater online here.  

Please note that the Chelsea Theatre requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID. Masks are required.

Free Movie Tickets Available for Teachers (from Carolina K-12)!

All tickets have been taken. Please see the section for zoom registration to join us virtually for the panel discussion.

Classroom resources for teaching about the film’s themes are available via the Who We Are website, as well as Carolina K-12’s Database of K-12 Resources.

 This program is sponsored by Carolina Public Humanities, its subsidiary Carolina K-12, the 18 Judicial District Bar and the Chelsea Theater. Additional support provided from the Orange County Human Relations Commission and the North Carolina Council of Churches.