The Long Shadow: Understanding White Supremacy & White Privilege (Virtual Panel Discussion – Online Zoom)

Event details

  • Thursday | March 4, 2021
  • 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
  • Virtual event - Zoom online
  • 803-728-7056

Cost: Free

The Long Shadow: Understanding White Supremacy & White Privilege (An engaging discussion about this thought-provoking film)

This Virtual Zoom discussion is about the pivotal “The Long Shadow” film and is sponsored by the Athens Chautauqua Society in partnership with Together is Better Alliance (TiBA) in Chicago and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History-Athens, Georgia Branch

The Long Shadow film follows former CNN Senior Producer, TEDx fellow, and Emmy-Award winning Director Frances Causey as she traces back her family’s legacy of white privilege, putting it in the context of the history of anti-Black racism in the United States from slavery to today.

The film is a disturbing story about the lingering human cost of ignorance, intolerance and inaction in the United States, casting a “long shadow” over our national identity and imperfect democracy.

All participants are expected to view the film before the virtual discussion. The film is widely available through Amazon Prime and Netflix. Also you can purchase a DVD via this LINK

Please register for this Zoom event HERE. Register early since enrollment is limited.

The Athens Chautauqua Society relies on the generous support of donors to sustain and enhance our programs. For more information, please visit Athens Chautauqua Society.


This event is sponsored by Athens Chautauqua in collaboration with Greenville Chautauqua.

Film commentators and discussion leaders representing Athens, Georgia are Fred Smith, Executive Director of East Athens Development Corporation and Kendell Turner, community activist and volunteer; board member of the Athens Chautauqua Society.

Representatives from Together is Better Alliance (TiBA) are Van Gilmer, Music Director for the Baháʼí House of Worship (Wilmette, IL) for the North American continent and a Board member of Together is Better Alliance and Rev. Dr. John Alan Boryk who is actively involved with Bridging the Black White Divide, an organization in Arlington Heights, IL, and a Volunteer Leader with Together is Better Alliance.

Facilitator is Madeline Van Dyck, MSN, retired nurse practitioner and board member, Athens Chautauqua Society

The mission of Together is Better Alliance is to foster knowledge and engagement that will break down resistance to confronting our country’s shared legacy of racism