Racial Equity in Pop Culture: Wesley Morris

Oct 17, 2019

Sometimes, New York Times critic-at-large Wesley Morris wishes he could just watch a movie. Just watch, and not think about what racial message is being sent. When he joined us for our speaker series, we talked with Wesley Morris about the power of film and popular culture to mold and influence us.

Sometimes, the New York Times critic Wesley Morris wishes he could just watch a movie. Just watch, and not think about what racial message is being sent. While he doesn’t only write about race and justice, Morris feels his job does come with a moral responsibility to say something. That’s because movies, he says, are part of a larger conversation about how we live our lives. When he joined us in front of a live audience as the second guest in our Problem of Equity speaker series, which we host in partnership with the United Way of Salt Lake, Morris talked about the power of film and popular culture to mold and influence us.  

Our final speaker series guest will be the activist and podcast host Brittney Packnett on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m. at the SJ Quinney College of Law on the University of Utah campus. For more information, go to kuer.org/term/2019-speakers-series.

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