The Anatomy of Prejudice

Jane Elliott

Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 at 7:00 pm – Sun Room, Memorial Union

Jane Elliott, the adaptor of the Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes exercise, will lead a three-hour presentation teaching about the anatomy of prejudice. The Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes exercise, which she developed in her Riceville, Iowa, classroom, was the subject of the Peabody Award-winning documentary "The Eye of the Storm" and the follow-up PBS/FRONTLINE production "A Class Divided." She will show clips and discuss that film and explore with the audience the problems of racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, and ethnocentrism, and ways to eliminate them from ourselves and our environment.

Cosponsored By:
  • Black Graduate Student Association
  • Margaret Sloss Women's Center
  • Multicultural Student Programming Advisory Council
  • Psychology
  • SUB Awareness
  • University Extension
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by GSB)