Why is Washington [Still] Burning? is a documentary film, traveling exhibit, and curriculum that explores the fundamental question that white activists in the U.S. have faced, and continue to face today: What is a white American’s role in the struggle for racial justice? The film, exhibit, and curriculum aim to move white people beyond guilt, saviorism, and performative wokeness towards radical reevaluation of their privilege and productive action for racial equity.

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Please contribute to funding the production of a 10-minute mini-documentary that will serve as our proof of concept for a feature length film. The mini-doc will feature veteran human rights activists Sue Orrin, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, and Topper Carew in conversation in Washington D.C.

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