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New Wine: Confronting Racial Discrimination


Multnomah Biblical Seminary's Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins will present Jane Elliot's video "Blue-Eyed" on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The conference, entitled "Blue-Eyed: For the Visually Impaired," deals with the issue of racial discrimination and Christian culture. Elliot is one of the nation's leading educators on racial perceptions.

The Tonight Show, Today, Oprah, and ABC News have all featured Elliot's video "Blue-Eyed," an effective anti-racist training video. The video helps people experience the emotional impact of discrimination and come to a deeper understanding of racism's effects.

New Wine, New Wineskins will present this 90-minute video with a moderated discussion led by Rev. Emmett Wheatfall. Rev. Wheatfall serves as Pastor of Remember the Hope Christian Fellowship in Portland and as a Corporate Ethics and Compliance Specialist with Portland General Electric. He was the moderator for the 2002 PGE Diversity Summit at the Oregon Convention Center where Jane Elliott was a featured speaker.

The event is open to the public and is scheduled to take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Travis-Lovitt Hall. Registration will begin at 6 p.m., and a suggested donation of $6 will be taken at the door. For more information, please contact Tracy Spitler at 503-251-6767 or visit