Crested Butte Film Festival


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Join us for a thoughtful conversation about diversity, inclusion, and equity in America. Are you ready to discuss what equity could look like in America? We invite you to bring your questions for the Q&A and your vulnerability in this discussion. 

Panelists include

Alina Luna

Professor of English and Chair of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Internationalization Committee

Salif Mahamane

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Elizabeth Cobbins


Arvin Ramgoolam

Short Story Writer

Chloe Bowman

Activist and Educator

James Mills


Steven Dunn

Author/Creative Writing Professor

Film List

These films compliment this discussion and we recommend watching them prior to the panel.




THAT'S WILD (plays as part of Outdoor Adventure Program 1)

THE USUAL ROUTE (plays at part of Narrative Shorts Program 1)



At Crested Butte Film Festival we believe that film can change lives. Every year we strive to create opportunities for participants to learn and have the opportunity to act during the festival. To accompany our panel “An Unusual Route: Dialogues Around Systemic Representations” and the films exploring race in America, we’ve developed a list of resources to support your journey toward anti-racism. This is not comprehensive by any means, but we hope this helps. 

Five Ways You Can Support Equity:

  1. Join a local group working on these issues
  2. Read some of the texts below to educate yourself 
  3. Donate to groups working to promote equity and justice
  4. Give your time, volunteer with advocacy groups
  5. Listen, learn, and be an advocate 


Looking for help to improve your nonprofit or business approach to equity? Here’s a list of consultants who can support you. Here are a few consultants that can support you. 

Regan Byrd Consulting (DENVER)


World Trust


Edutainment for Equity

Advocacy Guides from other organizations:

BLM has several toolkits to help here

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has a Race, Equity, and Inclusion guide here.

Anti-Racism Texts:

Visit your local bookstore to find these titles. And, there are so many great lists out there. For instance, the author Ibram X. Kendi created this comprehensive list. Do your own search based on the information you are most interested in to find the books right for your journey.

How to Be an Antiracist 

By Ibram X. Kendi

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

By Robin DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson


Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches 

By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke 

Between the World and Me 

By Ta-Nehisi Coates


Notes of a Native Son 

By James Baldwin, Edward P. Jones (Foreword by)


So You Want to Talk About Race 

By Ijeoma Oluo


Me and White Supremacy 

By Layla F. Saad


What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays 

By Damon Young


How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir 

By Saeed Jones


Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood 

By Trevor Noah


A Black Women's History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #5) 

By Daina Ramey Berry, Kali Nicole Gross


Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth 

By Dána-Ain Davis

A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind 

By Harriet A. Washington


Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde 

By Alexis De Veaux


W. E. B. Du Bois's Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America 

By The W.E.B. Du Bois Center at the University of Massachusetts, Whitney Battle-Baptiste (Editor), Britt Rusert (Editor)


Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption 

By Bryan Stevenson


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Angelou, Maya


Don't Call Us Dead: Poems

By Danez Smith


The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations 

By Toni Morrison


Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot 

By Mikki Kendall


Antiracist Baby Board Book

By Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)


The Hate U Give 

By Angie Thomas


Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning 

By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi


Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

By Ibi Zoboi, Tracey Baptiste, Coe Booth, Dhonielle Clayton, Brandy Colbert, Jay Coles, Lamar Giles, Leah Henderson, Justina Ireland, Varian Johnson, Kekla Magoon, Tochi Onyebuchi, Jason Reynolds, Nic Stone, Liara Tamani, Renée Watson, Rita Williams-Garcia