Traveling While Black

In this 20-minute, 360-degree virtual reality experience, you will sit with African American visitors at the famed Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, D.C. as they share a moment of honest discussion, reflecting on their experiences of restricted movement and race relations in the U.S.

Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams’ finely crafted film highlights the urgent need to remember this past, build critical empathy, and facilitate a dialogue about the challenges minority travelers still face today.

The stories told in Traveling While Black offer a multi-generational experience that can be shared by all. After the VR experience, participants will have the opportunity to gather in the lobby to reflect and respond. Please be aware that some of the stories shared include difficult images, language, and slurs experienced by the story tellers.

This event is installed in the Richards Gallery at the Ferst Center for the Arts.

Participants will wear Oculus GO virtual reality headsets that will be cleaned and disinfected between each showing.

Not recommended for children under age 13.

Presented by Georgia Tech Arts in partnership with Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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Event Details


  • Friday, August 13, 2021
    12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Richards Gallery, Ferst Center for the Arts
Phone: 4048949601
Fee(s): $6

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