Traveling While Black
Friday, August 13 through Friday, November 12 (no showings on Mondays or Tuesdays)
Every hour on the hour, 12 p.m. through 7 p.m.
Richards Gallery at the Ferst Center for the Arts
Seating is limited - click the ticket link to check daily availability
On September 4, 11, 25 and 30 and October 2 and 30, patrons will need to allow for traffic and parking limitations due to the football game. Please visit the parking website for details as they are made available https://pts.gatech.edu/parking-on-gameday#node-244
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.
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.
Traveling While Black is a Felix & Paul Studios production, distributed by PHI.