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Persister: Women speaking up and being heard

Galvanized by the number of white women who voted for Donald Trump, two women of colour envision what unity looks in the United States. But instead of marching through the streets, they take a different approach. Race2Dinner was born, an afternoon of wining, dining and honest conversations about white supremacy and unconscious biases that white women live by. Navigating everyday privileges and cultural differences, the bold intervention changes minds and opens eyes for some, while others turn away because it is too hard. Everything is on the table to eat and unpack, but there is only one rule: no crying at the dinner table. Samah Ali

Join us on May 3 for an extended Q&A following the screening.


  • Director(s)

    • Patty Ivins
  • Producer(s)

    • Katherine Montgomery
    • Mikell Ivey
    • Jessica Lipman
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Regina Jackson
    • Saira Rao
    • Ruth Ann Harnisch
    • Rit Saraswat
    • Anna Paquin
  • Writer(s)

    • Rit Saraswat
    • Patty Ivins
    • Elisa Bonora
  • Editor(s)

    • Elisa Bonora
  • Cinematography

    • Gretchen Warthen
  • Composer

    • Adam Peters

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Persister presented in partnership with

Oxfam Canada

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