Array 101 fights back against anti-racism rhetoric
Ava Duvernay’s Array 101 placed Colin Kaepernick’s story front and center in February as it rolled out full-page ads in print media and showed up in the official Super Bowl program to promote a learning initiativAva Duvernay’s Array 101 placed Colin Kaepernick’s story front and center in February as it rolled out full-page ads in print media and showed up in the official Super Bowl program to promote a learning initiative focused on the former NFL quarterback.
“Colin in Black and White,” a free online learning package designed to accompany Duvernay’s Netflix series of the same name, covers themes from the six-part series, including race, identity, social construction and equity, among others.
Duvernay told Deadline that the campaign is a direct counter move against “CRT hysteria.”
She said she couldn’t sit quietly by and watch, “as vital parts of American history education [were] being erased from official curriculum, …. vital works of literature [were] being banned, ….vital discourse [was] being muted….”
This is the fourth educational package developed under Duvernay’s Array imprimatur, which acquires and distributes films and sponsors training and mentoring for women filmmakers. The materials provide support for educators, parents and school districts to implement curriculum around social justice issues or to supplement what’s being currently taught at their local schools.