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James Baldwin


KBCS Producer Kevin Henry brings you a short reflection on the contribution of Writer and Civil Rights Activist, James Baldwin.

Producer: Kevin Henry

Photo: Allan Warren – Own work

Racialized Trauma and its Impacts

Studies consistently show racial disparities in most every aspect of our social structures.  KBCS’s Kevin Henry explores how a racialized society impacts and traumatizes people in our communities.

Psychotherapist Joshua Magallanes talks about racialized trauma from a clinical perspective.

Shomari Jones works in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion field in the Washington State education system. Jones talks about his own experiences with racialized trauma in his personal life.

Producer: Kevin Henry

Image: Kevin Henry

How to be a Good White Ally

Social media is abuzz about race, as the #BlackLivesMatter movement sweeps the country. White allies are stepping forward, to help. Find out what it takes to be a good white ally.  Black Musician, Athlete and Activist, Aron Lee speaks with KBCS reporter, Kevin Henry.

Producers: Kevin Henry and Yuko Kodama

Photo: Aron Lee

Finding Hillywood

The Rwandan genocide began claiming up to a million lives in April 20 years ago. Today, we highlight a documentary film based in Rwanda called Finding Hillywood. It’s created by a local director, Leah Warshawski and the film focuses on the vibrant Rwandan film industry today.  We talk about this film and take a look at how Rwanda’s government and economy fare today.


  • Leah Warshawski – Director of the documentary film, Finding Hillywood
  • Marie Berry – PhD Candidate at UCLA in Sociology. She’s been researching Rwanda since 2007. She’s also the President of the Board of Directors for Global Youth Connect, a cross cultural human rights training program for youth in post-genocide countries.
  • Kevin Henry – Cultural Diversity Communications Coordinator at the City of Bellevue.

Upcoming screenings:

April 15th noon at South Seattle Community College
April 16th 4 pm at Seattle University
April 22nd 6 pm at the Bellevue Downtown Library
April 23rd 6:30 pm at University of Washington (Seattle) Ethnic Cultural Center  (screened along with other footage and films about Rwanda)