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Race Off

De Forest, Wisconsin, United States

De Forest, Wisconsin, United States
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"I was overjoyed at the positive feedback"

I can not express how much my campus and I enjoyed the presentation. It went over better than I ever could have imagined. I was overjoyed at the positive feedback I am still getting from my superiors, collegues, and student body. I would like to possibly look at doing another presentation in a year or so. I really enjoyed working with you and Teja and look forward to doing so in the future. - University of Alabama


"The program was excellent!"

The program was excellent! We thoroughly enjoyed having Teja here at James Madison! Thank you so much for working with us. - James Madison University


Discography

Industry Accomplishments:

Won Emmy Award for Public Affairs Programming.

Editor for the nationally acclaimed PBS documentary series FRONTLINE.

Created, produced, directed, wrote and starred in the six part, first through fourth grade educational video series, Diversity Elementary, which aired on PBS.

2009 Silver Telly Award for best documentary for PBS documentary "Crossing the Line: Multiracial Comedians."

Founder and president of Entertaining Diversity, Inc. which provides consulting and education programs on cross-cultural and diversity issues for educational institutions, companies, and civic groups all over the United States.

Was assistant director/editor for minority affairs programming at WGBH-TV in Boston.

Currently, Arboleda is adjunct professor, teaching Race & Ethnic Relations and Media Production at The New England Institute of Art in Brookline, MA.

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Race Off!
Teja Arboleda, M.Ed

Race is a pigment of your imagination!
This live, multimedia and heavy musical beat-entrenched audience interaction program is based on Teja Arboledas wildly successful, national touring video, RaceOff. Arboleda challenges the audience to wipe away assumptions about racial identity and jump start a cultural revolution that will turn the word race in to a four-letter word!

Color. Hair. Eyes. Nose.

As if!
Race is defined in simplistic ways. Yet there is only one race - human. So why do we get our knickers in a twist over racial identity? Within six seconds of observing or meeting someone, we make snap decisions as to what the persons race is...and usually wrong. Thats exhausting!

No way!
The performance lecture features a video which morphs a series of faces so slowly that you cannot tell the difference between them. And yet, race, culture, ethnicity, sex, age, religion and all the assumptions about each 'person' come into play every second of the video. Arboleda then takes the audience on a charged tour of the history of racial categories, the impact of race in society and the future of identity.