ERIC BATTERSBY / HOLLYWOOD 27 MEDIA CONTACT
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“I started actively fighting racism back in 1989, as one of the few white students attending Proviso East High School (an over 80% African-American school) in Maywood, IL, just outside Chicago. I spoke on stage that year at a forum in my hometown of Forest Park, challenging parents to own up to the true reason they were afraid to send their children to Proviso East, to admit race was the roadblock.
When a little philosophical back-and-forth with the audience resulted in nearly everyone in the auditorium raising their hands, my path was set.”
“As someone who’s been on the other side, I’m very comfortable with media, and an expert on fighting racism – from all sides of the equation.
If you’re looking for comments on race relations, please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime, even at a moment’s notice (949-278-4356). You can learn a ton more about me and my background with racism on my racism blog here at Hollywood27.com.”
Fighting racism, film-making, writing, publishing, directing
Fighting Racism in the 21st Century (book), PYRITE (feature film), Chocolate Connoisseur Magazine, GMO Truth Podcasts
Newspaper/Magazine interviews, TV interviews, Podcasts, comfortable in any media.
Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, Cinema Studies at University of Illinois at C-U