In this current political climate, discussions surrounding race-related issues can be heated and controversial. As a senior who will be leaving Vermont in just a few short months and who will be meeting people from around the country and world, I want to understand these issues, their history and the best ways to deal with controversy in a positive and productive way. That is why I am working in collaboration with the Peace & Justice Center to bring a 4-part series of documentary screenings and workshops that address these issues to my high school this winter.