Lee Mun Wah
Lee Mun Wah
Marketing/Com: An Unfinished Conversation
Lee Mun Wah is an internationally renowned Chinese American documentary filmmaker, author, poet, Asian folk-teller, educator, community therapist and master diversity trainer. Thousands of people from government and social service agencies, corporations and educational institutions have taken Lee Mun Wah’s workshops and partnered with Stirfry Seminars & Consulting on diversity initiatives.
In 1995, Oprah Winfrey did a one-hour special on Lee Mun Wah’s life and work that was seen by over 15 million viewers internationally.
His first film, Stolen Ground, about the experience of Asian Americans, won honorable mention at the San Francisco International Film Festival, and his most famous film about racism, The Color of Fear, won the Gold Medal for Best Social Studies Documentary.
In 2005, Lee Mun Wah directed and produced the film, Last Chance for Eden, a three-part documentary on sexism and racism. His newest book, Let’s Get Real- What People of Color Can’t Say & Whites Won’t Ask About Racism, was released in 2011. In 2014 he released his latest film, If These Halls Could Talk, a documentary that focuses on college students and diversity issues in higher education.
An Unfinished Conversation
An Unfinished Conversation, is a program designed to help colleges and communities co-create a strong sense of community and build trusting relationships with one another. The chiropractic community is nested within a larger community, and this program will help you build stronger ties to the greater community at large.
In the words of Lee Mun Wah, “I believe that what community is truly all about is when it is practiced in our daily lives with those we love and with those we have been taught to fear. It is my belief that when we value others for their uniqueness and differences, we enhance the possibilities for our children and for ourselves.”
It is Lee Mun Wah’s belief that we cannot wait for a charismatic leader to appear who will bring us all together. We each must take a stand and personally participate in this important
journey of confronting our fears and beginning a conversation not only with those we love but also with those we have been taught to fear. We cannot continue being separate and unequal without there being a cost to each and every generation. Our survival and the very future of our children depend on all of us embracing our differences as well as our mutuality. If we can accomplish this in our lifetime, we can then look back and know that we have found a way to live together authentically and harmoniously, using and honoring all of our gifts and special contributions. To Lee Mun Wah, that is the true meaning of multiculturalism.