In the month leading up to MLK Day, our blog will be exploring diverse expressions of art created by people of color. The blog will highlight artists, collaborators, performers, poets, filmmakers, and everything in between. We will be exploring creative outlets that express the various ways racial injustice exists today.

In addition to reading, you can join our MLK Campaign and help us serve in solidarity by hosting and volunteering. Together we can #ActNowForRacialJustice.

Meet: Lacey Schwartz

Schwartz is a film and television director and producer who’s documentary, Little White Lie (watch the trailer above) explores her remarkable journey to reconcile her identity after discovering that her biological father was not who she thought it was. Schwartz had been raised in a white Jewish family but found out, at age 18, that her biological father was black.

Little White Lie is one of several powerful projects produced by Truth Aid, the media production company that Schwartz co-founded. Schwartz is also the national outreach director and New York director of Be’chol Lashon, an organization that educates about cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity, and advocates for inclusivity within the Jewish community. Find out more about her and Little White Lie on Truth Aid’s website.