Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Film Screening & Discussion, Apr. 11, 2011: The Inconvenient Truth Behind 'Waiting for Superman'

Monday, April 11, is a busy evening. A GEM general meeting at CUNY at 5, a film screening of our movie at 6 at C.L.O.T.H and a hearing at Paul Robson HS in Brooklyn at 6PM. Friday there is an ICE meeting, a Fight Back Friday meeting - both at the same diner, and an event at the NYSUT convention (It's Apr. 8, do you know where your favorite Unity Caucus slug is?) at the Hilton at 6:30 where part of our movie will be shown. I have a feeling some people won't be happy because we don't call for the downfall of capitalism as one of our real reforms. But Unity Caucus will red-bait us anyway.

Thus, GEMers will be all over the place. I'm putting links to all these announcements on the sidebar.

On Monday, April 11th at 6:00 p.m., Community League of the Heights will host a community screening of “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For Superman,” the brand new NYC documentary challenging the ideology and prescriptions of the 2010 film "Waiting For Superman."

WHEN: Monday, April 11th, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Church On The Hill, 2005 Amsterdam Avenue, 2nd Fl. (between 159th and 160th)

WHO: Parents, youth, educators, and other community members, especially residents of Washington Heights, West Harlem and Inwood.

PANELISTS INCLUDE: Julie Cavanagh, Film Director and Public School TeacherMiriam Aristy-Farer, Public School Parent; Adam Stevens, Assistant Principal, Community Health Academy of the Heights; Dr. Sam Anderson, Black New Yorkers for Educational Excellence. Moderated by Joe Rogers, Jr., Founder & Facilitator, Total Equity Now.

Post-screening small group discussions and a Q&A with panelists will examine several teaching and learning-related themes covered in the film. Building on a similar screening and discussion of “Waiting for Superman” on March 28th, this event will expose community members to additional, sometimes contrasting, perspectives on today’s pressing issues of education policy and practice.

Please join us!

Check out Norms Notes for a variety of articles of interest: And make sure to check out the side panel on right for news bits.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You Tube please. Left coast and in between interested. Not a NY phenom/concern. Micheal Moore anyone?