“American Promise” Screening – Thursday, February 20, 2014

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AMERICAN PROMISE will be screened at D.M. Therrell High on Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 5:00-7:30 p.m.

This award-winning documentary spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through Dalton, one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys’ divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation, this provocative, intimate documentary presents complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity.

Following the film, participants will hear a presentation about strategies to address the challenges faced in education, particularly as it relates to African-American males.

To RSVP for this event, visit http://tinyurl.com/APSAmericanPromise

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