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Film Screening: The Long View

Film Screening: The Long View

Join us following the Children's and Young Adult Collection Open House for a free, public screening of the documentary film, The Long View.

Notes from the filmmaker:

The Long View brings forward the work of community organizing, a process in which people come together over a shared interest to build collective power and influence change, as one of the most effective ways people without wealth can exercise power to improve their public schools—and sustain that improvement over time. There is a lot of media attention paid to what isn’t working in public schools, but not enough to looking at what conditions create high-functioning public schools or the systemic factors that contribute to struggling schools ... [It] provides a look at two public high schools in the same East Oakland neighborhood. One is a high-functioning school where educators, parents, community members, and administrators came together with a vision and have worked to sustain it; and another, where these conditions are not present. ... My hope is that in viewing The Long View—and in learning about the experience of parents, students, and educators in Oakland—you’ll find inspiration and information to support your own local efforts for quality public education.

The screening will take place in Norlin Library's Center for British & Irish Studies room (M549 - building map).

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
6:15pm - 9:00pm
CBIS (M549)
Norlin Library
  Community & Outreach     Social Sciences  
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Lindsay Roberts