#DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party | September 1 – 30, 2017
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Teach Us All
September 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Please join us for a free, but ticketed, screening of Sonia Lowman’s “Teach Us All” on Monday, September 25, at 6:30pm in the IU Libraries Screening Room, located on the ground floor of the Wells Library, room 048.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on educational inequality. This event coincides with the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine’s integration of Central High.
In September 1957, following the watershed Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, a group of African-American students known as the Little Rock Nine courageously attempted to defy the notion that skin color should determine educational access by integrating an all-white southern high school. Nearly 60 years after the “Little Rock Crisis,” disparities in access to quality education remain among the most urgent civil rights issues of our time. With its school district hanging in the balance following a state takeover in January 2015, contemporary Little Rock presents a microcosm of the inequities and challenges manifesting in classrooms all across America, which is seeing a re-segregation of its schools.
Through case studies in Little Rock, New York City, and Los Angeles, the feature-length documentary film seeks to bring the critical lessons of history to bear on the current state of U.S. education and investigate:
60 years later, how far have we come – or not come – and where do we go from here?
Sponsored by: BFC/A and #DirectedbyWomen