Free screening on peace, education, justice
posted by: Alexis Moore
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Envision Peace Museum will host a free screening and interactive panel starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012, at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, in Center City Philadelphia. All are welcome.
Teachers, students and others - both in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh - will view and discuss two short videos and a longer documentary on the intersection of peace, justice and education, seen through the prism of school funding. The documentary "The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman" challenges the allegations in the 2010 film Waiting for Superman blaming teachers unions for public schools' ills.
The short videos were produced by students in AFSC's Pittsburgh program and by students in Philadelphia's Art Factory program and highlight the consequences of continued inequities in funding for public schools.
AFSC's Pittsburgh program director Scilla Wahrhaftig; a student and teacher will join the event by videoconference from Pittsburgh, as will renowned educator Betty Morgan from Baltimore.
The event is a part of Peace Day Philly, the observance of September 21, the International Day of Peace, a worldwide day of ceasefire and nonviolence.
1501 Cherry Street
- 09:00 PM
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