Montag, 9. Januar 2012

Precious Knowledge: award-winning film that chronicles the current stuggle for ethnic studies in Tucson http://critpsych.blogspot.com

Precious Knowledge   <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8CXCH99fNQ>

Screenings to take place 1/14 in Boston & 1/15 in Providence.
Precious Knowledge is an award-winning film that chronicles the current stuggle for ethnic studies in Tucson.
"Following students and teachers in the Mexican-American studies program at Tucson High School,
this film is a rallying call to everyone who cares about social justice education."

Providence, Rhode Island - The two screenings of the feature length documentary will be shown
in the auditorium of Renaissance Church at 77 Reservoir Avenue in Providence, RI.
First screening is at 3:00 PM followed by discussion with the featured Tucson High School teacher/activist,
Mr. Curtis Acosta, at 4:30 PM.  Second screening will be from 5:30 to 7 PM.

"The documentary features disenfranchised high school seniors who become academic warriors and community leaders
in Tucson's embattled Ethnic Studies classes while state lawmakers attempt to eliminate the program and Kim Hewson, a
local high school history and language teacher states, "This film highlights how critical thinking as well as consideration of
the backgrounds and the funds of knowledge of students fosters dynamic academic success."  Movie trailer can be viewed at:
http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi2967444761/

For more information on the situation in educating youth in Tucson visit
saveethnicstudies.org 

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