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Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action Kick Off Event


You are invited to kick-off the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action with an exciting event:

"America to Me": Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Monday, February 4, 5-8 pm, at PAT, 345 NE 8th Avenue

Appetizers and beverages catered by Miss'ipi Chef

We will be showing a one-hour episode, followed by a panel discussion and Q and A with the producers.

More about the Film:

"America to Me" opens the doors to a high school outside of Chicago, where students and teachers struggle to navigate crucial issues of race, identity, and education.

This 10-part documentary series, by Academy Award Nominated Filmmaker and Oak Park Resident, Steve James, is designed to put the charged state of race, culture, and education in America in the spotlight, by focusing on Oak Park River Forest High School during the 2015-16 school year.

We are very lucky to have the PRODUCERS of the series with us on Monday, as well as an amazing panel of local Black voices.

Community members, parents, students, and educators are all invited to attend. Please come, and help has spread the word by inviting colleagues, and if you use Facebook, please share.

For more information about PAT’s Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action, visit our website: pdxteachers.org/blmwoa

Portland Area Rethinking Schools has a 30+ year history of working to support public education and progressive reform in the schools. We are teachers, parents, students, community activists and teacher educators who believe excellent and equitable public schools are essential for all students to reach their potential and for the creation of a just and democratic society.