WEDNESDAY, OCT 10, 2018
Join us for a free, public screening of the documentary film, The Long View. The screening will take place on Wednesday, October 10 from 6:15pm-9pm in Norlin Library’s Center for British and Irish Studies (5th floor) on the CU Boulder campus. The documentary shows how persistent community organizing can connect students and parents with educators to catalyze sustainable school improvement in Oakland, CA. Also joining the event for a Q&A and discussion is filmmaker Susan Zeig from New York and Californians for Justice Community Organizer Robert Paige, who is profiled in the documentary. 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.
Oct. 10, 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM
Norlin Library’s Center for British and Irish Studies (5th floor) on the CU Boulder campus