Wednesday, July 09, 2014

'Crenshaw' documents what education reform monsters like Deasy do to schools with black students

Crenshaw: a film by Lena Jackson

From Filmmaker Lena Jackson. Please forward widely:

Please join us for the first Los Angeles screening of Crenshaw at the Southern California Library this Thursday, July 10th at 6:30pm. The evening will include a screening of the 20-minute film, plus Q&A with Crenshaw students, teachers, and parents.

The Crenshaw district's own students, teachers, and parents detail the stark consequences of a school superintendent's quick-fix reforms of their public high school in South Los Angeles. This documentary takes the viewer deep inside the lives of those most affected by the callous "reconstitution." As teachers were kicked out, curriculum replaced, and class sizes swelled, community activists and students take to the streets and meeting halls to fight for a say in their school's future.

Southern California Library is located at: 6120 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044.

Refreshments provided, please RSVP to Lena Jackson at crenshawfilm [at] gmail [dot] com


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