"180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School" Screening
Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Join MPB for a special pre-screening of
180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School.
February, 21, 2013, 5:30 PM at the
Mississippi Public Broadcasting Auditorium.
Following the day-to-day stories of students, parents, teachers and staff at the Washington Metropolitan High School (DC MET), 180 Days: Inside An American High School is an intimate portrait of a public school that attempts to make a difference in the lives of students each and every day.
Whether they are preparing for college or becoming teen moms, the students at DC Met face many challenges with spirit and resilience and welcome us to challenge many of our own assumptions as we travel with the first graduating class to commencement.
5:30 pm - Meet and Greet with Refreshments
6:00 pm - Pre-Screening of 180 Days
7:00 pm - Panel Discussion
Series produced by the National Black Programming Consortium
as part of American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The event is held at MPB's auditorium located at 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, Mississippi. Construction is currently on-going on the roads around our office. Please use this map to find the available parking areas.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
While we are requiring RSVPs for the event, printed tickets are not required. You may bring them on your phone, in Passbook, or not at all - we can check you in by your name. We encourage you to please bring tickets if you are able to assist with the check-in process.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
To get checked into the event, we must recieve the name the ticket was registered under. For students recieving certificates, the name on the ticket will match the name on the certificate.
What if I do not have email and cannot RSVP online?
You can RSVP over the phone by calling Deyanna Jenkins at 601-432-6490. You will be given a confirmation number. At check in, please provide your first and last name to check in.
If you have any additional questions about the event, please contact Deyanna Jenkins at 601-432-6490.
When & Where
Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Mississippi Public Broadcasting has always been at the cutting edge. Whether as Mississippi’s first statewide broadcast system or as the first to complete the conversion to digital technology, MPB has remained ahead of the curve. This commitment to innovation can be found in everything we do, especially in our education department’s work on innovative methods of improving education for teachers and students alike.
A Brief History of MPB: In 1969 the Mississippi Authority for Educational Television (MAET) was established by the Mississippi State Legislature with the mission of providing "educational and instructional professional growth and public service programs for the students and citizens of Mississippi." MAET first hit the airwaves in 1970 as Mississippi Educational Television (ETV), and has served Mississippi ever since, providing quality educational television programming that links our state's communities together. Over the years the face of the organization has evolved as we have added radio and news programming and established a robust education department focused on providing educational resources and curriculum to Mississippians of all ages.
Known as Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) since 2003 when Mississippi ETV and Public Radio in Mississippi (PRM) merged, the organization has been a leader in informational broadcasting. Through our award-winning productions, our educational resources, and our acclaimed hurricane coverage and response operation, MPB has exhibited a commitment to educating and informing Mississippians.