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Advance Screening of The Central Park Five

PGCC Book Bridge Project

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Upper Marlboro, MD

Advance Screening of The Central Park Five

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THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, a new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park in 1989. Directed and produced by Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns, the film chronicles the Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice. Co-Sponsored by: Prince George's Community College & WETA TV 26

*Rennie Forum is located in the Student Largo Center

 A talk back immediately following the screening will feature:

Christopher Jenkins, Editor, The RootDC (Moderator)
Yusuf Salaam, Central Park Five defendant
Kris March, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Sociology- UMCP
Henry White, Associate Professor, Public Safety & Law, PGCC

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Rennnie Forum at Prince George's Community College*
301 Largo Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)


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PGCC Book Bridge Project

The PGCC Book Bridge Project was started in 2005 under the direction of Dr. Mary Brown. The major purpose of the Book Bridge Project is to bring Prince George’s County residents and the college community together in a shared learning experience about contemporary issues through literature by:

  • Promote lively dialogue, critical thinking, and writing about literature.
  • Foster greater understanding of others’ views and perspectives on local issues and bridge the communication gaps that often exist in a diverse community.
  • Inspire and encourage faculty to develop text-related interdisciplinary approaches and educational materials that improve course offerings across the curriculum.
  • Improve the retention of students by engaging them in interdisciplinary approaches to education, by offering them co-curricular activities and by providing them greater contact with faculty.
  • Enhance the articulation between the college and public schools, local businesses, libraries, churches, and other institutions.
  • Achieve long-term benefits that include: enhanced professional development as a function of reading, writing, thinking about, and discussing vital social issues; the development of student services programs that support instructional areas; improved communication between local governmental entities, businesses, churches, and schools; and increased community support of the college and its activities.

For more information contact:

Ms. Risikat I. Okedeyi, Associate Professor, English
301. 322.0588
okedeyri@pgcc.edu 

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