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"American Promise" Screening & Community Conversation

Lindsey Foat - KCPT

Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)

Kansas City, MO

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Join KCPT and UMKC for a sneak peek screening and discussion of "American Promise," a documentary that was over 13 years in the making. 

Directors Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, New York, turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through Manhattan’s Dalton School, one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys’ divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation, this provocative, intimate documentary presents complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity.

After viewing clips from the film, we’ll examine how each of us – as parents, teachers and members of a larger community – play a role in shaping the identities of our nation’s black boys.

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 Free parking will be available on the 5th and 6th levels of the Cherry Street parking garage. Click here for a UMKC Campus map.

 This event is co-sponsored by the UMKC School of Education, UMKC Black Studies Program, and the UMKC Urban Education Research Center.Logos for KCPT and UMKC

 "American Promise" is made possible by a grant from American Documentary | POV, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Have questions about "American Promise" Screening & Community Conversation? Contact Lindsey Foat - KCPT

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UMKC Atterbury Student Success Center
Pierson Auditorium --Room 245
5000 Holmes
Kansas City, MO 64110

Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)


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