First Generation: Documentary Film Screening and Discussion
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)
Houston A+ Challenge's 2012-13 National Speaker Series on Public Education
This award-winning documentary film tells the story of four high school students – an inner city athlete, a small town waitress, a Samoan warrior dancer, and the daughter of migrant field workers – who set out to break the cycle of poverty and bring hope to their families and communities by pursuing a college education.
Shot over the course of three years and featuring some of our nation's top educational experts (Richard Kahlenberg, The Century Foundation; J.B. Schramm, College Summit; Dr. Bill Tierney, University of Southern California), the movie explores the problem of college access faced by first-generation and low-income students – and how their success has major implications for the future of our state and our nation.
POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION: Panelists will include Mark Cueva (City of Houston), Michele Bobadilla (University Crossroads, Dallas), Maria Fernandez (San Antonio Education Partnership) and Bob Wimpleberg (All Kids Alliance)
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Complimentary light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be available at reception on the Main Street Porch and Alice Pratt Brown Garden starting at 5:00 p.m.
Theater doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the movie starts at 6 p.m. in the Museum's Brown Auditorium.
Due to construction at the Muesum, please enter the Law Building through the east entrance, off Main Street. Complimentary parking is available in the surface lot directly across from the Law Building on Bissonnet.
We hope to see you on April 17 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston!
Thanks to CHEVRON for providing generous funding for
Houston A+ Challenge's 2012-13 Speaker Series on Public Education
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Houston A+ Challenge
Since 1997, Houston A+ Challenge has served as a catalyst for change and a model for innovation in education. We are committed to the vision that all public school students, no matter what their background or ZIP code, will graduate high school prepared to achieve their maximum potential for success in college, career and civic life. www.houstonaplus.org