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Urban Missions Emphasis Week

Urban Missions Emphasis Week

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Reel Justice: Waiting for Superman
Harry's Coffeehouse; Monday 3/12 at 7pm **2 convo credits** Every morning, in big cities, suburbs and small towns across America, parents send their children off to school with the highest of hopes. But a shocking number of students in the United States attend schools where they have virtually no chance of learning--failure factories likelier to produce drop-outs than college graduates. And despite decades of well-intended reforms and huge sums of money spent on the problem, our public schools haven't improved markedly since the 1970s. Why? There is an answer. And it's not what you think. From "An Inconvenient Truth" director Davis Guggenheim comes "Waiting for 'Superman'", a provocative and cogent examination of the crisis of public education in the United States told through multiple interlocking stories--from a handful of students and their families whose futures hang in the balance, to the educators and reformers trying to find real and lasting solutions within a dysfunctional system. Tackling such politically radioactive topics as the power of teachers' unions and the entrenchment of school bureaucracies, Guggenheim reveals the invisible forces that have held true education reform back for decades.
Tuesday Convo: Andrew Toney Free  
Thursday Convo: Leroy Barber Free  
Lunch with Jason Williams
Tuesday, 3/13 @ 11:30am in Reid Commons
Jason Williams Workshop
Tuesday 3/13 @ 3:30pm
Shiloh Free  
Urban Missions Fair
Wed, 3/14 9am-2pm in Ben Brown Plaza
Neighboring 101 Roundtable
Wed, 3/14 @ 6:30pm. Leader: Sarah Anne Edwards. Food provided.
Neighboring 101 Roundtable
Wed, 3/14 @ 6:30pm. Leader: Laura Beth Allen. Food provided.
Neighboring 201 Roundtable
Wed, 3/14 @ 6:30pm. Leader: Taylor Bell & Leah Clements. Food provided.
Neighboring 301 Roundtable
Wed, 3/14 @ 6:30pm. Leader: Andrew Toney. Food provided.
Lunch with Leroy Barber
Thursday, 3/15 @ 11:30am in Reid Commons.
Lunch at the Downstairs Diner
Lunch at Downstairs Diner at East Lake UMC
Leroy Barber Workshop
Thursday, 3/15 @ 3:30pm

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Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209

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