Supporting Boys and Men of Color AfAmEdFilms Screening and Discussion

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Department of Education, Lyndon Baines Johnson Auditorium

400 Maryland Ave. S.W.

Washington, DC 20202

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The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans (Initiative) Film Screening and Discussion Series (#AfAmEdFilms) will screen films that depict positive and compelling stories of students, families, and communities striving for academic excellence. Each film challenges and disrupts negative stereotypes about African American students, families, and communities. Each film screening will be accompanied by a dialogue/community forum designed to discuss themes and topics that emerge from the film and are designed to inform a national conversation about challenges and opportunities to ensuring African American educational excellence for all children, youth, and young adults.

This month's event will feature two short documentary films about the experiences of Black men and boys in DC. One film was made by DC Scholars Stanton Elementary students; the other, "Think of Calvin," is the latest from filmmaker Kelly Amis. After the film, we will have an empowering student panel discussion on ways to ensure all boys feel and are safe, engaged and supported in school.

If you require reasonable accomodations, please email us ASAP at afameducation@ed.gov.

We look forward to seeing you for this important event!


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Department of Education, Lyndon Baines Johnson Auditorium

400 Maryland Ave. S.W.

Washington, DC 20202

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