American Promise: Film screening and discussion
As a senior Educational Studies major, Angela is enrolled in a 1 credit course that focuses on creating a space for students, faculty, staff, and community members to engage in discussions about the amount of stress and pressure that students in the United States experience within education. She uses three films as texts to start the conversations about this topic.
While the three featured films were produced by different filmmakers, they share a common theme: stress and pressure. The films suggest that the sources of this stress are both cultural and familial, and encourage healthy discussions around learning, expectations, and achievement.
Trinh will host the second film “American Promise” on Thursday, March 24th at 6:30pm in Knapp 106. She would love for you to join in on this film night to witness the educational experiences of Idris and Seun, who will help us to think about and discuss African American male academic achievement and the achievement gap in U.S. schools.