Los Angeles FreshMakers!
Back in December, ProjectFresh hosted a night that explored how to turn inspiration into action and one of the big issues on people’s minds was the state of the education system.
This Wednesday, we’re privileged to have the opportunity to screen the acclaimed documentary Waiting for Superman and as an added bonus we’ll have a Q+A after the screening. Proceeds will go to supporting the cause and helping to spread the film’s eye-opening message.
- The ProjectFresh Team
Wednesday, March 23rd | Doors 7pm | Screening 7:30pm
The Downtown Independent Theater: 251 S. Main St. Los Angeles, CA
After the screening there will be a Q+A with special guests:
Bonnie Reiss / Former California Secretary of Education
Wendy Cohen / Director, Digital Campaigns & Community | Participant Media
Ben Austin / Executive Director, Parent Revolution
$12 Online Pre-Sale / $15 at the Door (if available)
A food truck will be on the premises from 6:45pm | Rooftop Drinks & Discussion Afterward.
* This is an all ages event *
More information & RSVP here…
Watch the Trailer…
Documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim explores the tragic ways in which the American public education system is failing our nation’s children, and explores the roles that charter schools and education reformers could play in offering hope for the future. We see the statistics every day — students dropping out, science and math scores falling, and schools closing due to lack of funding. What we don’t see are the names and faces of the children whose entire futures are at stake due to our own inability to enact change.
There was a time when the American public education system was a model admired by the entire world. Today other countries are surpassing us in every respect, and the slogan “No Child Left Behind” has become a cynical punch line. Bianca, Emily, Anthony, Daisy, and Francisco are five students who deserve better. By investigating how the current system is actually obstructing their education instead of bolstering it, Guggenheim opens the door to considering possible options for transformation and improvement. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi