Thursday, January 19, 2012

"Labor Goes to the Movies" Sponsors $2 Film Screenings at PSC Union Hall

With all the tough talk about making teachers accountable and high stakes testing, here is a film event that should produce heated discussion. If you feel you need to brush up on the topic or express your opinion, please read the information posted below about the screening taking place at PSC Union Hall. The event is not in the Boogiedown, but it does deal with education which is a universal topic. In addition, it's only $2!!!


Special Screening
Saturday, January 21
Noon–2 films

Waiting for Superman
Davis Guggenheim, US, 2010

The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman
Cavanagh, Marelli, Scott, Bruhn, Donlan, US, 2011

Please join us for our special Saturday screening/discussion on January 21 of two recent films on our public education system. One has received massive publicity and funding to promote charter schools as part of a neoliberal reform. The second one is a local response, made by NYC schoolteachers, exposing the inaccuracy and inequity driving the charter school movement. We will view both films and have a discussion featuring education and union activists, as well as one of the filmmakers.

The screening is sponsored by the PSC and is open to the public.

Julie Cavanagh has been a special education teacher for more than ten years at PS 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn. She is a member of Grassroots Education Movement, advocating for equity and real reform in our public education system. Julie is also the co-producer of the documentary The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman.

Michael Fabricant is Treasurer of the Professional Staff Congress. Since his election six years ago, he has continued his work at the Ph.D. Program in Social Welfare. His most recent writing, Charter Schools and the Corporate Makeover of Public Education: What's at Stake? (2012) was co-authored with Michelle Fine.

PSC Union Hall, 61 Broadway, 16th floor Manhattan
1, R, to Rector Street; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Wall Street; J, Z to Broad Street; A, C to Broadway/Nassau
Near the PATH train and many buses. Call for directions, 212-354-1252.
Suggested donation: $2.00

For more details, please visit the Labor Goes to the Movies committee page.

No comments: