My colleague, Dr. Kevin Foster, and I are going to be giving a talk at this event. I checked out the trailer. The film sounds interesting and as a mother of two children, already quite on point regarding all the demands and stresses that they and their friends face as young women growing up in the world we have fashioned. Scroll down for the link where you can buy tickets. Come one come all.
Space12 and ICUSP are very excited to bring the film, "Race to Nowhere" to Austin on Friday, January 21 from 7:30PM to 9:30PM. Space12 is located at 3121 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702.
Billed by many in the press as the film that exposes the truth about our nation's schools that "Waiting for Superman" glossed over, "Race to Nowhere" shines a light on the price our kids pay for the culture of hollow achievement and pressure to perform that has invaded America's schools in a "race to nowhere". The film is a call to families, educators, experts and policy makers to examine current assumptions on how to best prepare our youth to become the healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens in the 21st century.
Watch the trailer here: http://www.racetonowhere.com/node/4494
After the screening, please join us for a powerful discussion with two thinkers and their students, who have been heavily involved in educational reform in Texas:
-Dr. Angela Valenzuela, Director of the Texas Center for Education Policy at UT and author of Subtractive Schooling: U.S. Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring and Leaving Children Behind: How "Texas-style" Accountability Fails Latino Youth
-Dr. Kevin Foster, Director of the Institute for Community, University and School Partnerships (ICUSP), professor in the new African and African Diaspora Studies Program at The University of Texas at Austin, and co-founder of COBRA and VOICES, a leadership group for high school students.
Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door. Buy tickets here: http://www.racetonowhere.com/postcard/january-21-austin-tx