Documentary Screening: "High Hopes and Higher Education" - Goodman Community Center

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Documentary Screening: "High Hopes and Higher Education"
13 Nov 2019 04:30pm - 06:00pm
Location: Ironworks Building
Screening of “High Hopes and Higher Education: Honoring Black Students' Aspirations,” preparing Black students for post-secondary success.
Black students possess the knowledge and potential to successfully transition from high school to college, but don't always receive the support they need.

To learn about how educators can help Black students reach their postsecondary goals, join Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest for a screening of, “High Hopes and Higher Education: Honoring Black Students' Aspirations,” a documentary produced in collaboration with Wisconsin Public TV and the Midwest Achievement Gap Research Alliance at REL Midwest.

The documentary highlights Black students’ experiences in both high school and college in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition, researchers Dr. Jameela Conway-Turner (REL Midwest) and Dr. Deborah Faye Carter (Claremont Graduate University) discuss promising practices that educators can use to support Black students on their path to postsecondary education. The documentary features the Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; students and staff from the Minority Student Achievement Network; and staff and students from the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD).

After the screening, REL Midwest will facilitate a panel discussion with documentary participants, and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions about the research and programs featured in the documentary.


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