[act-ma] [Saturday Nov. 3--"Precious Knowledge Film Screening" & Discussion with Sean Arce (co-founder and Former Director of Mexican American Studies Program (CCI, 14 Beacon St 1st Floor, Boston)]

Lily Huang lily.yimche.huang at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 07:36:42 PDT 2012


Join in a community film screening and then a discussion with Sean Arce
(co-founder & former director of Tucson’s K-12 Mexican American Studies
Program & winner of Myles Horton Education Award).
Saturday, November 3, 2012
1:00-3:00pm
Community Change Inc
14 Beacon St (First Floor)
Boston, Mass
Free! All are invited!
*Potluck style: Bring snacks and drinks to share:)
Facebook invite:
https://www.facebook.com/events/127253247425724/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Precious Knowledge documents Tucson High School’s students and teachers at
the front line of an epic civil rights battle: the banning of their beloved
Mexican American Studies Program. Mexican American youth in the program had
higher graduation & college matriculation rates, loved learning their
history and became leaders in their community. However in 2010, due to
anti-immigrant sentiment in Arizona, Gov. Brewer and Superintendent Horne
pushed a ban of Ethnic Studies. The film follows students and teachers and
their community organizing to try to stop the ban and reclaim their
education. An inspiring story and a beautiful film! To sneak peek at the
trailer: http://vimeo.com/15062646<http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fvimeo.com%2F15062646&h=rAQGaQbFE&s=1>

Precious Knowledge is a co-production of Dos Vatos Productions, the
Independent Television Service (ITVS), Arizona Public Media, and Latino
Public Broadcasting, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public
Broadcasting (CPB).
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