“Race to Nowhere” film screening @ Dickinson College

Dickinson College will be holding a free screening of the documentary “Race to Nowhere” Thursday, Feb 17th, 2011 at  7:00 pm in Althouse 106.  Althouse is located on College Street between High and Louther streets.  It is the building between the Quarry (corner of College & Louther) and Bosler hall (corner of College & High street) located at the Dickinson College Archway.  This is a great opportunity for residents, educators and officials of Carlisle to engage in a discussion about our children’s education.

From the Dickinson College website:

Event Details

Race to Nowhere – Documentary and Discussion

48th Annual Public Affairs Symposium: Social Activism in an Age of Individualism.

Event type: Film
Location: Althouse 106
Fee: Free

Stressed-out? Pressured? Obsessed with grades? So are tens of thousands of American youth. Join the national dialogue on education and change. Brief discussion and petition signing to follow.

A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the high-stakes, high-pressure culture that has invaded our schools and our children’s lives, creating unhealthy, disengaged, unprepared and stressed-out youth. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids, Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace, students have become disengaged, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.

Race to Nowhere is a call to mobilize families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens. In a grassroots sensation already feeding a groundswell for change, hundreds of theaters, schools and organizations nationwide are hosting community screenings during a six-month campaign to screen the film nationwide. People are using the film as the centerpiece for raising awareness, radically changing the national dialogue on education and galvanizing change.

This event is part of the 48th Annual Public Affairs Symposium: Social Activism in an Age of Individualism.

Contact: tiarachg@dickinson.edu
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