Film Premiere Draws More than 500 Participants
Despite no advertising, 900 people registered and 500 attended the premiere showing of Roosevelt High School: Beyond Black & White on January 31. RARE’s “spread the word” campaign started after the holidays and engaged families, friends, and colleagues. Many attendees were from schools other than RHS, even elsewhere in the US. Click here to view the film. Click here to view the recording of the premiere event, which includes the film and the Q&A that followed.
Film Receives Key Endorsements
The President of the Seattle School Board, the Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools, and the President of the Seattle Film Institute all agree that the documentary Roosevelt High School: Beyond Black & White is a film that everyone should see. In addition, teachers, parents, staff, and students have given the film rave reviews.
Support Materials For Discussion and Teaching
We encourage you to hold discussions about the film, especially in classrooms. To support you, we have prepared Film Discussion Questions, a Quick Teachers’s Guide, and a Curriculum Guide. All are intended to help teachers, families, and others who need support and guidance when discussing and teaching about the difficult issues raised in the documentary film.
Erin Jones To Join Open Discussion on Feb 28
Educator, author, and activist Erin Jones will join RARE’s Open Discussion session on Monday, February 28 at 7 p.m. Among many other accomplishments and awards, she was Washington State PTA’s Outstanding Educator in 2015. RARE’s monthly Open Discussion sessions are free and open to the public.
Cherry McGee Banks To Join Open Discussion on March 28
Educator Cherry McGee Banks will talk about Lift Every Voice and Sing, also known as the Black National Anthem, at RARE’s March 31 Open Discussion Session. The online event starts at 7 p.m. RARE’s monthly Open Discussion sessions are free and open to the public.
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