RARE Newsletter October 2022
RARE Seeking Volunteers to Assist With Film Outreach - Sign Up Today!
RARE’s film Roosevelt High School: Beyond Black & White has already been seen by thousands of people via schools, places of worship, community organizations, public television, and other channels. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg! Our goal is to take the film into hundreds of other institutions throughout the greater Seattle area and even other parts of Washington State. Are you willing to help make this vision a reality? We are looking for volunteers who will spend 1 to 3 hours per week writing emails and making follow-up calls to interested organizations. These are organizations that have expressed an interest in showing the film, but have not yet solidified their plans. RARE will provide training and all the assistance you need. No experience necessary!
Leah Scott on Stage at Seattle Rep
RARE scholarship winner Leah Scott is appearing on stage at the Seattle Repertory Theater as herself. Scott appears as “youth debater” in The Rep’s production of “What the Constitution Means to Me,” which opened on Wednesday, October 5. The play by Heidi Schreck reimagines her time as a high school debater at American Legion competitions.
Mercer Island Rotary to Discuss Film
The Mercer Island Rotary will meet on October 18, 12pm to discuss RARE’s film Roosevelt High School: Beyond Black & White. This is the first of what we hope will be many more Rotary Club discussions about the film. The discussion will be led by Jane Harris Nellams, RARE board member. Meeting attendees are expected to watch the film before the meeting. Click below to read the article in the Mercer Island Reporter.
Connections Team Begins In-Depth Student Interviews
As reported in our September newsletter, Connections held its first pilot last July. Our student surveys showed that 90% of the participants rated the content and activities from “good” to “excellent”. While surveys like this are useful, they seldom tell the whole story. For this reason, we are asking several of the students to spend an hour with our program planners to engage in personal interviews.
SIFF and Seattle Arts and Culture for Anti-racism (SACA) Partner to Host Panel
Save the date! On November 10, 5pm Pacific time, SIFF and Seattle Arts and Culture for Anti-racism (SACA) will host a virtual panel discussion on the film Roosevelt High School: Beyond Black & White. In addition to the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF hosts special educational and cultural programs. SACA works with more than 40 arts and culture organizations on a variety of programs, including racial equity movie nights. More information will be available in our next newsletter.