CitySquare is hosting a fundraiser and movie screening of Scott Thurman's important documentary!
When: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Where: The Magnolia - West Village
3699 McKinney Avenue, Suite #100, Dallas, Texas
6:30 - 7:00 – Doors Open
7:15 - 8:45 – Movie Screening
8:45 - 9:30 – Community Conversation/Town Hall - Style Discussion
Scott Thurman – the film's director; Mavis Knight – Board Member, Texas State Board of Education; Ron Wetherington – Board Member of Texas Freedom Network, Professor at Southern Methodist University; Rev Gerald Britt – VP of Programs and Public Policy (CitySquare), and moderated by James Washington - Publisher with the Dallas Weekly
Cost: $20 Price includes small popcorn and a drink.
About the Film: Once every decade or so, 15 elected citizens influence what is taught to every child in the state of Texas. The often highly politicized, state education board does so by rewriting the teaching and text book standards for millions of children with most of America following suit. Because Texas is one of the nation’s largest textbook markets, as well as the deciding factor on which books its public schools buy, publishers typically print editions for all of America based on the Board’s rulings.
“The Revisionaries”, a new, award-winning documentary, tracks the rise and fall of these controversial, secreted figures in American education while proving that political power and ideological beliefs indeed still have an immense effect on what our children are learning every day. It is the first-ever film to spotlight all that surrounds Texas’ bruising textbook battles, and to take seriously their far-reaching impact on public education across the country.
Larry's new book, now available from Amazon.com! Also, now in Kindle format! To place your order visit Amazon.com today! Also, available at Barnes and Noble bookstores and on the web. Click on the image above to order!
Rising from Ashes
Larry James' Urban Daily
A repository of ideas, resources, commentary and opinions concerning the issues facing low-income residents of the inner cities of the United States and how mainstream America largely forgets or, worse, ignores the day-to-day realities of urban life for the so-called "poor." Written and edited by the President & CEO of CitySquare. Please visit CitySquare.
Today and throughout 2013, we need your support to continue our life-changing work in inner-city Dallas. Every day hundreds of our wonderful neighbors arrive at our doors seeking our assistance, offering their help and prepared to pursue a better life. Frankly, the folks we "serve" make essential contributions to the scope, nature and soul of the work we attempt. At CitySquare we honor and recognize the amazing value and richness of our low-income neighbors. During 2012, almost 55,000 different people received the benefit of our wide-ranging services designed to assist in the process of building better lives. We need your help TODAY as we continue to respond to the needs of our community. Even more, we need you to become our PARTNER in the work of compassion and community renewal--work that continues day after day at CitySquare.