Equity in Education Film Fest coming to Auraria Campus

By Staff

Anyone engaged in and affected by education reform is invited to take part in the Equity in Education Film Festival, set for Sept. 16 and 17 at the Starz theaters on the Auraria Campus.

The festival will provide a venue for critical inquiry about the issues that affect public schools and education reform and bring together multiple perspectives of various stakeholders: teachers, school personnel, policy makers, academics, community members, families and students. Our mission is to frame the ideas from a larger context of education reform in urban schools, to provoke thought on the issues through narratives and counter-narratives from the films, and shift the way we as a community have conversations about the issues that affect Colorado schools.

The festival will open with a keynote session by Antwi Akom, Ph.D., a leading expert on the links between race, environmental health and educational equity in cities and schools. Documentaries will include “Unnatural Causes,” “Place Matters,” “Precious Knowledge,” “Papers,” “The People Speak” and “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman.”

The Equity in Education Film Festival is hosted by the Center for Culturally Responsive Urban Education, the University of Colorado Denver School of Education and Human Development, along with the Office of P-20 Education Initiatives and the Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Inclusion and Diversity.

For details on ticket prices and other information, click here.