Have You Seen the Trailer for American Promise?

CAIS colleagues have been recently sharing links and talking about this compelling documentary. Utilizing home videos by middle class parents who are filmmakers by profession, the documentary creatively creates an intimate view into the lives of two African American boys from Brooklyn, as they navigate their way through the elite Dalton School of New York City.  The CAIS Commission on Diversity and CAIS Commission on Professional Development are beginning to plan an event around this enlightening documentary.  After the film, a panel discussion will facilitate a dialogue that will provide resources for CAIS educators to take back to their communities and become better diversity advocates.

If you would like to share ideas or suggestions for such this event, please contact Diane Brewer at CAIS or commissioners: Lise Leist, Lynn Sullivan, Rhonan Mokriski or Bill Sullivan.

http://caisct.org/RelId/611954/ISvars/default/Commision_on_Diversity_in_Independent_Schools.htm

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Explore the project more: http://www.americanpromise.org

The news page Colorlines, which is produced by a multiracial team of writers who cover stories from the perspective of community, rather than through the lens of power brokers, provides this rosource:  http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/10/american_promise_film_asks_what_does_it_take_to_get_a_black_boy_to_college.html

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About bsullivan35

I am an English teacher working with great students at an independent school in Ct.
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