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Thursday "Precious Knowledge" Screening & Discussion


Posted 04/11/2017
Submitted by Melinda Miceli
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

The Gender Studies and Africana Studies programs present our fifth installment in our collaborative documentary film series highlighting the power of collective activism and organized resistance. The series spotlights the strategic efforts of citizens to resist oppression and social injustice and create change across a variety of issues and time periods.

On Thursday, April 13, we will be showing Precious Knowledge (2011). This documentary follows the stories of the Mexican American/Raza Studies students and instructors at Tucson High Magnet School between 2008 and 2009, when they and community members are collectively pushing back against the Arizona local and state legislators’ attempts to pass HB 2281, a bill that meant to restrict or ban ethnic studies curricula in the state. This film is a walk through the importance of community-­‐building, empowering youth to act, and understanding the hand of politics in the suppression of education. (http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/precious-­‐knowledge/)

Please join us for this viewing and discussion! Refreshments will be provided.

Precious Knowledge Thursday, April 13, from 12:15-­‐2 PM in Hillyer 229.