October 23, 2019

Community Screenings: America to Me

The Foundation is hosting screenings of the documentary series America to Me by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Steve James. Set in one of Chicago's most racially diverse public schools, America to Me examines the role that race and class play in American education.  

In each screening, we'll watch a different episode from the series, and the subsequent discussion will connect the content back to our own community. Free and open to the public. Feel free to attend as many as you can!

Join us from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Forsyth County Central Library (auditorium):

  • Monday, July 8  
    Episode 1 | Context Matters: The Permanence of Racism
    Episode guide > 
  • Tuesday, August 6
    Episode 5 | Academic Expectations Based on Race | 
    Episode guide > 
  • Tuesday, September 17
    Episode 2 | Living or Surviving: Whose Humanity is Valued? 
    Episode guide >

Event schedule: 

  • 5:30 to 6:00 PM - Activity, networking, and snacks
  • 6:00 to 7:00 PM - Screening of episode
  • 7:00 to 7:30 PM - Discussion

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BPI is proud to partner with the Foundation to present Episode 5.