Faculty News: Eve Ewing and Cinema 53 programming

"Race and American Schools," curated and hosted by Eve. L. Ewing.

What constitudes a "good" school, and for whom? Who is included in the vision of education as the great equalizer, and who is left out? In this trio of documentaries, we explore the central role that race has played in the experience of schooling in America.

Curated by Eve L. Ewing, assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and author of Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side, the winter series brings together a researcher, a teacher, and a filmmaker to unpack the sordid story of race and education, and imagine the future of American schooling. 

Harper Theater | 5238 S Harper Ave | Free and open to the public

January 24, 2019 @ 7pm

American Promise (Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, 2013, 45 min)

February 21, 2019 @ 7pm

Precious Knowledge (Ari Luis Palos and Eren Isabel McGinnis, 2012, 75 min)

March 7, 2019 @ 7pm

Tested (Curtis Chin, 2015, 90 min)