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"First Generation" Documentary Film Screening and Discussion

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This event is open to:
Classified Staff, Teaching Academic Staff, Non-Teaching Academic Staff

Date: Friday, August 02, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Sandburg Flicks

Please join Student Affairs Staff Development Committee and the Department of Admissions and Recruitment for a screening of this award-winning documentary, to be followed by an engaging discussion about the first generation demographic and how we can best serve those students here at UWM. Narrated by Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, First Generation tells the story of four high school students - an inner city athlete, a small town waitress, a Samoan warrior dancer, and the daughter of migrant field workers - who set out to break the cycle of poverty and bring hope to their families and communities by pursuing a college education.

Shot over the course of three years and featuring some of our nation's top educational experts (Richard Kahlenberg, The Century Foundation; J.B. Schramm, College Summit; Dr. Bill Tierney, University of Southern California), this 95 minute documentary explores the problem of college access faced by first generation and low-income students and how their success has major implications for the future of our nation.

For more information or to request special accommodations, contact: Megan Buhrandt, 229-6184 .

 


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