Beyond the Bricks
**Please note: Lunch Bunch will not be lunch on Wednesday as usual, but we will have a special presentation in collaboration with Jackson 2000 on the evening of Thursday, January 13th.
Produced by Washington Koen Media and supported by The Ford Foundation (NY), Beyond the Bricks is a documentary film project and national community engagement campaign created to promote solutions for one of America's critical problems in education: the consistently low performance of black males in school.
This 30-minute film explores the stories of two young black students who are both struggling in public schools. The film also features commentary from nationally renowned education voices such as Dr. Pedro Noguera, urban sociologist, and John Jackson, president of the Schott Foundation.
The film will be followed by a panel and audience discussion about the issues we face in our city and state, but we will focus on the solutions we have at hand.
Come learn the facts and talk with us about solutions.
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2011
Time: 6:30 - 8 pm film & discussion / reception
Where: MS Department of Education Auditorium - 359 North West Street
Contact Linda Cockrell at 601-969-6015 ext 320 to reserve a seat or send e-mail RSVP by clicking here.