The Multiculural Drop-Out Outreach Collaborative (M.D.O.C.) is hosting a film screening of "Beyond the Bricks: A New Era of Education" on March 28th. Here is the film's description, from the Beyond the Bricks Project website:
The "Beyond the Bricks" film follows African-American students Shaquiel Ingram and Erick Graham as they struggle to stay on track in the Newark, NJ public school system. Weaved into the boys’ stories is commentary from some of the country’s foremost leaders, experts and scholars focused on black boys and their education including Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the Reverend Al Sharpton, Schott Foundation for public education President Dr. John Jackson, Dr. Pedro Noguera, and Dr. Ivory Toldson, among others. Though the film focuses primarily on students from Newark, NJ, the issues addressed there extend to urban enclaves throughout the nation.
The film screening and discussion will be held from 5:30-8:00 pm at Freedom House, Inc., 14 Crawford Street, Roxbury, MA. For more information, see the flyer or visit the website.