Some of the most pressing issues facing America's educational systems will be discussed during the "Education and Society" documentary film series. Watch "I Learn America" and join a conversation about race, culture, ethnicity, language and public education.
At the International High School at Lafayette, a Brooklyn public high school dedicated to newly arrived immigrants from all over the world, five teenagers strive to master English, adapt to families they haven’t seen in years, and create a future of their own while coming of age in a new land. This 2013 documentary explores the children of immigration in America and well schools are, or aren’t, helping them determine where they belong in the reality and imagination of their new culture.
Following the screen, a panel discussion will feature:
Ann Ishimaru, Assistant Professor of Education, UW College of Education
Chris Alejano, Director of Education, Technology Access Foundation
Greg Garcia, Community Impact Manager, United Way of King County
Christina Gonzalez, Board President, Seattle Education Access
The event is free and open to the public.