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Screening and Panel Discussion: Peace, Education, and Justice

Screening and Panel Discussion: Peace, Education, and Justice

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 10:15pm to Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 1:00am

A joint event in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia 

Attendees in each city will view two short videos and a longer documentary on the intersection of peace, justice, and education, seen through the prism of school funding. The documentary “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman” challenges the allegations in the 2010 film "Waiting for Superman" blaming teachers unions for public schools’ ills and touting charter schools as the sole solution.

The short videos were produced by students in AFSC’s Pittsburgh program and by students in Philadelphia’s Art Factory program and highlight the consequences of continued inequities in funding for public schools.

The videos will be followed by joint Philadelphia and Pittsburgh panel of youth and educators. The panel in Pittsburgh will be by teleconferencing.

Contact Information: 

Scilla Wahrhaftig (412) 315 7423


Friends Meeting House
4836 Ellsworth Ave
15213 Pittsburgh , PA
Friends Center
1501 Cherry Street
19102 Philadelphia , PA