Blog Classroom to Screening Room

Posted June 2, 2017

At the end of May we welcomed students from Alexander Hamilton High School in Elmsford, AMD Middle School in Ossining, and White Plains High School in White Plains for a screening of I Am Not Your Negro and discussion with producer Hébert Peck via Skype, Woodlands High School Assistant Principal Mandel Holland, and President of the White Plains/Greenburgh NAACP Lena Anderson.

The students who attended the screening strongly connected the themes of the film to their everyday lives and were surprised to learn that many civil rights activists were aroung their age.

This event was part of our Classroom to Screening Room program, which served over 3,000 middle and high school students during the 2016-2017 school year. Classroom to Screening Room is a program featuring film screenings and discussions that enriches students’ study of literature, history, science, world languages, and the arts. Education faculty and special guest speakers provide social, historical, and aesthetic context for the film, and facilitate post-screening discussions. During the 2016–2017 school year, students viewed and discussed the following films: Louder than a Bomb, Wadjda, and Brooklyn Castle.

Check out the photos from our May screening and learn more about Classroom to Screening Room here!

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