NET Learning Services, in partnership with a coalition of community partners in Omaha, will host a televised Town Hall event centering on a broadcast of the acclaimed 90-minute POV documentary film, "American Promise".
Filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson’s documentary, "American Promise", tells the story of two middle-class African-American students as they make their way through a prestigious private school in New York, chronicling their divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation. The screening will be followed by group discussions of the complicated questions American Promise raises about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class, and opportunity as well as issues surrounding African-American male achievement in Omaha.
The Town Hall will air on NET 1 in August.
The project is made possible by a grant from American Documentary/POV, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, ITVS, and the National Black Programming Consortium. Event is hosted by NET Learning Services in partnership with Omaha Empowerment Network, Urban League of Nebraska, Center for Holistic Development, Inclusive Communities, the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Black Men United, and the Banister Leadership Academy.
Additional information about this free public event:
TOWN HALL DIALOGUE RECORDING
Wednesday, April 30
Omaha Home for Boys’ Wurdeman Learning Center
4343 North 52nd Street
|Screening of the documentary|| 4 – 5:30PM|
|Reception||5:30 – 6PM|
|Discussions||6 – 7:30PM|
|Panel and Q&A||7:30 - 8:30PM|
Seating is limited.
To make a reservation, contact: Inclusive Communities at 402/391-4460.
To register free online: http://americanpromise.eventbrite.com.