"The Lottery" is a documentary film which poignantly addresses many of the issues surrounding education reform, centered upon a group of students hoping to attend the Harlem Success Academy. After premiering at the The Tribeca Film Festival last year, the film has garnered much praise from film critics and education professionals alike. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion during which students can directly engage with leading education reformers, such as Michael Regnier, the Director of Policy at the NYC Charter School Center, and Paola Zalkind, Leadership Resident at Harlem Success Academy I.
This event is co-sponsored by the African Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Black and Latino Student Caucus, Child Rights Group, Education Law and Policy Society and the Global Initiative for Social Change through the Art.
Official Website: http://thelotteryfilm.com/
GiSCA Palooza Call for Applications
Applications can be downloaded from the 'Attachments' below.
Want to be featured in GiSCA Palooza? Fill out an application and submit it to us by March 25th; Decisions will be announced March 29th. We will accept applications of all art and all experience levels. Get yourself seen! This is a great chance to showcase your creative self.
This will be one of the first times that this unique film experience is shared with the public.
"Why do you want to work with dangerous scum? A starting point for the pedagogy of the Prison Creative Arts Project"
Workshop Participation is Limited – Advance Registration Required
Light Refreshments Served
Registration is required for this workshop to explore more deeply the ideas and
approaches of the Prison Creative Arts Project with Dr. Alexander. Through dialogue,
theater and other arts exercises we will investigate the praxis of critical pedagogy. Please
email ArtsAndSocialChange [at] gmail [dot] com to sign up and receive workshop venue and
More information on the Prison Creative Arts Project and Dr. Alexander’s book is available
at the link below:
The above events are supported by the Teachers College Office of the Vice President
for Diversity and Community, CU Arts, the Office of Student Activities and Programs, the
Global Initiative for Social Change Through the Arts, the Peace Education Network, and
the Black Student Network.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact OASID at oasid [at] tc [dot] edu, (212) 678-
3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (212) 678-3854 video phone, as early as possible to request
reasonable accommodations, such as ASL interpreters, alternate format materials, and acampus map of accessible features.
"Critical Education and Incarceration: A Conversation with the Founder of the Prison Creative Arts Project"
Featuring a Performance by the Columbia University Gospel Choir Reception Following in Zankel Hall
present his new book: Is William Martinez Not Our Brother?: Twenty Years of the Prison
Creative Arts Project. This pioneering education program provides university courses and
coordinates a national network for incarcerated youth and adults to help them withstand
and often overcome the conditions and culture of prison through the arts.
Panel Discussants Include:
FOLLOW-UP WORKSHOP NOT TO BE MISSED:
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