Occupy the Zoom: Race & Education
We will be discussing the film Teach Us All on Netflix. Due to the length of the movie, we are asking all participants to watch the movie on their own so we can dive right in. If possible, we also suggest watching the Lincoln Center production of Pipeline while it is still available on Broadway HD, and/or Anna deVere Smith’s production of Notes from the Field on YouTube.
The discussion will be led by Martha Ackelsberg and Ira Wolfman, and joined by Rabbi Rebecca Weintraub.
Occupy the Zoom, formerly Occupy the Roof, is a three-night series, and we hope you can join us for all of them.
About Teach Us All:
“In September 1957, following the watershed Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, a group of African-American students known as the Little Rock Nine courageously attempted to defy the notion that skin color should determine educational access by integrating an all-white southern high school. Nearly 60 years after the “Little Rock Crisis,” disparities in access to quality education remain among the most urgent civil rights issues of our time. With its school district hanging in the balance following a state takeover in January 2015, contemporary Little Rock presents a microcosm of the inequities and challenges manifesting in classrooms all across America, which is seeing a re-segregation of its schools.
Through case studies in Little Rock, New York City, and Los Angeles, this feature-length documentary film seeks to bring the critical lessons of history to bear on the current state of U.S. education and investigate: 60 years later, how far have we come—or not come—and where do we go from here?“