Tuesday, February 8, 2011

'Race to Nowhere' at P.S. 321 in Park Slope, Brooklyn

 Please join P.S. 321 in a showing of "Race to Nowhere" -- about the "dark side" of America's achievement culture -- at P.S. 321 on Wednesday February 16th. Race to Nowhere is a thought-provoking film about the stress children and teens experience in the high stakes education culture of the United States.

The event will start at 6:30 PM and will run approximately 2 hours. This film looks at a host of issues related to the culture of achievement in the United States, specifically through the lens of how school and extra-curricular pressures affect children. It questions the role of parents, schools, and school systems and explores ways in which each can better address the pressures young people often experience.

The film was made by a mother in Marin County, California, out of concern for the ways in which pressure to "achieve" was affecting many children, including her own. For more info on the film, go to http://www.racetonowhere.com/. Following the film, there will be a panel of experts to answer questions.

Tickets cost $10 in advance, available online at http://www.racetonowhere.com/screenings/ps-321 If there are tickets left, they will be sold for $15 at the door the night of the event.

180 7th Avenue , Brooklyn, NY 11215. Phone: (718) 499-2412

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