Wednesday, August 13, 2014

You're Invited | EDTalks: Raising Black Boys to Succeed

AchieveMpls and the Citizens League invite you to Raising Black Boys to Succeed: A Conversation with the Parent Filmmakers of "American Promise." This special EDTalks event features the producers, authors, and main subjects of the film and companion book exploring middle-class black families and their experiences navigating the education system. Tickets are going fast, so save your seat today!

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Raising Black Boys to Succeed: A Conversation with the Parent Filmmakers of "American Promise"
About Our Speakers:
Our new series of EDTalks kicks off with an intimate conversation with Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson!
They are the producers and directors of the compelling film American Promise and authors of the companion book, Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and Life. They're also the parents of one of the main subjects in the film.  Joe and Michèle will share what they learned as parents and filmmakers. 
American Promise
About the Film: 
A documentary 13 years in the making, American Promise provides a rare look into the lives of two middle class black families as they navigate the ups and downs of parenting and educating their sons. The movie chronicles the boys' divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation, presenting complicated truths about issues of race, class and opportunity. Learn more about the film

There will be a free screening of the film on Wednesday, August 20th at 6pm at the Theatres at the Mall of America.  Visit to register for the screening and learn more about the film!  
Register now to secure your seat for this exclusive EdTalks event!
Thursday, August 21st
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Doors open 5:30 pm
Mason's Restaurant and Barre
Studio 6B - 6th Floor
528 Hennepin Ave (@6th St)
Minneapolis, MN  55403
Free & Open to the Public! PRESENTED BY:
The series is presented by AchieveMpls and The Citizens League in partnership with Twin Cities Public Television and Young Education Professionals - Twin Cities.


EDTalks is a lively series of networking and education events designed to engage young professionals in public education issues in the Twin Cities. Each program features compelling presentations with ample time for conversation and networking. For more information, contract Cassandra at 612.455.1570 or by email at

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