Film Screening: Stolen Education

Thursday, April 24, 2014
12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.

UNC will host a free screening and discussion of Stolen Education with producer and documentarian Enrique Alemán, Jr. from 12 – 2 pm on Thursday, April 24.

Following the screening, Alemán will speak and a panel from the Latino community in and around UNC will discuss the film.

The event is sponsored by the School of Education and the Policy, Leadership and School Improvement program.

It will be held at the Varsity Theater on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. The event is free and open to the public, and attendees will receive free popcorn and a drink upon entry.

Stolen Education is a powerful documentary that depicts the education of young Mexican American students in Driscoll, Texas during the 1950s. These students were racially segregated and required to attend three years of first grade because they were deemed to have what was referred to as "language problems." The film documents the journey of eight children who ended up testifying in what became a landmark federal desegregation case that changed educational history in Texas.

Alemán is the assistant vice president for student equity and diversity and an associate professor at the University of Utah. He is a South Texas native from Kingsville and a first-generation college graduate. Alemán melds his personal and professional interests with research that has the potential to address the structural and institutionalized inequities that have historically underserved students and communities of color. He earned his Ph.D. in educational administration, with a concentration in educational policy and planning, from the University of Texas. While at UT, he also completed a doctoral certification in Mexican American studies.

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