MLK Day film screening: PERSONAL STATEMENT – Jan 21

Posted by on December 18, 2018

Mon, January 21, 2019
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Zellerbach Theater
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

PERSONAL STATEMENT is a documentary film about three inspirational high school seniors who are determined to get their entire classes to college, even though they aren’t sure they’re going to make it there themselves. Their schools – like public schools throughout the country – don’t have enough school counselors. That’s why they’re working as peer college counselors, helping their classmates navigate the college process even as they are applying themselves.

Members of the film’s cast and crew will be in attendance, including Director Juliane Dressner, a University of Pennsylvania alumna. The film will be followed by a powerful discussion led by student organizers and school counselors from the School District of Philadelphia.

You can watch the trailer and learn more about the film on the film’s website:

The event is sponsored by:

Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service
Philly School Counselors United
The University of Pennsylvania
The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers
The Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools

We have also created a Facebook group for the event:

Please note that the screening is free, but folks must register to reserve a seat here:

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