Teach Us All
DESCRIPTION Educational equity is a difficult conversation. Teach Us All strives to rise above personal politics and transcend disagreements — to listen, to hear, to move forward together and find solutions that address local issues amid a national crisis. We, as a community, cannot begin to improve educational outcomes without first addressing the critical issue of educational equity. Teach Us All is a primer for this conversation in our community.
1:00 - 1:30 PM: Catered Networking
1:30 - 4:30 PM: Film Screening, Small Group Discussion, Panel Discussions
Free Childcare wll be Provided.
Shawan Gabriel President and CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters Services Inc.
Marlon Hunter Public Health Director Forsyth County Department of Public Health
Odette Sanchez Director of Operations El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services
Chuck Spong Executive Director Love Out Loud
What is Teach Us All? On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the 1957 “Little Rock Crisis,” disparities in access to quality education remain among the most urgent civil rights issues of our time. Segregation, Double Segregation, and Triple Segregation; these are modern terms for an age-old problem: disproportionate access to quality education. Although Brown vs. Board of Education ruled state laws separating children by the color of their skin unconstitutional, de facto segregation today divides America’s students by race, income, and language, including Forsyth County. Teach Us All, an 80-minute documentary and social justice campaign, seeks to bring the critical lessons of history to bear on the current state of U.S. education. The film investigates, 60 years later, how far we have come — or not come — and where do we go from here?
Educational equity is a difficult conversation. Teach Us All strives to rise above personal politics and transcend disagreements — to listen, to hear, to move forward together and find solutions that address local issues amid a national crisis. In search of answers, Teach Us All gathered the expertise of Civil Rights icons, historians, policymakers, teachers, and parents alongside a critical and often-overlooked point-of-view: students. Throughout history, young people like the Little Rock Nine have been powerful agents of social change, and education remains their gateway to opportunity. Our goal is to not just raise awareness of the issues, but to put students at the forefront of forging an educational system based on quality and equity, as we believe schools remain the frontier of the Civil Rights movement.
This event is hosted by The Forsyth Promise, a community partnership working to ensure that every child in Forsyth County has the chance to thrive in school, in work, and in life. We, as a community, cannot begin to address this ambitious goal without first addressing the critical issue of educational equity. Teach Us All is a primer for this conversation in our community.
Facts on Educational Equity • The percentage of minority students attending "hyper-segregated" schools has nearly tripled since 1988. • A poor student who cannot read on grade level by the 3rd grade is 13 times less likely to graduate high school. • A high school dropout is four times more likely to go to prison. • Without a high school diploma, an individual will earn an average of 25% less income over their lifetime. • When we fail to educate our children, our community suffers.
Important Links • The Forsyth Promise: http://www.forsythpromise.org/
• Teach Us All: http://www.teachusallfilm.org/
• Watch the Teach Us All trailer: http://www.teachusallfilm.org/theatrical-trailer/
• Teach Us All is available on Netflix