WALK RIGHT IN The Story of the Yale Summer High School ~ Film Screening and Community Conversation
Created as part of the war on poverty, the Yale Summer High School brought underprivileged students from across the nation to the Yale Divinity School during the 1960s.
In 1968 - a time of great national upheaval - a small group of educators redefined the enterprise. Drawing on the "Great books" of Western literature, they tackled sensitive issues of race, tolerance, and personal identity, as they searched for that which eluded the nation - a sense of community and the values which ground people and bind them together.
Walk Right In recreates that summer through first hand accounts, following students from their moment of selection to the culmination of the program to where they are today and a compelling reminder of the importance of inclusive and effective education and its impact across the generations.
This screening will be followed with a response panel with: Jesse Hagopian, Social Equality Educators, Jacque Ensign, Seattle Public Schools, Ed Mikel, Antioch University, and Larry Paros, Film Director. The audience will be invited to join the dialogue on education and social justice.
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Justice in Society and the College of Education at Seattle University.
Pigott Auditorium at Seattle University
Seattle, WA 98122
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|