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‘Waiting for Superman’ kicks off campus film-dialogue series

September 13, 2012

The 2012-13 Intersections Film-Dialogue Series at University of Wisconsin-Stout kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.

“Waiting for Superman” will be shown in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The documentary, by Davis Guggenheim, takes an in-depth look at public education in the United States. Alan Block and Virginia Lea, faculty in the UW-Stout School of Education, will offer a review of the issues raised in the film prior to its showing. Structured dialogue and a group discussion will be held after the film.

The series explores the intersections of social group memberships, such as gender, ethnicity, environment, sexual orientation, ability, age, sustainability and socio-economic class, according to Mary McManus, Memorial Student Center assistant director.

Intersections is sponsored by UW-Stout’s Ally Initiatives for Civil Rights and Civic Responsibility and the School of Education.

Other films in the series are to be announced.

For more information, contact McManus, 715-232-2503.


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