January Newsletter

2011 is here and RTN kicks into high gear with a collection of important domestic and international screenings and continuing media coverage.  From New York to San Antonio, from Los Angeles to Honolulu and points in between, audiences in over 500 additional locations around the country will have Race to Nowhere available for viewing and subsequent discussion.  On Sunday, the Orfaela Foundation sponsored a screening in Santa Barbara for an audience of more than 2,000 including representatives from many of the local schools.  For a list of public screenings in the next 10 days, see the list at the bottom of this newsletter.

Of note:

Vicki will be in the DC area on 1/11 at a screening in collaboration with ASCD.  She will be joined by executive director Dr. Gene Carter and Sean Slade, Director Healthy School Communities. As the preeminent organization for educational leadership, ASCD is dedicated to advancing best practices and policies in education.  The organization has 160,000 members in 148 countries including professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.

On January 12, Vicki heads to New York City for a screening at the 92nd Street Y where she will be interviewed by Dr. Gail Saltz following the film.  For those not familiar with NY, 92nd Street is a New York institution - a highly regarded venue for lectures, film presentations and performances right in the heart of the city.  

And speaking of interesting venues, Race to Nowhere will have a screening at the Jakarta International School in Indonesia on January 20th. This screening is a welcome addition to the growing list of foreign countries that have requested to view the film. Other international screenings coming up include Singapore, Calgary and Belfast. The interest in the issues raised by Race to Nowhere are universal and we plan on expanding our efforts to inform communities overseas of our existence and our mission.

Last, our new film site launched today.  Please take a moment to visit the site and share it with family and friends.  Later this week we will be launching the social action campaign site, a site dedicated to building community, providing resources, and supporting change at many levels.  Please note that these new sites may initially take a little more time than usual to load.

Stay tuned for updates and please… stay involved.