DC Public Schools Interim Chancellor Alexander and American University School of Education Dean Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy will host a film screening and panel discussion of Rosenwald: The Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities. This powerful documentary tells the life story of Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish businessman and philanthropist who partnered with Booker T. Washington to build more than 5,500 schools that served African-American children in the south from 1915 – 1952. Many Washingtonians know the impact of these schools on the lives of their parents and grandparents and the larger African-American community.
The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion that will feature:
- Amanda Alexander, Interim Chancellor of DC Public Schools
- Stephanie Deutsch, Author of You Need a Schoolhouse
- Rev. Thomas L. Bowen, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Religious Affairs
- Andrew Klingenstein, Education philanthropist
- Aviva Kempner, Rosenwald Film Director
- Debbi Jarvis, Former Vice President of Corporate Relations at Pepco
A catered reception will precede the film screening and panel discussion. Free parking garage access is available after 5 p.m. Please RSVP to attend and contact [email protected] with questions.
When: Tue Jul. 24
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Address: 4801 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington DC,US 20016
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