Teachers College, Columbia University’s Campaign for Educational Equity, in collaboration with the Epic Theatre Ensemble, is presenting 10467, an original, educational equity-themed play written and performed by high school students.
The events takes place on Wednesday, March 23, 5:30-8:00 pm, at the College’s Joyce B. Cowin Center Auditorium (Broadway bet. 120th & 121st Sts.), Harlem, New York.
Over the past two summers, the Campaign’s researchers, working closely with Epic’s professional theatre artists, mentored over two dozen high school students in studying educational rights under New York State law. The students then applied their newfound understanding, day-to-day experiences and creativity to develop original theatrical performances.
Co-sponsored by the Teachers College Vice President’s Diversity and Community Initiatives Grant Fund, 10467 asks the audience, “Why do we stand down when we should stand up in the battle against educational injustice?” This event also includes an interactive, intergenerational discussion about students’ educational rights and the role of young people–the stakeholder group directly affected by educational inequities and rights violations–in advocacy and activism toward true educational equity.
The event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, but seating is limited. RSVP to attend at www.bit.ly/eduequityplay
WEDNESDAY MARCH 23, 2016, 5:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
5:30 P.M. – 6:15 P.M. – CHECK IN/LIGHT REFRESHMENTS;
KNOW YOUR EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS LEARNING STATIONS
6:15 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. – PERFORMANCE OF 10467
7:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. – INTERGENERATIONAL COMMUNITY DISCUSSION: YOUTH
ACTIVISISM IN EDUCATION FREE; RSVP ATwww.bit.ly/eduequityplay
TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, JOYCE B. COWIN CENTER AUDITORIUM, (ENTER ON BROADWAY BETWEEN 120TH AND 121ST STREETS, NY, NY