YWCA "STAND AGAINST RACISM" Event
Notes from the Field by Anna Deveare Smith
Tuesday, April 10, 5:30 - 7:30
UNC Asheville Grotto in the Highsmith Student Union
This HBO movie is adapted by the Off Broadway staging of Anna Deveare Smith's "Notes from the Field". Drawn from 200 interviews of students, teachers, administrators, and inmates, this the story of how the "school-to-prison pipeline" is experienced by real people. The movie is 90 minutes long and will be followed by a 30 minute discussion.
Of the project, Smith shares "We must do the work required to make our democracy robust. While I did research in my broken-down boarded-up hometown, Baltimore, I met a charismatic, articulate man in his late twenties. He had spent a lot of his young adulthood in prison, where he developed a rich vocabulary by studying the dictionary from beginning to end, and back again. With passion he said: “We can’t wait for the leaders to make it better. We have to make it better.”
This event is hosted by:
The Office of Community Engagement, NC Center for Health and Wellness, and Center of Diversity Education