Tuesday, April 4, 2017
5:30 – 8:00 pm, USU Ballroom
Precious Knowledge tells the story of students and faculty who fight against calls to eliminate the Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School. Tucson High’s Mexican American Studies Program was a national model of educational success, with 100 percent of enrolled students graduating from high school and 85 percent going on to attend college. The filmmakers spent an entire year in the classroom filming the social-justice curriculum and documenting the transformative impact on students. The program was eliminated in 2012, but the issues and themes addressed in this film have renewed importance and resonance today. A panel discussion will follow the film. You can watch the film’s trailer here: http://www.preciousknowledgefilm.com/.
Co-sponsors: CHABSS Diversity Working Group and the Ethnic Studies Program