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Screened on stations in San Francisco and Bay area, Los Angeles, and Detroit

more coming….

Sections of film being show at the KQED Teacher Town Hall

Laney College, Oakland, CA
March 12, 2012
5:00-8:00 pm

Young people throughout our country are dropping out of school in high numbers. Teachers are on the front lines of this national and local crisis. Bring your expertise and share what works for engaging and supporting urban youth at the American Graduate Teacher Town Hall, sponsored by KQED. This event is created by teachers and for teachers and will be moderated by NPR’s Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington.


Saturday, March 24, 11:15 – 12:45 Screening of Film and Speaker

Community Organizing and School Reform Conference. The conference, which takes place March 23rd and 24th, 2012, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will bring community organizers, education researchers, youth, educators, funders and other stakeholders together to discuss the contributions of community organizing to school improvement and equitable education policy.

Sustainable Greenville

January 31, 2012 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Warehouse Theatre, 37 Augusta St, Greenville

Join Greenville Forward as they bring you another thought-provoking conversation, meant to challenge, enlighten and inspire.

A grant from The Stuart Foundation will allow us to make a follow up film to the Oakland Story, focusing on high school transformation in the city

A Community Concern will now be part of Working Film’s Reel Education Collection!

See link at

Parents for Public Schools, 2011 Annual Conference, Houston, Texas: Film Excerpt

Event will take place on October 14th- 16th at the Marriott West Loop.

“20 years and counting…raising the parent voice to public education.” – Parents for Public Schools, Houston Chapter

Screening at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Boston, MA: Film Excerpt

Learn more about BCNC and view their monthly calender here.

University of Massachusetts, Boston: class screening: and workshop

“The students really learned a lot from the film.  It helped students understand the complexities and nuances of how to be adaptive leaders and create positive change in public education, especially for children and families who are being so egregiously under-served.” Dr. Winifred Hagan

Temple University, School of Social Work, classroom screening and discussion

Alliance For Educational Justice Annual Convening, screening and workshop, Chicago, Illinois

Free Minds, Free People Conference, Workshop and Tabling, Providence, RI

Communities for Public Education Reform (CPER) Annual Convening: Moving Hearts and Minds – Connecting Filmmaking and Organizing, Panel and Screening, Washington, D.C.

“The response from the education organizers in the room to these stories was incredible. They were energized and wanted to know more about where they could access great films like these.” – Anna Lee, Working Films

Education for Liberation Curriculum Fair and Citywide Summit, Screening, Workshop and Tabling, Philadelphia, PA

Paterson Education Fund‘s Graduating Every Paterson Child Conference, Screening and Discussion, Paterson, NJ

“It helped everyone, even the organizers, see the possibilities and challenges of the work more clearly. It will definitely help the organizing efforts in Paterson move forward.” – Irene Sterling, President, Patterson Education Fund

“I think A Community Concern sparked some rich conversations that will move folks into action.” – Rosie Grant, Program Director, Paterson Education Fund

Temple University, Project EDU’s “Education Matters Movie Series”, Screening and Discussion, Philadelphia, PA

Harvard School of Education, Screening and Discussion, Cambridge, MA

NYCoRE Second Annual Conference, Workshop, Screening and Tabling, New York, NY

WNET Celebration of Teaching and Learning, Tabling w. Long Island UniversityNew York, NY

The Dynamic Dialogue: Students as Co-Creators of Schools, Workshop and Screening, Durham, NC

San Francisco Film Society Presents A Community Concern as part of Screenings for Schools Program, San Francisco, CA

Oklahoma Sponsoring Committee hosts fundraiser screening and discussion at Taft Middle School, Oklahoma City, OK

“What a breath of fresh air! Quite a contrast to my experience at last month’s “Waiting for Superman” viewing where teacher- and public education-bashing seemed to be the focus.” Event Attendee

“It certainly did witness to the power of organization, training, research and thoughtful use of the democratic process to affect change.” – Event Attendee

Rutgers Newark: Lifting Newark Public Schools to the Top, Through Equity, Excellence and Justice Education Conference, Excerpt of film shown, Newark, NJ

The Enterprise CenterPhiladelphia Student Union, Parents in Action Council & Teacher Action Group, Screening and Discussion, Philadelphia, PA

Southeastern Alliance for Community Change Presents: A Community Concern, Screening, Wilmington, NC

Department of Education and Wellesley College Presents: A Community Concern, Screening and Discussion, Wellesley, MA

TAG Philly at Youth United for Change offices, Screening, Philadelphia, PA

EdD Program in Educational Leadership at California State University, Screening and Discussion, Los Angeles, CA

10th Annual Teaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair, Tabling, Chicago, IL

Total Community Action, Inc., Screening and Discussion, New Orleans, LA



Dean of Brooklyn College School of Education Presents: A Community Concern, Screening and Panel, Brooklyn, NY

“Thank you. One of the best films on education I have seen. I will make sure all my student teachers see this.”– Professor of Education, Brooklyn College

National Convening of Public Education Network (PEN) Organizations, Screening and Discussion, Washington DC

NYCoRE and CUNY Graduate School of Education Presents: A Community Concern, Screening and Discussion, New York, NY

“It was a great event!  It was definitely inspiring, eye opening, and all-around transforming for the students that came.  I think they’re fired up and ready to start organizing their school.” – Allison Manuel, Education Organizer

Grantmakers for Education Conference, Screening and Discussion, New Orleans, LA

Give Kids Good Schools Week, Screenings, nationwide

Bronx Youth Forum to End School Overcrowding, Convent House, NYC

Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, Screening, NYC

Communities for Excellent Public Schools Forum, Washington D.C.

LaGuardia Community College, Conference:Turning Dreams into Reality: The Power of Community Organizing, NYC

LaGuardia Conference

McNally Jackson Bookstore Presentation and Discussion, NYC

McNally Bookstore

McNally Bookstore

George Stoney’s Social Documentary Seminar, Screening and Discussion, New York University

Sistas and Brothas United Retreat Screening and Discussion, NYC

Oakland Community Organization at the Ascend School, CA
“Building on the history of successful school reform in Oakland, we invite you to join us for a viewing of this documentary “A Community Concern” followed by a discussion of how we carry this reform work to the next level in the midst of catastrophic budget cuts.” Ron Snyder, OCO Director

Harriet Tubman Center for Community Organizing, Detroit, Michigan
Screening for Young Organizers  “…totally inspiring in lots of ways” Bill O’Brien, Director

PICO National Education Conference, San Jose, California

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