Upper Arlington City Schools News Article

UA Schools to host community screenings, discussions of “America to Me” series

Upper Arlington Schools is proud to be the first school district in Ohio to host community screenings and discussions for "America to Me," a 10-part documentary series filmed at Oak Park and River Forest High School in suburban Chicago.

"America to Me" offers an in-depth look at the effects of race, equity, culture and privilege on educational opportunities in a well-resourced suburban community.

Through this opportunity, we hope to encourage the important discussions in our community that are directly tied to our district's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in our new 2019-2022 strategic plan.

We will offer weekly screenings and facilitated discussions of the first five episodes on the following dates:
  • Monday, October 21
  • Monday, October 28
  • Monday, November 4
  • Tuesday, November 12
  • Monday, November 18

We will continue with the final five episodes in the new year on the following dates:

  • Monday, January 13
  • Tuesday, January 21
  • Tuesday, January 28
  • Monday, February 3
  • Monday, February 10

All screenings will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Hastings Middle School auditorium, 1850 Hastings Lane. A facilitated discussion will follow each screening at approximately 7:30 p.m.

We invite parents/guardians, high school students and community members to join us for any or all of this free 10-part series. Please note that the content and language of these episodes is not geared for younger audiences. These screenings are not recommended for students younger than high school age.

For episode descriptions, please see the attached flyer.

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