'Crenshaw' Film Screening: Challenging Deasy's Unilateralism on the Streets

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“Crenshaw” documents educators, students, parents and community building a model of school improvement—the Extended Learning Cultural Model. The film also covers Superintendent Deasy’s reconstitution of Crenshaw High and the strong community movement against it.

  • What: Screening of the short film, “Crenshaw”— followed by a panel discussion
  • When: 5pm, Tuesday, August 26, 2014
  • Where: UTLA, 3303 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd floor auditorium, LA, 90010
  • Who: Community members, educators and media are invited to this important event          

On September 8th, UTLA’s case against the superintendent for targeting union activists in his reconstitution of the school will go to trial before PERB (Public Employment Relations Board).

UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl, who taught at Crenshaw and is one of the teachers forced out of the school when it was reconstituted, will be part of a panel discussion following the screening.

Other panelists include filmmaker Lena Jackson, former Crenshaw teacher and Chapter Chair Cathy Garcia, Crenshaw student and community organizer Tauheedah Shakur, and Crenshaw parent Nidia Sotelo-Fuentes. 

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