Precious Knowledge Documentary 3/19 (E)

When: March 19, 6-8

Where: Carole Weinstein International Center Commons

From OIE:

The documentary Precious Knowledge interweaves the stories of students in the Mexican
American Studies Program at Tucson High School. While 48 percent of Mexican American
students currently drop out of high school, Tucson High’s Mexican American Studies
Program has become a national model of education success, with on average, 93 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 this innovative social justice
curriculum, documenting the transformative impact on students who become engaged.
informed, and active in the their communities.
Precious Knowledge is timely as the nation turns its focus toward a wave of anti-immigration
legislation in Arizona, with other states planning to follow suit. Along with their harsh anti·
immigrant stance, Arizona lawmakers recently passed a bill giving unilateral power to the
State Superintendent 10 abolish Elhnic Studies classes. Precious Knowledge provides an
insider’s perspective to a historic battle over civil rights as the student leaders in Tucson High
fight to save their classes, Contact Laz Lima for more information: llima@richmond.edu

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