Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself) examines racial, economic and class issues in contemporary American education in the multi-part unscripted documentary series America to Me. This series spends an academic year at Chicagoland's Oak Park and River Forest High School. Reflecting on Langston Hughes’s prophetic poem, “Let America Be America Again,” America to Me looks at the complexities of race, identity, privilege, and education through the eyes of a diverse group of young people. Join us as we watch and discuss one of the America to Me episodes. Screening will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Ashley N. Leonard; Executive Director, Spark Program. (full bio here)
Welcome to the Community Space @ LSPC! Our hope is to provide a place where we can all gather to seek the good of the neighborhood and Chicago through listening to one another, learning together and generous discussion.
We will be partnering with various community groups to provide a broad mix of lively and informative programming such as film screenings, educational talks, book discussions and more. These events are free and open to the public. Please join us for one of our upcoming events!
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