The National Liberty Museum presents a FREE screening of the Indie Lens Pop-Up Film “The Bad Kids ” by Lou Pepe and Keth Fulton. It’s the story of Black Rock Continuation High School, an alternative school for students at risk of dropping out, located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community. The extraordinary educators at this school believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give under-served students command of their own futures.This coming-of-age story watches education combat the crippling effects of poverty in the lives of these so-called “bad kids.”
Learn more about “The Bad Kids” here.
Join us after the film for a stimulating discussion led by a distinguished panel:
• Dr. Laverne Adams, Executive Director, Women Of Tomorrow Philadelphia
• Dr. Sean W. Gardiner, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Upper Merion Area School District
• Jody Greenblatt, Esq., Deputy Chief, School Climate and Safety, The School District of Philadelphia
• Maura McInerney, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, Education Law Center
• Roberta Trombetta, Esq., President & CEO, C.B. Community Schools
NOTE: VIP Receptions will precede all screenings in this film series. Museum MEMBERS are invited to attend these receptions for FREE. To become a member now, click here.
All new and current members can RSVP for the VIP Reception by contacting Bridget Purcell at email@example.com or 215-925-2800, x136.
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Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series, Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.