October 16 Film "Backpack Full of Cash"


J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young Street (1st Floor Auditorium)
Dallas Texas 75201
Texas US
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm


Join CitySquare's External Affairs Office as it presents a free screening

  • When: Thursday, October 16th, 2018
  • Where: J. Erik Jonsson Central Library (1st Floor Auditorium)
  • 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201
  • Time: 6:00-7:45pm

About the Film:

BACKPACK FULL OF CASH is a cautionary tale about how, in cities like Philadelphia, privatization and funding cuts have had a devastating impact on public schools, and the most vulnerable children who rely on them. The film also showcases a model for improving schools – a well-resourced public school system in Union City, New Jersey, where poor kids are getting a high quality education without charters or vouchers.

BACKPACK features genuine heroes like the principals, teachers, activists, parents and most hearteningly, students who are fighting for their education. Education writer David Kirp, former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch, and policy expert Linda Darling Hammond are among the national thought leaders who provide analysis in the film. BACKPACK builds a case for public education as a basic civil right.

Join us for a viewing of this phenomenal film, followed by information on how you can make a difference in education reform locally.
View the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/286418000

This event is free! Registration is strongly encouraged.

For more information, please contact Ashley Postell-Wilson at publicpolicy [at] citysquare.org or call (214) 303-2166.