America's Promise - A Ro*co Films Production (Private Screening Sponsored By Heaven's Treasures)

A Parents-Only Film Screening Fundraiser Featuring American Promise
(a Ro*co Films Production)

Payne Memorial AME Church -- a 119 year old facility located in Jessup, Maryland -- engages in a number of community outreach activities. As we prepare to start a new school year, Payne's Drama Ministry will sponsor a parents-only Film Screening Fundraiser.

"Masterfully told with pointy precision, [the film] AMERICAN PROMISE spans 12 years in the lives of two middle class black families as they navigate their family experience when they choose to send their two young sons to a prestigious Manhattan private school.  With a sharp and merciless camera, filmmakers/ parents Joe and Michele intimately document the struggles as these talented boys deal with stereotypes and identity issues, while their parents juggle high expectations against the social and cultural obstacles their sons face. Convinced that education is the key to success in the 21st century, these families make enormous sacrifices for an elite education. But will the rewards be there? AMERICAN PROMISE ultimately confronts the question."

The objective is that this screening will prove to be a wonderful vehicle to elevate parents' thinking about today's school experience and what children face to achieve the excellence parents insist upon.

RSVP Drama Ministry Chair, De Hawkins-Wright -

Venue Location:  GPS latitude/longitude:  39.14632,-76.769577 to arrive at Jessup Improvement Association - 2920 Jessup Road - Jessup, MD 20794

August 23, 2014 at 5pm - 8pm
Jessup Improvement Association
2920 Jessup Rd
Jessup, MD 20794
United States
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Deborah Hawkins-Wright
$15.00 USD

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canceled rsvp 2014-02-25 13:45:47 -0800
rsvped 2014-02-25 13:26:40 -0800