Monday, February 16, 2009

The Foundry Theatre Presents Public Forum on NYC Public Schools

The Foundry Theatre (who just opened a show called Telephone at the Cherry Lane) are partnering with The Center for Place, Culture, and Politics and The Nation Institute to present a series of free public discussions about various topics of importance to the NYC community. The purpose of this series is "to nurture deeper engagement between the arts and social justice sectors to imagine and work toward a more just city (and world)." That's just to kind of extracurricular activity that we want folks to know about here on the Good News Theatre Blog.

Coming next for The Foundry and its partners is a discussion about NYC Public Schools. Here's the scoop, from their press release:
What is the future of our public schools -- the last remaining universal public good in the United States? As cities like New York increasingly operate as hubs for international finance and global media conglomerates, how are our children serving as their new and emerging markets?

Guests at this dialogue will include speakers from the Center for Immigrant Families (CIF), Daphne Farganis of the Hip Hop Theater Festival, journalist Deepa Fernandes, Edwin Mayorga from the New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE), and artists Nilaja Sun (No Child) and Una Aya Osato (Recess).

Saturday, February 21, 4-6PM
St. Mark's Church, Parish Hall, 131 E. 10th St. (@ 2nd Ave)
Spanish-English Interpretation and childcare provided
RSVP TO: INFO@THEFOUNDRYTHEATRE.ORG or call: 212-777-1444
RSVPs are required

Learn more about this project here: http://thefoundrytheatre.org/html/forums.html

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