The Race to Nowhere
“Race to Nowhere” is a call to families, educators, experts and policy makers to examine current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens in the 21st century.
Among many others, “Race to Nowhere” features Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and The Blessing of a B Minus, Denise Pope, author of Doing School, and Sara Bennett, author of The Case Against Homework. Appropriate for teens and adults.
Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 7:00-10:00 pm
JCC Benderson Theatre
FREE Event – Reservations required, RSVP to Katie Wzontek at 204-2084.
Panel discussion following the film
Panelists include Gale Burstein, Erie County Health Commissioner, Renée Fearon, LCSW, David Gordon, MSW, and Robin Raphael, school psychologist.
A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the culture of hollow achievement and pressure to perform that has invaded America’s schools.
Co-Sponsored by Jewish Family Service, Kadimah School of Buffalo, and Ellen and Steve Weiss.