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Thursday, October 17 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Clips and Conversation with "America to Me"

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On the second evening of the conference, Thursday, Oct. 17, from 4:30-6 p.m., don't miss Clips and Conversation with America to Me, a 10-part documentary series that presents an exclusive look into an academic year at suburban Chicago's Oak Park and River Forest High School. Students, teachers and administrators from one of the country's highest performing and diverse public schools are profiled in the face of decades-old racial and educational inequities. The series delves into the experiences of the racially diverse student population, sparking conversations about what has and has not succeeded in the quest to achieve racial equity and overcome bias in education.
During the session, we'll watch several clips and have a conversation with a panel about the role giving families can play in shifting the narrative around race issues. We'll also explore how to create a film campaign that mirrors the fundamentals of issue campaigning, and the role that independent filmmakers can play in fostering greater understanding of pressing social issues.

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Steve James

Director of "America to Me"
Steve James' affiliation with Kartemquin began in 1987 with the start of production of Hoop Dreams, for which he served as director, producer, and co-editor. He has since then become one of the most acclaimed documentary makers of his generation, with noted works being Stevie, The New Americans, The War Tapes, At the Death House Door, The Interrupters, Life Itself, and most... Read More →
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Jane M. Saks

President and Artistic Director, Project&
Jane M. Saks is the Founding President and Artistic Director of Project&, a new arts entity focused on cultural production with social impact. She is a cultural alchemist, arts advocate, creative collaborator and producer, as well as a writer and educator. She strives to challenge... Read More →
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Vincent Stehle

Executive Director, Media Impact Funders
Vincent Stehle is the executive director of Media Impact Funders. Before joining Media Impact Funders in 2011 as executive director, Vince was program director for Nonprofit Sector Support at the Surdna Foundation, a family foundation based in New York City. He also served as a media... Read More →

Thursday October 17, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611