Date(s) - 21 Mar 2017
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Tested, a new documentary by filmmaker Curtis Chin, explores the question of access to a high-quality public education, taking on such issues as affirmative action and the model-minority myth. The film follows a dozen families in New York City from different racial, socio-economic and religious backgrounds as they prepare to pass the grueling standardized test to get into one of the city’s best high schools. It highlights how extreme the gaps in opportunity are for minority groups. Curtis Chin is a writer, producer and community activist and is currently a visiting scholar at New York University. Filmmaker Curtis Chin will provide brief opening comments and lead a discussion immediately following the 70-min documentary.