Meet the Producer and Private Screening
at the 2019 Policy Forum
RAPSA is excited to offer a unique experience to attendees at our November Policy Forum. Join us in welcoming Dawn Valadez a filmmaker and activist who produced the award-winning documentary, THE PUSHOUTS. The film tells the story of the one-in-three Latino and Black students nationally who do not graduate, are pushed into low-paying jobs, and - too often – the criminal justice and mass incarceration systems.
Valdez will be providing a private screening of her film “The Pushouts” to close the Policy Forum on Friday, November 15 and will answer questions about what the movie means and how you can use it in your communities to tell the stories of at-promise students and help bring focus to our work.
She has been selected for residencies and fellows programs including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Producer's Academy, two time recipient at the BAVC Media Makers Fellowship, two time fellow at NALIP's Latino Producers Academy and Media Market, the Sundance Institute*Skoll Foundation Stories of Change Lab, and the Women of Color Filmmakers' Artist Residency Center.
Meet the Producer
Plan on staying until the end of the conference. You don’t want to miss the film or the conversation with Dawn Valadez. THE PUSHOUTS captures the story of your students with an unusual degree of hope and inspiration, systemic critique, and aesthetic nuance.
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