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WETA and The Community Foundation Join Forces to Preview "180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School"

WHAT:

Members of the press are invited to a special preview of the film, 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School, produced by the National Black Programming Consortium, part of the CPB initiative “American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen.” The evening includes a highlight screening followed by discussion. Tickets are required for admission. Please RSVP to Craig Henderson in advance (703-998-2086 or chenderson@weta.org).

The Community Foundation for the National Capitol Region and WETA are co-sponsors of the event.

WHO:

Panelists include Jacquie Jones, Executive Director, National Black Programming Consortium and Executive Producer, 180 Days; John Davis, Chief of Schools, District of Columbia Public Schools; DCPS High School Students; and moderator Kavitha Cardoza, Special Correspondent, WAMU-FM

Hosted by Terri Lee Freeman, President, The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region; Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President & CEO WETA, Patricia de Stacy Harrison,  President & CEO, Corporation for Public Broadcasting

WHEN:          

Tuesday, March 19      

6:15 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. program

WHERE:        

FHI 360 Conference Center Globe Theater

1927 Florida Ave, NW

Washington, D.C. 20009

ABOUT 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School:

A two-part documentary film, framed by complex and layered national and local politics, presents an intimate portrait of life for the first graduating class of Washington Metropolitan High School (DC Met), a public high school serving at-risk students in the District of Columbia. Funding for 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting — American Graduate Initiative; D&I Fund and The Ford Foundation. WETA, the leading public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital, premieres the documentary on Monday & Tuesday, March 25-26 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD.

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