Events • See MC/Sí, MC • "First Generation" Film

fgtcFIRST GENERATION will be screened from 9:00 - 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 12th, in the Carrasco Room of Scharbauer Student Center, as a pre-event to "See MC/Sí, MC."

Hosted by Youth & Government Student Organization at Early College High School @ MC

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Cecilia Lopez, who stars in the documentary, is slated to attend the screening.

 flier for the April 12 screening of "First Generation" at MC
(in downloadable, printable Adobe .pdf format)

Narrated by Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, FIRST GENERATION tells the story of four high school students - an inner city athlete, a small town waitress, a Samoan warrior dancer, and the daughter of migrant field workers - who set out to break the cycle of poverty and bring hope to their families and communities by pursuing a college education.

Shot over the course of three years and featuring some of our nation's top educational experts (Richard Kahlenberg, The Century Foundation; J.B. Schramm, College Summit; Dr. Bill Tierney, University of Southern California), this 95-minute documentary explores the problem of college access faced by first generation and low-income students and how their success has major implications for the future of our nation.

 more information about the film at the official "First Generation Documentary" website

 

 


footer seemcMidland College is dedicated to encouraging higher education participation by first generation to college families through events such as See MC/Sí, MC.

For more event information, please contact:
Alfredo Chaparro
(432) 559-1372
achaparro@midland.edu