“Backpack Full of Cash” film about privatization of schools

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    When:
    January 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    2018-01-23T19:30:00-07:00
    2018-01-23T21:30:00-07:00
    Where:
    Loft Cinema
    3233 E Speedway Blvd
    Tucson, AZ 85716
    USA

    Backpack Full of Cash

     

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 23 AT 7:30PM | REGULAR ADMISSION PRICES

    Featuring a post-film panel discussion with local experts, details TBA!

    Thanks to our community partners for this screening: Voices for Education and Save Our Schools Arizona.

    Narrated by Matt Damon, this feature-length documentary explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children. Filmed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville and other cities, it takes viewers through the tumultuous 2013-14 school year, exposing the world of education “reform” where public education – starved of resources- hangs in the balance. ​ (Dir. by Sarah Mondale, 2016, USA, 93 mins., Not Rated

    Backpack Full of Cash

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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