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Fresh Friday Films Screening of “Southeast 67”
July 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFREE
Come enjoy an evening with your neighbors from near and far when Fresh Friday Films brings you Southeast 67 Meet, watch, discuss, and enjoy refreshments provided by local businesses. This is a free event but donations are welcome to help offset the cost of production.
The story begins in the late 1980’s. Devastated by the arrival of crack cocaine, Washington DC was our nation’s “Murder Capital.” Growing up in the epicenter of this violence- in southeast DC- 67 rising seventh graders attending one of the worst schools in the nation were promised college scholarships by area businessman Stewart Bainum through the I Have a Dream program. It was a simple pemise- graduate from high school and receive a college scholarship.
The Dreamers are now forty years old. Their journeys over twenty years- marked by both triumphs and heartbreak- offer an unprecedented look at the challenges facing kids growing up in poverty, and the role of caring relationships in determining the ultimate trajectory of our lives. It’s a window into many of the issues that continue to plague our inner cities.It is an opportunity to thoughtfully begin to address potential solutions.
Tickets are free, but donations are accepted.