A night at the movies: Standing Up To Poverty

standing up to povertyOn Tuesday, July 7, more than 80 people gathered at NET’s community room in Lincoln to screen Standing Up To Poverty. This 30-minute filmed was created by Nebraska Loves Public Schools (NELovesPS.org) with a grant from the Sherwood Foundation. It had been shown the previous month on NET as an installment of the ground-breaking series, The State of Education in Nebraska.

Guests were greeted by Gary Targoff, NET’s Assistant, General Manager of Education, who introduced the film’s director and producer, Sally Barret Nellson. Barret Nellson introduced the film by sharing her intentions for making it and discussing all the partnerships that made its production possible.

standing up to poverty panel

At the end of the film, Dr. Marilyn Johnson-Farr moderated a panel discussion on the topic of poverty and its catastrophic effects on educational achievement. The panel included Eric Buchanan of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute, Principal Mindy Roberts of Lincoln’s Bryan Community High School, Oscar Rios Pohirieth.

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation supports children, young adults and families at risk with the overall goal of giving our state's most vulnerable kids what they need to reach their full potential. We do this by building strong communities that support families so their children can grow up to be thriving, productive adults.

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