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American Promise Goes to the United Nations

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Joe Brewster, Miles Brewster and Michèle Stephenson at the 25th Session of Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

This March, American Promise filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson were invited by the Ariel Foundation International to attend the 25th Session of Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, where they participated in a panel on “The Right to Education.” The session featured clips from the film, followed by a discussion on the educational experiences of African American boys, and the impact of implicit bias on the right to equal education for marginalized groups everywhere.

Read about the filmmakers’ trip to the United Nations in their blog post for the Open Society Foundation here: Keeping a Promise to Black Boys in America

For more photos from the event, visit the American Promise Facebook page.

POV Staff
POV Staff
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