Fri, Feb 17|
June Key Delta Community Center
Let the Little Light Shine Screening
When a thriving, top-ranked African American elementary school is threatened to be replaced by a new high school favoring the community's wealthier residents, parents, students and educators fight for the elementary school's survival.
Time & Location
Feb 17, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
June Key Delta Community Center, 5940 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217, USA
About the Event
As part of our Black History Month Celebration, ORABSE is hosting a screening of the Film, "Let the Little Light Shine," directed by Kevin Shaw.
If you grew up in the Black Church as so many of us did, you may have heard the saying, “Don’t hide your light under a bushel.” There was a song that children learned….”This little light of mine; I’m going to let it shine.” Well…ORABSE member who attended the 50th National Alliance of Black School Educators conference in late November witnessed a powerful rendering of the song and how it illuminated determination to unite a school community of educators, children, their families, and their neighborhoods. Faced with the disruption of their education by a city decree to shut down their school which was declared sub-par. Upon investigation, it was determined that the newly re-gentrified neighborhood was prepared to re-open the school as an education center for their children. Outraged, the community organized and decided to fight the closing of their dearly loved space.
"When a thriving, top-ranked African American elementary school is threatened to be replaced by a new high school favoring the community's wealthier residents, parents, students and educators fight for the elementary school's survival."
Refreshments will be served at 5:30, and the screening will begin at 6PM, followed by a Q&A.
Click Here to visit the film webite and watch the trailer.