Monday, April 22, 2019

Cinestudio to Screen Unlikely documentary

Gillian Reinhard ’20

Editor-in-Chief

According to a press release from the Trinity College Office of Communications, a screening of the documentary Unlikely written, directed, and produced by former admissions officer at Columbia University Jaye Fenderson. The documentary focuses on the lives of five college drop-outs trying to complete their degrees. The documentary highlights inequality and systemic barriers students face in their pursuit of both a degree and a career and explores these issues in Akron, Atlanta, Boston, and Los Angeles.

As the press release noted, the documentary features president of the University of Maryland Freeman Hrabowski, executive director of the University Innovation Alliance Bridget Burns, NBA basketball player LeBron James, and CEO of Year Up Gerald Chertavian.

The screening of Unlikely and panel discussion to follow at Trinity College are cosponsored by the Office of the President and the Educational Studies Program. The screening will take place on Feb. 6 at 7:00 p.m. in Cinestudio. As indicated in the press release, the panel will be moderated by director of Urban Educational Initiatives Robert Cotto, Jr, co-executive director of Hartford Youth Scholars Roxanna Booth Miller, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success Angel Pérez and president of Hartford Promise Richard Sugarman.

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