America to Me
Can a Chicago high school change the conversation about race? From Academy Award nominated director Steve James comes America to Me on STARZ.
The Partnership for the Future of Learning partnered with America to Me on its release as part of our efforts to change the dominant narrative surrounding public education and to highlight the ways in which students of color are uniquely affected by the complicated history and reality of our current education system,
America to Me is a 10-part docu-series directed by Academy-Award nominated Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself, The Interrupters). The series follows a year in the life of students, teachers, and administrators at Oak Park and River Forest High School just blocks from Chicago. The series deals with issues of race and privilege within a well-resourced, racially integrated public high school.
Racial justice issues are a shared responsibility that we must take collective action to advance, and there are shared consequences if we don’t. America to Me is a tale about race and education, as well as a story about history and humanity.
- Find out what students thought about the series in this NYTimes article
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