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Film Screening Event: Rich Hill: Three Boys in Small Town America


On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, the Economic Policy Institute, the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education, and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, will present a film screening event exploring the impact of child, family, and concentrated poverty on school and community well-being. The Sundance award-winning documentary tracks a year in the lives of three youth and their families in a small Missouri town. Their struggles illustrate the challenges of housing instability, food insecurity, and stresses related to living in poverty that students like them across the country bring to school every day.

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), who represents the town of Rich Hill, will introduce the film. Superintendent Thomas Brewster, of Pulaski County Public Schools in Virginia, will describe his district’s challenges and how they address them. Civil rights scholar Peter Edelman will explore how poverty-school intersections impede learning. Picture Motion Principal Heidi Nel will explain plans for the film’s further dissemination and use.

What:  Film screening: Rich Hill: Three Boys in Small Town America

Who:  U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzier (R-Mo.)
Thomas Brewster, Superintendent, Pulaski County Public Schools, Virginia
Peter Edelman, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School; Faculty Director, Center on Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy
Heidi Nel, Principal, Picture Motion 

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 / 2:30 (ET)

Where: Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Room LJ 162 (Members Room)

RSVP: Email Elaine Weiss at


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