Location:Redmond campus, Building 3, Room 306
Date/Time:Wednesday, 10/18/2017 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Filmmaker Adam Fenderson’s new documentary “First Generation” explores the
journey of four different high school students hoping to become the first
members of their family to attend college.
Specifically interesting for VOXXI readers is the story of Cecilia, a first-generation U.S. citizen and daughter of Mexican migrant field workers who faces
an uncertain future filled with societal hurdles and educational barriers that
threaten to keep her from realizing her dream of going to college. Fenderson told VOXXI that Cecilia’s journey, one of four high school students
spotlighted in the 95-minute feature (narrated by Blair Underwood), not only
resonated with him but has inspired countless others who have viewed the film.
Free and open to the public. Discussion to follow. Snacks provided.