Raising of America Screening & Discussion

Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Tickets are $6 and include reception, screening and discussion

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You’re invited to a special screening of “The Raising of America”, a six-part documentary series that will examine the importance of early childhood development – for families and the future of our communities.

This screening of Once Upon a Time: When Childcare for All Wasn’t Just a Fairytale is one episode of this series.

Just imagine how things might be different if for the past four decades all American children had access to high-quality early care and education. Today’s seemingly ‘you’re-on-your-own’ for early childhood care and education can be traced to a 1971 bill that Congress tried to pass, and President Nixon vetoed that would have provided high-quality, universal childcare, home visiting and other services from birth to age five to every family. The veto marked a critical inflection point from our path towards a more inclusive nation to today’s ‘you’re-on-your-own’ society.

Moderated by Dennis McCuistion with panelist Felicitas Cadena and Charles Glover

6:00 – 6:30 pm Reception

6:30 – 7:15 pm Screening

7:15 – 7:45 pm Discussion

Change the Conversation. It’s Easier thank You Think.

The project is a joint partnership with the Texas Association for Infant Mental Health (TAIMH), United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Commit! Partnership, and TEDxSMU to continue to translate the current attention on Early Childhood into meaningful dialogue and action.

Proudly sponsored by University of Texas at Dallas Center for Children and Families