No Small Matter Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Aug 10, 2019 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

As a part of Unity Days Cville 2019, Teachstone and the Curry School's Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning are co-sponsoring a screening of the 70-minute film, No Small Matter, on August 10 at 1:30 p.m. The film explores the struggle that parents nationwide have in finding quality early childhood care and education—and the role that access has in improving equity in our communities.

After the screening, we’ll host a panel discussion featuring local community members and organizations who are working to close the opportunity gap in early childhood education in Charlottesville. We’ll open up a conversation to learn about attendees’ experiences with the local educational system and brainstorm ways citizens can become advocates of educational equity.

Panelists include:

  • Mary Coleman, Interim Executive Director, City of Promise
  • Gail Esterman, Director of Early Learning, ReadyKids
  • Amanda Williford, Research Associate Professor, Curry School of Ed. at UVA
  • Melissa Carter, Head Start Director, MACAA

The film will start at 1:30. Arrive early to grab a free popcorn and find your seat!


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Vinegar Hill Theatre

220 West Market Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902