International Black Film Festival of Nashville Screening

ibffn_logo_categoryInternational Black Film Festival of Nashville
Meharry Medical College/Cal Turner Family Event
October 2, 3:30-5:30

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Screening at the 10th Annual SOURCES Conference

sources-logo-620x360-300x200The Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence will host the 10th Annual Sources of Urban Educational Excellence Conference. The theme of the conference is Reconstructing the Narrative: Stories of Change, Equity, and Promise in Urban Education. I’m honored that they have decided to screen The E-Word as part of the pre-conference events on Friday, May 1 at 7:00pm in GSU’s speaker’s auditorium.

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fmgI am happy to announce that the E-Word will be distributed by Films Media Group. This is quite an honor as their catalogue contains some important and impressive titles. I want to thank Randi Cecchine for her incredible patience, feedback and encouragement. I do not yet have a release date but I will keep everyone posted.


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In Gratitude to Nabeehah Shakir

I interviewed Nabeehah Shakir on March 1, 2012. I was in the early stages of interviews for The E-Word and was excited to have the opportunity to speak with someone that was “on the ground” when the Resolution was adopted. Our interview lasted for nearly two hours. If I had been more prepared, it would have lasted much longer. She is an institution in Oakland and beyond. This Resolution of the Oakland Alliance of Black Educators attests to her longstanding service. Her steadfast commitment to the Standard English Proficiency (SEP) Program and its legacy endured until her recent passing. I found a clip that only partially captures her devotion to the education of all students.



Her enthusiasm and passion for education continues to inspire me. Nabeehah’s memory should continue to inspire us all.

Thank you Nabeehah.

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