Jen Randolph is SVP Director, Organizational Development – Director of Diversity at SaatchiNY. In the past, she’s written for H/H on our involvement in the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, as well as The Color of Conversation Panel we took part in last month.
As we come to the end of Black History Month, Life in Color is pleased to present a very special event in partnership with Digitas! At 6PM tonight, we welcome a handful of special guests for an exclusive screening of the multiple-award winning documentary Waiting for Superman (see the trailer above).
Directed by Davis Guggenheim, This ground breaking feature film provides an engaging and inspiring look at public education in the United States and has helped launch a movement to achieve a real and lasting change through the compelling stories of five unforgettable students. The film was the winner of the 2010 Audience award, U.S. Documentary: Sundance Film Festival and voted Best Documentary by the National Board of Review. If you didn’t see it in the theater, don’t miss this opportunity. It’s a film that will make you think, it will open your heart and we hope it will inspire you to take action.
To introduce the film, as well as to discuss its relevance to the future of the advertising industry, we’ve invited two special guests to the event.
- Dr. Adelaide Sanford is a Legendary Educator in New York. She’s had a massive impact on the lives of students at every level of New York City’s school system through her work in shaping educational policy.
- Michele Ebanks is the President Essence Communications. She leads the number one media and communications company dedicated to African-American women. The organization is comprised of diverse media and entertainment properties including ESSENCE magazine, and the internationally renowned Essence Music Festival, one of the largest entertainment events in the world.
Date: Today! Monday, February 28th
Location: Saatchi & Saatchi 16th floor Atrium and Boardroom
Reception begins at 6PM
Screening/Discussion begins 6:45 PM
To RSVP or ask questions please reach out via email.
The front page image is a still from one of the many classroom scenes in ‘Waiting for Superman”