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Friday, February 3, 2017

SU Screens 'The Lottery' Screening Wednesday, February 22

The Lottery Movie PosterSALISBURY, MD---What if education was not a right, but a sweepstakes prize? For some students, it can be.

Salisbury University’s African American History Month series continues with a screening of director Madeleine Sacker’s 2010 documentary The Lottery 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, in Fulton Hall Room 111. A discussion follows.

The film chronicles the efforts of four families in Harlem to win admission to Harlem Success Academy, one of the best schools in New York, by entering a lottery. The documentary underscores the debate surrounding education reform — including charter school opposition from teachers’ unions and a fight for building space — while making the case that any child can succeed.

The Lottery was a 2010 Tribeca Film Festival selection. The New York Daily News called the film “a powerful documentary.” The Wall Street Journal hailed it as “explosive.”

Sponsored by the SU African American History Month Committee, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-548-4503 or visit the SU website at www.salisbury.edu


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