Khaula Malik a graduate film student from NYC will be shooting my thesis film in San Antonio next month (October 9-13th) and is looking to cast two children (ages 10-14, Male or Female).
Rosa, 60 y/o Latina, has waited ten years for her daughter, Esperanza, to be released from incarceration. The extended families’ unexpected Welcome Home party crashes the mother/daughter reunion but the families’ joyous celebration also comes crashing to an end as Rosa realizes that Esperanza is not the daughter she remembers. In order to move forward, Rosa and the family must accept that Esperanza isn’t the only one that’s been changed. This film is an intimate look at the difficult transition of bringing a loved one home from long-term incarceration.
Two Young Children:
Latino, ages 10-14, Naive. These kids are part of Rosa’s extended family. When they arrive at Rosa’shouse with their famileis they have no idea who Esperanza is (they weren’t born, when we went to prison), but they’ve heard about her. They’re excited to connect with an older and “cool” cousin. When they notice her ankle bracelet, they think it’s a sign of being cool, but Rosa shatters that perspective quickly.
Celebrate your right to read! Red Balloon is hosting a Banned Books Storytime in honor of Banned Books Week. We’ll be reading a selection of our favorite picture books that have been challenged or banned in public and school libraries throughout the United States. We’ll let you know what the objections to the book were that led to the challenge. Decide for yourself if you can handle this subversive storytime. All are welcome, though it will be best appreciated by readers ages 3 and up.
To get an idea about the kinds of books we’ll be reading, take a look at some of these highly controversial titles.
October 31 Join Us for a festival of fun!
October 23rd Join Us as we prater with Clay Casa for a colorful day of Painting!
Mckenna Children’s Museum.
Get your pillows & blankets and bring the entire family to family movie night! Doors open at 5:00 pm.
McKenna Children’s Museum.
Join Us on October 10th For a Morning & Afternoon Snack!
Pumpkin Pie Tarts at 11:00 am & 3:00pm. Free with admission
Mckenna Children’s Museum
Friday, 10/6 at 11:00am
Wear your silliest hat and join us for some Mad hatter fun! We’ll enjoy fun activities, and games, and some yummy Iced Tea.On Reservation Required. Free with admission.
Looking for resources to help your students understand the impact of the terrorist attacks on September 11, or learn about current events like DACA, the debt limit, or Federal aid for hurricane victims? Below you’ll find links to timely clips and other recently created content.
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On This Day in History: September 11, 2001 (11 Clips)
Marking the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, C-SPAN Classroom has aggregated a number of resources, including oral history and testimonial videos, to help your students learn more about the day and the aftermath of the attacks.
- WUSA News Coverage from the morning of September 11, 2001 (5 mins)
- Presidential Statement from the morning of September 11, 2001 (2 mins)
- President Bush, September 11, and Critical Decisions (3 mins)
- Photographer Doug Mills on Traveling with the President on September 11 (4 mins)
- Vice President Dick Cheney on September 11 (2 mins)
- NY State Museum’s September 11, 2001 Exhibit (6 mins)
- Condoleezza Rice on September 11 (2 mins)
- New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on September 11 (4 mins)
- New York City Resident’s Witness Account (8 mins)
- President Obama’s Remarks at the Pentagon Remembrance Ceremony (7 mins)
Current Event Resources
- Video Clip: President Trump and Dem. Leaders Strike Debt Limit Deal (2:22)
- Video Clip: Federal Aid for Victims of Hurricane Harvey (2:38)
- Video Clip: North Korea Claims Successful Hydrogen Bomb Test (5:32)
- Bell Ringer: What is DACA? (3:57)
Additional New and Featured Resources:
- Bell Ringer: Principles and Foundations of the U.S. Government (2:05)
- Bell Ringer: The Northwest Territory (4:12)
- Bell Ringer: The Compromise of 1850 (6:18)
- Video Clip: History of the Ku Klux Klan (7:34)
- Lesson Plan: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (10 Clips)
- On This Day: September 14th, 1814 – The Star-Spangled Banner (5 Clips)
In this deliberation, students will have the opportunity to explore recent court cases and situations in the US that have brought this topic to the forefront of American political debate. Students will explore the context for these court decisions, assess the impact of those decision on subsequent instances of hate speech, and attempt to determine where they believe the line should be drawn between unprotected and protected speech when that speech is hateful in nature.
Additional Recent Deliberations:
- Are Sanctuary Cities Justified or Should Local Jurisdictions Assist Federal Immigration Enforcement Efforts?
- Should There be Term Limits for Members of Congress?
- What is “Fake News” and How Does It Impact Our Lives?
- To What Extent Should Presidential War Powers Be Limited by Congress and the War Powers Act?
Craig McAndrew, Pam McGorry, and Tom Grane
C-SPAN’s Education team