School of Human Ecology to screen award-winning documentary

Nov 20, 2011 | Applied and Natural Sciences

The School of Human Ecology at Louisiana Tech University will screen “Race to Nowhere,” an award-winning documentary highlighting the unintended consequences of our pressure-cooker culture and education system, as part of their Bruce Everest Lecture Series.
The event will take place December 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Parish Public Library Event Center.  Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
An eye-opening call to action, “Race to Nowhere” features the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country that have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids.
‘“Road to Nowhere’ is an eye-opening call to action and challenges our deepest-held assumptions about how we can best prepare young people for the future,” said Dr. Heather McCollum, assistant professor of family and child studies at Louisiana Tech.
According to the film’s website, tens of thousands of people are coming together to use the film as a centerpiece for raising awareness, radically changing the national dialogue on education and galvanizing change.
The School of Human Ecology, housed in Louisiana Tech’s College of Applied and Natural Sciences, offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, along with opportunities for students to participate in practica and internship experiences, membership in professional organizations, field study tours, and professional growth.
For more information on the screening or the Bruce Everest Lecture Series, contact Louisiana Tech’s School of Human Ecology at (318) 257-3727.