Film Screenings

In addition to breakout sessions, keynotes, and professional development events, ASHE 2019 is excited to offer a mini-film festival.

Stolen Education: A Film Screening & Q&A with the Producer, Dr. Enrique Alemán, Jr., 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 8:30pm-9:45pm

No registration required. Join us after the Joint Pre-Conference reception for the movie, discussion, and popcorn!

About Dr .Alemán: Dr. Alemán's research agenda includes studying the impact of educational policies on Latina/o and Chicana/o students and communities, the utilization of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Latina/ Critical Theory (LatCrit) frameworks in educational research, and the application of community-based research methods as a way of informing the creation of pathways to higher education. Dr. Alemán has published articles in Harvard Educational Review, Race Ethnicity and Education, Educational Administration Quarterly, and Equity, Excellence and Education, as well as numerous chapters in edited books. 
About the film: In late 2014, he executive produced and co-wrote Stolen Education, a documentary about the forgotten history of a little-known federal desegregation court case from the 1950s, Hernandez et al. v. Driscoll Consolidated School District (1957). Dr. Alemán earned his Ph.D. in Educational Administration, with a concentration in Educational Policy and Planning, from the University of Texas at Austin. While at UT-Austin he also completed a doctoral certification in Mexican American Studies. He has an undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York, New York.

Unlikely: A Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Friday, November 15, 2019 | 12:45pm-2:00pm

No registration required. Join us for a condensed movie screening, discussion, and pizza!

Lorenzo Baber, Loyola University
Bridget Burns, University Innovation Alliance
Jesus Cisneros, University of Texas El Paso
Tamara Henderson, Native American Youth and Family Center
Dina Maramba, Claremont Graduate University

Danette Howard, Lumina Foundation  

About the film: Set in the cities of Akron, Atlanta, Boston, and Los Angeles, five individuals failed by America’s higher education system fight for a second chance at opportunity.SYNOPSIS: In the US less than 50% of students who start college ever finish, making America's college completion rates among the worst in the world. Now there are more than 35 million Americans who started college but never finished, leaving them saddled with debt, and behind their peers in earning power. Featuring interviews with LeBron James, Howard Schultz, and our nation's leading voices in education, this penetrating and personal new film investigates America’s college dropout crisis through the lives of five diverse students as they fight for a second chance at opportunity and highlights the innovators reimagining higher education for the 21stcentury.