Community Watch Party

Collingswood Community Watch Party

Join Collingswood Conversations and CustomED for a Community Watch Party of the compelling documentry, American Promise.

June 10, Lawn at the Scottish Rite, 315 White Horse Pike
Grounds open at 7:30, movie begins at dusk

Trigger Warning:
This program may contain references to hate crimes, violence, suicidal thoughts, child loss, bullying and abuse, and self-harm. Recommended viewing age, 14+.

American Promise centers on two middle-class African American boys as they navigate life and education from kindergarten through high school in the prestigious and predominantly white Dalton School in New York City.

Filmed over 12 years, American Promise takes a hard look at disparities, perceptions and barriers capturing a troubling reality and encouraging meaningful discussion.
American Promise is more than a documentry, it is an opportunity to start real conversations and make progress towards ending systemic racism and removing barriers.

CustomEd and Collingswood Conversations offer this opportunity for discussion before, during and after the watch party.  They encourage all to read and discuss prior to the showing. During the film further questions will be asked using an application called Menti. The software allows those at the watch party to chime in and add to the discussion in real time. These responses will be shared on a second screen during the discussion break of the movie.

This is a free event, but space is limited. Please register here.

Please bring a chair.
Complimentry refreshments.
Beer and wine available for purchase.

Opening Discussion Questions:

  • How important is education in the pursuit of success?
  • How important is opportunity in the pursuit of success?
  • What does success mean to you?
  • Think about a time you felt successful in school.
  • Do you have ideas on how to create supportive schools?