Teacher's College Screening: Making The Impossible Possible
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About the Event
MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE tells the story of the student-led struggle to win Puerto Rican Studies at Brooklyn College, CUNY, in the late 1960s. The documentary is a mosaic of voices, lm footage, and photographs taken by student activists. This important intergenerational story highlights how students and faculty seized the moment to build upon an alliance of Puerto Rican, African American, and other progressive students forged in their communities and the
civil rights movement. Together they changed the face of higher education, transforming the curriculum and expanding who gets educated. The lm sheds light on the 50-year history of struggle that started with the founding of one of the rst Puerto Rican Studies departments in the nation, and documents the continued movement to maintain their gains.
Making the Impossible Possible is a production of the Alliance for Puerto Rican Education and Empowerment and was co-directed by Pam Sporn and Tami Gold and co-produced by Gisely Colón López. It is available from Third World Newsreel, www.twn.org.