Film & Discussion: Grown in Detroit

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The award-winning documentary Grown in Detroit focuses on a Detroit public school of 300 parenting teens who learn about nutrition and independence as they work in the school's farm. This school is the third of its kind in the country; the Catherine Ferguson Academy strives to provide quality education in order to ensure a bright future for each new parent and their child. The school is named after Catherine Ferguson, a famous freed slave who lived in New York who, although illiterate, has been credited as one of the largest promoters of education in the early 1800s. Mascha & Manfred Poppenk are the Dutch independent filmmakers who brought Grown in Detroit to light.

Thursday, September 23, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Film & Discussion, Grade 9 - Adult, Downtown Library, Multi-Purpose Room