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District 200, Alexian Brothers Partner to Show Free Screening of 'Race to Nowhere'

"Race to Nowhere" addresses the pressures facing today's students. The free screening will be Feb. 25 at Hubble Middle School.

Community Unit School District 200 has partnered with Alexian Brothers Parish Services to present a free screening of Race to Nowhere, an up-close look at America's culture and the pressures facing today's students at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Hubble Middle School.

The documentary was produced and co-directed by Vicki Abeles, a concerned mother who reveals the truth behind the nation's achievement-infatuated societal effect on school-age children, according to a press release for the event.

“Students are burdened with the demand to become high achievers who excel in academics, extracurricular activities and community service, leaving little time for themselves or their families,” Abeles said in a statement.

A panel discussion will follow the screening, featuring Trevor Simpson of Alexian Brothers Parish Services as the moderator and Patrick B. McGrath, Ph.D., Director, Alexian Brothers Center for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders; Bob Murray, Dean of Enrollment Management, Illinois Wesleyan University; Julann Ferguson, Guidance Counselor, Wheaton Warrenville South High School; and Sheila Thorse, Seventh Grade Counselor, Hubble Middle School.

A limited number of advance tickets are available at http://rtnhubblemiddleschool.eventbrite.com.

Gregg Slapak February 11, 2013 at 06:50 PM
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