Tuesday, November 2: Sewickley Academy welcomes back psychologist, consultant, and best-selling author Michael Thompson. In light of the issues raised by the recent film screening of "Race To Nowhere", Dr. Thompson will continue the conversation about “American’s Achievement Culture” by drawing from his book The Pressured Child: Helping Your Child Find Success in School and Life. He will address America’s performance-driven obsession with the accomplishments of its kids and how to best support our children. The event will be held in the Senior School Commons, Sewickley Academy. There will be a light reception and book signing at 6:00 pm, and the presentation will begin at 6:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, November 4: If you missed Race to Nowhere, or want to view it again: On Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m., Shady Side Academy will host a free screening of the documentary. The screening is free and open to the public and will be held in the Richard E. Rauh Theater of the Hillman Center for Performing Arts on the SSA Senior School campus, 423 Fox Chapel Road, Fox Chapel. The film is 85 minutes long, and guests are invited to stay after the screening for a reception and discussion.
Tuesday, November 9: A follow-up “call to action” meeting will be held to discuss Race to Nowhere, and identify what we might do to make a difference in our community. The meeting will be held at Montessori Children’s Community, 474 Chadwick Street, 7 – 8:30 pm. This discussion is a open to the community. Please join us!
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