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Circle Up! (An Investigation of the Academic Achievement Gap)
March 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Circle Up! gives us a chance to see and hear what is going on in urban high schools by listening to the voices of real students sharing reflections about the effects of opportunity gaps on their everyday lives. It investigates the issues of equity and injustice that have created the “achievement gap” and the barriers that maintain it. The achievement gap is a discrepancy in the academic outcomes between white students and students of color, caused by structural inequality in social institutions, with life-long consequences.
The Youth Underground is an ensemble that creates and performs original theater investigating social issues relevant to young people. The script is based on interviews and conversations with students, teachers, and family, all of whom have been affected by the differences in opportunity. After the hour-long play, the ensemble will lead a talk-back about the issues raised by students’ narratives.
Tickets: $10/ Community: $5/ FREE to BPS students