Exciting news about the first community engagement event presented by our WOKE Service Learning group. The students have chosen to host a film screening and panel discussion of the 2017 psychological thriller, Get Out, directed by Jordan Peele. The critically acclaimed film earned Peele a 2018 Academy Award for Best Screenplay, and also earned nominations for Best Actor, Best Picture, and Best Director. Get Out is a compelling film that blends action, horror, comedy, and drama together. Chris Washington, played by Daniel Kaluuya, is a young photographer who is in an interracial relationship with Rose Armitage, played by Allison Williams. Chris and Rose head off for a weekend at her parents’ home in the country. Chris is apprehensive about how Rose’s parents will react to her dating an African-American. As the weekend passes, Chris’s concerns escalate from apprehension to fear for his life as Rose’s family and friends’ behavior turns from over-accommodating to bizarre.
The student leadership of WOKE is excited to present this film to the Upper School community at Bosque School in an effort to open a compelling dialogue about inclusion, art as social justice, media representation, implicit bias, and racism. The panel will be moderated by student leaders and comprised of Bosque staffulty members from the History, Art, and Counseling Departments. WOKE's mission is to “Support Bosque School students in understanding diversity, equity, inclusion, and social understanding while building bridges between middle and upper school grades. WOKE prioritizes outreach and community building internally as well as with Albuquerque-area high school students.”
This screening is the first of several community engagement activations the WOKE student group have planned this year. Get Out is Rated-R for violence and strong language, so students are required to bring a signed permission slip as entry to the screening. Permission slips will be available at morning meeting, as well as at the school store at lunch and after school.
Friday November 15, 2019
Doors open @ 5:00 pm
Film & Discussion 5:30–8:00 pm
Free Admission / Donations accepted to benefit WOKE Service Learning & Campus Community Engagement Activities