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Multicultural Parent Education

The Multicultural Parent Education Group is part of the Parents Association. Our mission is to provide a forum where Breck’s multicultural curriculum is extended from the student community to the parent community with the purpose of creating awareness of issues related to diversity, multiculturalism and globalization.

2016-17 Calendar of Events

This list is updated regularly. If you want to be personally notified of updates, please contact committee chairs Edrin Williams or Angela Ettawageshik.

Breck's 16th Annual Multicultural Film Festival

The entire Breck Community is invited to our 16th Annual Multicultural Film Festival! This night of food, films, and discussion will feature some amazing selections (listed below). 

Date: Saturday, November 5
Time: 6:00-10:00 PM
Dinner will be served in the Upper School Dining Room.
Films will be shown in various rooms in the Upper School.

2016 FILM SELECTIONS

The Undocumented

In the past 15 years, more than 2,000 dead migrants have been found in the vast borderlands between Sonora, Mexico, and Tucson, Arizona. The film tells the story of border crossers who perished while trying to cross an unforgiving desert in search of a better life, and follows them on their long journey home. Rated PG-13. Watch the trailer

13th

In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. The title "13th" refers to the 13th Amendment of the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” Rated TV-MA. Watch the trailer.

The Hunting Ground

A startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice — despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level. Rated PG-13 (for disturbing thematic material involving sexual assault, and for language). Watch the trailer.

The Mask You Live In

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Research shows that compared to girls, boys in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out of school, binge drink, commit a violent crime, and/or take their own lives. Rated NR. Watch the trailer.

For a Moment, Freedom

The odyssey of three Iranians groups of refugees: a married couple with a child, two young men with two children, and two men who are friends despite the differences between them. They have all managed to escape from Iran and Iraq, but now they are stuck in the Turkish capital; although freedom is at last almost within their grasp, first they have to wait in a dubious hotel, hoping each day that their applications for asylum will be approved. This enforced break in their journey towards independence is characterised by both hope and utter uncertainty. Rated R. Watch the trailer.

The Book of Life (animated)

In the Mexican town of San Angel, Manolo, Maria and Joaquin have been friends ever since childhood. Although their lives have taken different paths — Maria was sent to Europe, Joaquin joined the military, and Manolo studied to become a bullfighter — one thing remains the same: Manolo and Joaquin both want to marry Maria. Little does the trio know that battling husband-and-wife deities have made a high-stakes wager on the love triangle's outcome. Rated PG. Watch the trailer.

Paper Tigers

Documentary about the lives of staff and students of Lincoln Alternative High School in Walla Walla, Washington. Students at this high school had behavioral issues and poor academic performances and were usually suspended from school. After discovering the studies on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), the high school changed its approach to handling the students with kindness and in-school suspension versus automatic punitive punishments. Rated NR. Watch the trailer.

Looking to get involved or meet other parents? Consider volunteering for this great event. Click here to check out the current volunteer needs.