Backpack Full of Cash

October 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History

Join us at the Auburn Avenue Research Library (101 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303) on October 18th, 2018 for the screening of the film, BACKPACK FULL OF CASH ( This documentary film “explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable school populations.” The goal of this event is to move from “good/bad” charter and school choice conversations to more complex discussions related to equitable access to quality education and the role of public education in our democracy.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Georgia State University (GSU) faculty member, Jacob Hackett. Panelists include Jason Esteves (Atlanta Public Schools Board member), Nina Gilbert (educator and founder of Ivy Preparatory Academy), Tiffany Green-Abdullah (founder of The Community Academy for Architecture and Design), Atiba Mbiwan (Associate Director at the Zeist Foundation), and Eli Velez (Managing Director of Youth Programs at the Latin American Association).

This event is free and open to the public.

This event is organized by the Alonzo A Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence and supported by The Auburn Avenue Research Library, The Baton Foundation, GSU CREATE Residency Program, GSU Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, GSU Department of Educational Policy Studies, GSU Department of Middle and Secondary Education, and Joyce King (Benjamin E. Mays Chair for Urban Teaching, Learning, and Leadership at GSU).

This is a 2018 Sources Conference pre-conference event. Learn more about the Sources Conference at #Sources2018