The Department of Geography Speaker Series, 2011-12: Film Screening — "Precious Knowledge"

January 18, 2012

The Department of Geography Speaker Series, 2011-12, with the support of the New Partnership Foundation, the College of Liberal Arts, Chicano and Latino Studies, and the Highly Valued Degrees Initiative Men’s Success Program (Student Life and Development), is pleased to present a screening of the recent documentary Precious Knowledge (70 minutes). Both the film’s producer, Eren McGinnis, and one of the teachers featured in the film, Jóse Gonzalez, will be in attendance and available for Q&A. Precious Knowledge documents the struggles of Tucson High School students and teachers as they work to save Ethnic Studies classes. In addition to the documentary illustrating how inequalities in education continue to affect people of color, the film demonstrates forms of critical pedagogy that can empower students to make change.

More information about the film can be accessed here.

Click here to view the film’s trailer, and here to read a review of the film in the Huntington post.

Please RSVP for a class or large group by contacting Maggie Muñoz-Perez, Department of Geography, at 562-985 4977 or