Tuesday, March 8, 2011

SCPA Hosts Acclaimed Documentary Producer, Film Festival Exec.

Tonya Lewis Lee, Producer of I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education and Lee Ann Kim, SD Asian Film Festival Founder, recently met with students at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA).

Sponsored by the Associated Student Body and the EPIC Program, students were able to discuss the acclaimed film with the director. It chronicles the struggles of the Buffalo (N.Y.) High School for the Performing and Visual Arts as students and staff worked to fully integrate its lunchroom. Kim and Mitzi Lizarraga, SCPA Principal, moderated the discussion.

Lewis Lee, also discussed Giant Steps to Change The World, the book she co-authored with her husband, director Spike Lee. The book is a compelling look at what youth may do to empower positive change in the world.

For more information, contact Lizarraga at (619) 470-0555.

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